It probably won’t shock you to know that at The Birdie office, we’re a little obsessed with our phones. They’re either in our hands or perched nearby on our desks, and we prefer it that way. As iPhone addicted as we are, we know some of the best phone accessories out there, and below are a few of our favorites.
1. Ever hold your phone for so long that your pinky finger started to cramp? Then you need a Pop Socket. This little accessory sticks to the back of your phone and has a round disc that extends out from the base, so you can comfortably hold your phone between your index and middle finger. Never again will you drop your phone on your face while scrolling through Instagram before bed.
2. Ring Lights are a must if you’re taking pictures in less than ideal lighting. Our favorite ring lights clip on and off, have several brightness settings and are small enough to fit in your pocket. A lot of these lights are branded as “selfie lights,” but we love them for taking pictures of food in dimly lit restaurants. That probably says more about us than anything though.
3. We usually think of tripods as heavy photography equipment, but the JOBY GripTight GorillaPod Stand is as lightweight and mobile as your phone. Its flexible legs allow you to create a tripod on any surface. Straighten the legs out to take pictures on a table or wrap them around the limb of a tree to record a video on your next hike. It goes anywhere you can.
4. Swap out your phone’s lens for a fisheye, telephoto or macro lens with an easy to use Lens Kit. Each lens screws onto the base that then clips on and over your phone’s lens. You can transform your pictures with these lenses without having to carry around a bulky camera bag.