iPhone Accessories : Gorillamobile, Olloclip Macro Len,Belkin LiveAction Camera Grip, Vtec Zoom Lens

8/6/2012 5:23:13 PM

We test out the best photo-gadgets available for your cameraphone

1.    Gorillamobile

Price: $40

Score: 5/5

The Gorillamobile is part of the popular Gorillapod range from Jody. It is a flexible mini tripod that is designed to be used anywhere on anything, whether it is sat on a desk or wrapped around a free out in the wilderness.

It comes with a durable, always-on bumper case that can stay attached to your phone when not using the Gorillamobile. It can be used in either landscape or portrait mode, depending on what you want to shoot. As an added bonus, the Gorillamobile comes with a quarter-inch screw attachment, meaning it can also be used with your compact camera.

Description: Gorillamobile


2.    Olloclip Macro Len

 Price: $70

Score: 5/5

“Collection of three lenses for the price of one, packed into a neat little bundle”

Olloclip Macro Lens is a collection of three different lenses for the price of one, packed into a neat little bundle.

With this cool little gadget you get a wide-angle lens, a macro lens and a fisheye lens in one, allowing you to carry each of the three lens attachments with you anywhere you go.

The macro lens attachment for the Olloclip offers up extreme close-ups with your cameraphone, offering a 10x multiplier that allows you to focus the iPhone within 12-15mm of the subject. You won’t be able to focus on anything much further away than a few centimetres, so its uses are limited, but this extreme magnification makes for some very interesting shots that might be otherwise unavailable when shooting on your iPhone.

Description: Olloclip Macro Len

Olloclip Macro Len

3.    Belkin LiveAction Camera Grip

Price: $50

Score: 3/5

The Belkin LiveAction Camera Grip allows you to get a better grasp of your iPhone’s camera, making it easier to hold and shoot with.

The LiveAction simply attaches to the charging socket of your iPhone, giving you a large grip to be able to hold the phone. This little device also includes a built-in shutter release, which emulates the feel of a compact camera and means that you don’t need to reply on the touch screen. As an extra addition, there is also a tripod-mounting screw on the bottom of the grip, which means you can mount your iPhone on a tripod for extra stability while shooting.

Description: Belkin LiveAction Camera Grip

Belkin LiveAction Camera Grip

4.    Vtec Zoom Lens

Price: N/A

Score: 4/5

Vtec make a selection of lenses for the iPhone 4/4S, including a telephoto zoom, a wide angle and a fisheye lens.

The telephoto zoom lens gives a 12x magnification of the original iPhone camera. It uses an aluminium body and is fairly large, meaning it’s not that convenient to carry everywhere. However, it does come equipped with a phone case and a tripod, allowing you to set it up easily and get pin-sharp shots every time.

Although not as practical as simply using the built-in zoom of the iPhone, it offers greater magnification and much higher image quality.

Description: Vtec Zoom Lens

Vtec Zoom Lens

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