Mobile Phone Accessories

by Phillip Nichol… ·Posted 03/30/2021
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 Allan Weitz ·Posted 10/14/2020
Am I the only one who thinks it’s funny that when a new smartphone debuts, the only thing people ask about is the camera? Is it a decent phone? Nobody cares. Does the caller sound like they’re calling from Mars? If they do it’s not the phone—contact your carrier. The only things people seem to care about are how many megapixels and how many lenses it has. Unlike earlier-generation smartphones, which typically had a single semi-wide-angle camera lens with some form of digital zoom, today’s smartphones offer multiple lens options that enable you
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 09/13/2022
Smartphone photography is getting better and better each year. It’s now possible to create usable images in near pitch black and capture stunning photos of the night sky. I would advise you not to do that, at least not all the time. Dedicated smartphone photographers know this and go hunting for the best possible light for their photographs. I’m here to tell you that you no longer have to rely on available light to get a great smartphone shot, there are plenty of new lighting tools available, developed exclusively for smartphones. Compact LED
by Mary Latvis ·Posted 02/15/2019
Here, there, and everywhere… like most people, I tote my cell phone with its integrated camera with me almost everywhere I go. For grabbing snapshots and quick videos to share easily with friends and family, you really can’t beat its convenience. And I love that I can bump up the quality of my mobile photos with my add-on x2 telephoto and x0.6 wide-angle Zeiss Exolenses. Here are three views of the Sunnyside Rail Yards with the 2x telephoto lens really standing out from the standard phone capture.
by Nicholas Messitte ·Posted 08/15/2018
Do you have a pair of Shure SE earphones, but also an Android device without a headphone jack? If so, you’ll be thrilled to know the Shure makes a remote/in-line DAC for these earphones that sports a USB Type-C connection point, making it usable with Android devices! Called the Shure RMCE-USB, this cable sports a DAC that can handle audio resolutions and sample rates of up to 24-bit / 96 kHz, which is no slight feat for a
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 10/25/2017
When you think instant film, it is still difficult not to picture the legendary square images with a white border many of us have stored in aging photo albums, so it only makes sense that after releasing its SQUARE film that Fujifilm would release the instax SHARE SP-3 Smartphone Printer with the same format support. This model shares much with its predecessor, using the instax SHARE mobile app and built-in Wi-Fi connectivity to
by Jill Waterman ·Posted 10/30/2017
As they say, a company is only as great as the people within it. The product experts at B&H exemplify this adage daily, in the personal attention they offer every customer interaction, as well as their depth of knowledge and passion for practical solutions. “Many people don’t realize, it’s not just knowing the tech that’s important; the sales reps behind the counter get customer feedback about the items that serve people best,” explains B&H Sony Specialist Yisroel Ybgi. “So, their recommendations are not only based on what it says in a
by Shawn C. Steiner ·Posted 08/24/2017
Filling the void left by the demise of the lens-style camera, the DxO ONE is part of a new category that goes beyond being a simple smartphone accessory and yet feels right at home working side by side with your everyday devices—it's a miniaturized camera that makes the best of the iPhone screen. The reason for the DxO ONE's success is a combination of many factors, though it’s mainly the super-compact size and superb image quality. I must admit, I was not