Every year, Apple unveils a new iPhone model, often with new hyper-gee-whiz camera advancements that make it the…((ahem))…greatest smartphone camera of all time!
While hyperbole is baked into such announcements, even camera experts admit a high-end smartphone camera can under many circumstances produce images that are at least on par with shots from a DSLR. Of course, that doesn’t mean there aren’t some accessories that can help make your iPhone images just a touch better.
If smartphone photo quality matters to you as much as ease of use, check out these three helpful items from The Cult of Mac Store, each on sale right now at up to almost half off.
Selfies extend beyond your arms’ reach with the flexible bendy arms of this handy portable tripod. With tentacles that grip your phone and can even secure it to a lamppost or a tree, the Armor-X massively expands your shooting range, which you can control with the included Bluetooth remote shutter. You’ll never have to awkwardly prop up your phone to get just the right pic again.
This Kickstarter darling eliminates the multi-attachment lens kits for a single all-in-one accessory that instantly enhances any smartphone pic. With a flick, the easily attached RevolCam shifts effortlessly between wide angle, fisheye and macro lenses along with a selfie mirror for perfectly composed images. There’s also a LED light with 230 different light levels to make sure every shot is perfectly lit. Right now, a $5 holiday price drop brings this down to $29.99, half off its retail price.
This gimbal stabilizes your phone to capture ridiculously smooth video shots worthy of any Hollywood Steadicam. Strap in your phone, then work the Mini-MI controls to focus, zoom, shoot panoramas, time-lapses and more. Your phone stays juiced via wireless charging while allowing even inexperienced shooters to capture photos and video that looks like a professional production.