The microphone can be positioned in any direction up and down 180 degrees in addition to the panning left and right. The harness supports the back and torso while allowing total control of the pole and microphone. The pole is made of a strong carbon material. The range is from 1.5m to 6m with extension pole. The unit is in excellent condition and is offered with its case. Some of the case foam inserts have degraded and have been removed. The unit can also be used to carry a minicam - please see photo.