First, a confession. I have a tech problem. There, I’ve said it. Late at night, when the house is quiet and the kids are asleep, you can probably find me scrolling through top five gadget lists on Engadget.
My latest obsession is camera accessories for our iPhone. We use our iPhone camera a lot these days, so I’m researching accessories to improve our iphoneography. Some of the accessories I’ve found are amazing.
They’re just so tech awesome that I had to share them with you.
Kogeto Dot 360 Degree Panoramic Camera
The Dot is a video attachment that lets you take a 360 degree panoramic video with your iPhone. You’ll need to download the free Looker app from the iStore to share your video directly to Facebook or Twitter. You can look at different parts of your panorama by swiping your iPhone screen.
There are some complaints about blurry video when held in your hand so invest in a connector or tripod, or put your iPhone on a stable surface to take videos. Available for the iPhone 4 and 4S.
This slick little tripod lets you take photos for almost any angle. The flexible legs can be wrapped around a pole or tree branch for support. You can also use the Gorilla as a stand.
The GorillaMobile tripod includes a clip for attaching the tripod to your iPhone and an adapter screw allowing you to easily use it for your point and shoot camera. The GorrillaMobile comes in different versions for the iPhone 4 and 4s, or iPhone 3 and 3GS.
Great for those who already have a tripod, the Glif lets you attach your iPhone to your tripod mount. The Glif can also be used as a kickstand for hands-free reading or watching videos. The Glif started as a hugely successful Kickstarter campaign and gets great reviews.
Small enough to fit in your palm, the Pico Pocket Projector can project widescreen (up to 66 inches) to show off photographs or videos from your iPhone. You can use it with or without your iPhone. Includes a MicroSD card slot, female USB adapter, and I/O ports include USB, VGA and HDMI. The remote control is sold separately and you’ll need an iPod accessory kit to hook up your iPhone
The Olloclip has a fisheye, wide angle and macro lens in one tiny unit. It clips to the corner of your iPhone with the small included attachment, but you’ll need to remove your case first. The Olloclip stores in a small microfibre carrying case.
The iFlash by Cyanics is an external LED flash for your iPhone that acts as a flashlight in torch mode. The iFlash is battery free and takes its power from your iPhone. Available for the iPhone 3G and 3GS, and iPhone 4.
The RainBallet is a sleek waterproof case certified to endure up to 30 minutes underwater at a depth of 3.28 feet. It’s shock resistant, and the manufacturer claims that it won’t block sound, and that the attached Sharpvue lenses mean clear videos and photos. Available for the iPhone 4 and 4S.
Made of a single piece of aluminum, the Bubo is a solid camera mount and stabilizer, with a 37 mm threaded mount for lenses, four tripod mounts, a microphone and an accessory mount. Available for the iPhone 3G, 3GS and iPhone 4.