Lets face it: the cameras on most phones suck. There is just no flexibility in how they take pictures. While nothing can fix the bad plastic lenses in the phone itself, you can make your phone’s camera more versatile by using an attachable lens. Thought those were only for higher end cameras? Not anymore! PhotoJojo has introduced two lenses: a wide angle/macro lens and a fish-eye lens. Provided with each are two magnetic rings that you attach around your camera’s existing lens. Then just place the lens against the ring, and viola! Your friends look like they are in a bubble. While being in a bubble is of dubious utility, the macro lens could seriously be useful. You never know when you will find something small but interesting, and these lenses are small enough to be worth carrying around. You know, just in case.Tweet
Anyone who has ever shot video on an iPhone has wished for this gadget or something like it. We’ve all been there, trying to take that shot in landscape mode, our hands shaking the more we concentrated on being still, and then that one rebellious finger suddenly covers the lens and ruins the shot. You can just scream in frustration.
Zacuto’s clever solution to this common problem is the Zgrip for iPhone, which brings the convenience of a tripod to the handheld arena. In order to pull that off, the device has to be ultra-light and ultra-comfortable. Weighing in at just a few ounces, Zgrip manages to be both of those things. One very favourable design decision is the gap in the handle, which allows for its lightness, and it allows you to hold the handle for long periods without a sweaty palm.
Anyone who shoots video with an iPhone should try this product, even if you count yourself among the lucky few who have never screamed out in frustration. You might be surprised at how revealing the test run is. Using an iPhone to shoot video is an awkward experience even if you’ve never realized it. The Zgrip turns awkward into graceful, and it allows you to shoot video for hours with pain-free hands.
The Zgrip Jr. is the perfect fit for those times when you want to shoot video with their iPhone at a concert or even at the local parade. However, if you take your iPhone video a little more serious than that, there’s the Pro edition. The Pro is a lot like the Jr., but also includes greater adjustability, a tripod attachment, and a removable cradle.Tweet
2010 is going to be the year that the smartphone comes to dominate the market and every manufacturer is joining in with its own hardware and software that claims to be smarter than the average mobile. The consumer will have to make their own decisions, although with so many cool phones out there, it could be more difficult than you might think.
HTC has become a key player in the modern smartphone market and the Legend benefits from the Android 2.1 operating system and a large 3.2 inch touchscreen display. The screen uses AMOLED technology, which has the capabilities to display rich colours and bright images without eating into the battery life. Wi-Fi connectivity couples with 3G for lightening fast internet access and a 5 megapixel camera with a flash and autofocus completes the Legend`s vital statistics. The Sense interface which HTC lays over the top of Android is a big selling point, as it makes customisation and social networking easily accessible. Read the rest of this entry »
Nokia has just announced their new “we want to kill the iPhone” product and at first glance its suprisingly good. The pitch is that the N97 is a computer in your pocket not just a mobile phone, and on paper it looks to have a good specification. Read the rest of this entry »Tweet
The long awaited BlackBerry Storm Smartphone offers a 3.2 mega pixel digital, built in GPS, 480 x 360 high resolution screen for watching videos and all of the usual you would come to expect such as email and web browsing. With the greater threat from the Apple iPhone in the corperate market, RIM are certainly stepping up their game and putting together a nice device for those needing an office on the move.Tweet
If we really can’t convince you to get the Apple Iphone 3G, then why not give the Nokia N96 mobile phone a look? It features a built in DVB-H terrestrial TV receiver, onboard GPS, 3D games and access to the BBC iPlayer.Tweet
The first iPhone was a revolutionary phone, but the 3G iPhone is the must have device of 2008. Combining all of the cool usability and style of the first iPhone the 3G iPhone now has the speed of 3G and the uefulness of thousands of applications via the appstore. No self respecting person is without an iPhone!
Once you have joined the iPhone cult make sure you get yourself the Best iPhone Apps.Tweet