Instagram is one of the most popular networks for engagement, and is only continuing to grow. Despite it’s already large user base, the app became even more exciting after debuting Stories to compete with SnapChat. Whether you’re sharing a funny Boomerang or making viewers jealous of your last vacation, Instagram is a platform you can use in many ways to share your experiences.
What really makes this platform stand out is its versatility. Not only can you share posts pictures or videos, there are also loads of little tricks to make your profile more aesthetically pleasing. Below are a few gadgets that can help give your photos and videos a little extra boost to separate them from the crowd.
Manfrotto Pixi Mini tripod
Although the image stabilization on smartphones is impressive, it’s no substitute for a legitimate tripod. The sturdy Manfrotto Pixi Mini ($30) comes with a universal smartphone clamp and a great press-to-move hinge that makes it easy to position and reposition your phone.
Using a tripod with your smartphone is a good habit to get into, but not just to prevent shaky videos. If you film while standing up, you’re often using regular human eye-level as your point of view, which isn’t unusual at all. Putting your phone on a small tripod like the like the Pixi Mini – which stands just 13.5cm tall – allows you to take a more creative, possibly even ground-level point of view that will help your video stand out from the crowd.
Aukey 3 in 1 Clip-on Cell Phone Camera Lens Kit
The 3 in 1 kit includes wide-angle, macro and fisheye lenses to create a variety of photography scenarios. These camera lenses easily clip onto any kind of smartphone and tablet. The clips are made with soft rubber that will not leave any scratches on your device. Lenses are crafted with aluminum alloy and multi-element coated glass that minimizes ghosting, lens flare, reflection and other artifacts.
This is a great product for people who are looking to experiment and are just getting into photography. Just attach any of these lenses to your device and you’re ready to take a high-quality picture or video. You can also experiment with different effects and views to ensure you get the perfect shot.
Polaroid Cube Mini Lifestyle Action Camera
This small action Polaroid Cube camera is no joke. It’s both shockproof and splash-resistant, and you can mount it on other objects to take versatile and high-quality shots. The Polaroid Cube camera has a 1.4-inch measurement on each side, has an internal rechargeable battery (which can last up to 90 minutes), and comes with a computer connection cable.
The camera combines a 124° wide-angle lens, with 1080p HD video, and includes a microphone under the lens. You can also attach this camera to various objects using the strong magnetic mount on the base.
The pocket spotlight is a continuous source of light with a manual on/off switch. You can also adjust the brightness manually. It has three brightness settings – full strength, half strength and strobe. The pocket spotlight also provides you with a natural flash setting to further enhance that of your smartphone.
The pocket spotlight fits into the headphone jack of your device and has an internal battery that charges quickly with a USB cable. It’s compatible with the iOS system and suits for the most up to date iOS versions, as well as Android and Windows versions.
Muku Shuttr – Selfie Remote
Muku Shuttr is the slimmest remote control on the market for the iPhone, iPad, Android, and Samsung Galaxy and Notes. It has a sleek and portable design, and can take group photos and videos from as far as 30 feet. It is made of premium, sturdy-build quality in a sleek, durable and portable design, and it also includes an audio jack phone stand to position your phone in a freestanding position. You’ll never have to worry about cutting a great background or friends out of your selfies again!
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