Mobile Accessories

by Jennifer Hahn ·Posted
Now that smartphone cameras will soon exceed DSLR camera specs by providing higher resolution, professional functions, and a cinematic look and feel (yes, even Steven Spielberg is making films with his smartphone now), it has become necessary for accessories to help maximize your phone’s capabilities. Zacuto has the answer to monitoring comfort, accuracy, and quality with the new Smart Z-Finder, an electronic viewfinder designed specifically for
by Mos Khan ·Posted
If you haven’t yet heard about gallium nitride (GaN) charging technology, you soon will. The secret behind a new generation of smaller yet more efficient chargers and power bricks, GaN technology is the obvious successor to today’s ubiquitous silicon chargers, and for good reason. What is GaN technology? GaN is a material that was initially used to manufacture certain types of LEDs and LED screens in the early 1990s. Back then, GaN technology was also used to develop a type of blue laser that was used in certain media consoles. If you’ve ever
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Despite my fairly extensive history reviewing and even developing wearable tech, I don’t think I’ve ever come across a device that elicited more of a “Thinking Face” emoji than the Wristcam. A dual-camera watch band that connects to and works with your Apple Watch? Hmmm. The premise alone had me intrigued. After all, it’s not hard to imagine the possible advantages of having a capable camera on your wrist. In my mind, I
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted
For years, JOBY has been creating a line of odd-looking but creatively functional tripods like its GorillaPods, which allow photographers to mount their cameras (and smartphones) in places where normal tripods and supports dare not attempt. It is with this history of innovative camera supports that JOBY is entering
by Allan Weitz ·Posted
Joby has introduced new products for vloggers, influencers, and mobile creators who need truly portable run-and-gun social media gear. The Joby Wavo is a compact video mic that works with your smartphone via ¼"-20 screw or any camera with a cold shoe. Unidirectional and shock-isolated to help isolate the speaker’s voice from background noise, each Wavo comes with a foam windshield for additional ambient noise reduction. The
by Todd Vorenkamp ·Posted
Not every specification for the products that B&H Photo sells requires a secret decoder ring. We all know what height, width, length, and weight are. Photographers are familiar with megapixels and ISO ranges. However, there is one specification that pops up across many product lines that you might not be familiar with: IP Rating. You will find the “IP Rating” specification on products like hard and waterproof cases,
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted
Google knows tech, and the company brought its A-game to a lower price point with its latest true wireless in-ear headphones, the Pixel Buds A-Series. Available in clearly white and dark olive finishes, the Pixel Buds A-Series brings a slew of features from the popular Pixel Buds to create a cost-effective true wireless
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted
If you're shooting video with your Android mobile device and need to upgrade its sound capture quality, the RØDE VideoMic Me-C is well worth your consideration. This miniature, ultracompact shotgun mic plugs right into your Android smartphone or tablet via its USB Type-C connector, using the connection point as a mount, as well. Since it has a headphone port on the back of the body, you can monitor your audio to make sure it’s clean
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
Macs have long been the go-to choice for creative professionals. Still, even with that legendary legacy it’s easy to see that there are a few relatively common features that haven’t quite found their way into the latest Mac. Many users find a solution by adding various accessories, such as a drawing tablet or secondary display. However, I would argue there is a better choice—the iPad. The
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted
Everyone knows a creator—everyone is a creator. Being a creator is easy these days, especially with so many different social media platforms available to share your work and interact with others. There are also those among us who get way into it and want their streams, TikToks, YouTube videos, or Instagram posts to be the best they can be. If you know someone like that and want to find them the perfect gift, we highly recommend checking out this list. 1. Smartphone Gimbal With video becoming incredibly good on mobile devices, the ability to
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted
Time is running out to find the perfect gift for the photographer in your life. Or maybe you're the photographer and your partner, friend, spouse, or parent has just sprung the question on you: "What kind of gift should I get you?" Well, to help make things a bit easier, we've assembled a list of our top 10 last-minute gifts for photographers. 1. Mini LED Light The best item you never knew you needed, a
by Bjorn Petersen ·Posted
Photographers are a tricky bunch to shop for, especially those avid shooters who seemingly already have all the gear they need. Cameras, lenses, bags, tripods, and so on—it’s a tough task to find a photo-related gift for the photographer who already has it all. Here are some ideas for not-so-common gift options sure to please all types of photographers. Lensbaby Special Effects Lens Sure, your photographer has all the fastest, sharpest, and most exacting glass they need, but do they have the lens that excels in the world of soft focus, smooth
by Allan Weitz ·Posted
How many times have you looked at something and said, “Why didn’t I think of that?” That’s exactly what I said the first time I saw a miniature tripod made by JOBY. They’re brilliant, they perform as advertised, and they’re as popular among shooters as ice pops on a hot summer day. Designed to handle a range of weight loads and available in a variety of configurations, from JOBY’s ever-popular GorillaPod
by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted
Surely good news for people in the business of podcasting, video conferencing, home recording, and vlogging, Shure has refreshed its MV Series microphones and some are bundled with new accessories to make unboxing even more exciting. The low-profile MV5 digital condenser microphone (available in gray with black foam or in
by M. Brett Smith ·Posted
Music is the great enhancer. No matter where you are or what you're doing, virtually everything is better with a song. With that sentiment in mind, we've put together a list of some of our favorite speakers and portable music players. With each device, we've also included a song recommendation—just a handful of tracks we've been listening to a lot lately. Hope you enjoy! Sonos Move 2 Last fall, Sonos released the Move 2, the