Feiten. Anders bekeken.

Pocket Tripod

Geschreven door  op in Review, The Mobile Life.

Kickstarter, it took the world by surprise, and now is one of the most treasures starting places of creative people needing a little boost. One of my favourite Kickstarters is the Pocket Tripod. A wallet-sized, fully movable iPhone tripod, making it easy to make longer exposure pictures on the iPhone. As a photographer, my favourite portable camera remains the iPhone. I takes more than decent pictures, there are a lot of apps on it for editing and sharing, but most of all because it’s always with me. Since my first iPhone in 2008 I made over 15.000 pictures with five devices.

The small dimensions (just over 8 cm high, 5 cm high, and a measly 2 mm thin) makes it sure that it will fit in even an overcrowded wallet (as every wallet is).

When you unpack the Pocket Tripod you will find the note on how to transform the credit card sized piece of plastic to a fully functional iPhone tripod. Just twist, pull and turn on the right spots, and everything works great. The design is very clever and brings a smile to everyone I show it to.

It does best what it is said to do: it stabilises your iPhone. However, the nature of that promise has some small flaws. This is not because of the design of the product, but in the nature of photography itself. You see, a photographer likes to move the camera to the exact position, not put it down on a table. That is why every decent tripod is fully adjustable in height. Even when putting it down on a table, you have the problem of the table surface being wobbly, be it by design in ye olde pub, be it your table guests, who are probably drinking, eating, or touching the table in a lively discussion. So if I could have one wish for the future of this product is the ability to mount this to a standard tripod mount.

Another problem in the same nature is that the latest iPhone cameras are so damn good with the open aperture and high ISO sensitivity that for almost every occasion the device can be held stable enough to take great pictures. But hey, you can’t really complain about that now can we!

When the stars do align and you find an interesting moving subject with a stable location to put your iPhone and tripod, it will do absolute wonders. Especially when combining it with an app like SlowShutter, you will get great results!

If you love iPhone photography as much as I do, I can only recommend this little tool!

You can pre-order this awesome gadget at their site: www.pocket-tripod.com.

Ook interessant

Lightning To SD Card adapter (USB 3.0)

14/12/2015

14/12/2015

A single cable that replaces a MacBook Pro with an iPhone. Isn’t that just a preposterous thought? Strangely enough, with...

Curated music & random noise

06/06/2013

06/06/2013

<p>One of my favorite places to work from is a local coffee shop. Why? Music! </p>

Apple Music

08/06/2015

08/06/2015

Apple just introduced Apple Music at WWDC. A single, intuitive app that combines the best ways to enjoy music —...

(The) Traveling Light

28/05/2013

28/05/2013

<p>I’m a light hunter.</p><div><p>I look for the most interesting light in any places I can find. When I do I set up, and when the time is right, I set up my equipment, and I pull the trigger. </p></div>

Munchieboxes and the Glasgow Effect

11/10/2016

11/10/2016

Each city has its own culinary specialties. Be it Neapolitan Pizza, New York Hotdogs or Philly Cheesesteak. But Glasgow has it’s own...

MOBIB in Belgium

02/09/2014

02/09/2014

<p>Is Belgium ready for a revolution in public transport? We hope so, because it's here with MOBIB.</p>

The new IKEA smell

03/02/2016

03/02/2016

We all know how it smells when you finished building those new IKEA packets. A mixture between wood and and...

Preserving memories: Epson FF-680W

05/09/2019

05/09/2019

What’s the price of a memory? As a photographer I can tell you: memories are priceless. In 20-30 years time...

The Technology Opera, in the key of HP

10/05/2012

10/05/2012

<p>HP invited us for their Global Influencers Summit 2012 in Shanghai to present 'the future'. Did they live up to to promise? </p>

The Jungle Book trailer hits!

15/09/2015

15/09/2015

Anticipated for quite some time, Disney just released the trailer for The Jungle Book! Check it out here!

The City of a Hundred Spires

15/10/2015

15/10/2015

Prague, capital of the Czech Republic, is one of those cities that easily gets forgotten between the big touristic destinations...

Electronic Bag Tag

08/07/2013

08/07/2013

<p>Designworks, a Brittish product design firm has partnered with British Airways to create an awesome re-usable e-ink based bag tag. </p>

Philips hue debuts long awaited E14 bulbs

17/03/2017

17/03/2017

With Hue, Philips has a very extensive connected lights system, offering quality light and colour in a home setting. However, one...

Survival Gear

07/06/2013

07/06/2013

<p>This weekend I'm traveling on the bare necessities. What's in the bag?  </p>

Review: LaCie Rugged USB-C 500GB SSD

19/06/2018

19/06/2018

Ugh, who really cares about storage? It’s one of those necessary evils that no-one wants to think about. Yet, you...

Reageer

Geef een antwoord

Het e-mailadres wordt niet gepubliceerd. Vereiste velden zijn gemarkeerd met *

Deze website gebruikt Akismet om spam te verminderen. Bekijk hoe je reactie-gegevens worden verwerkt.