Top Tech Products for Selfies & Video Capture For Periscope & You Tube

Top Tech Products for Selfies & Video Capture For Periscope & You Tube

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The time has come where even our toddlers are taking selfies, and learning how to capture videos. For many parents, their tweens have a better idea of how to shoot epic You Tube videos than they do. I know it can be frustrating to learn all the new gadgets and technology out there, so I hope this list of top rated tech gear will put you at ease around building your personal digital studio, be it as a parent, foodie, or digital hipster in the big big world. Whatever the path or adventure, we all need to know which gadgets will heighten the experience, and amplify our digital storytelling.

Smart phones today are powerful media tools, and many of us can create all we need with the phone itself, which saves hundreds, if not thousands of dollars on equipment. But there are additional pieces you can purchase to enhance your work, as well as make it easier. As an educator and entrepreneur, video is important to me, especially with social platforms like Facebook Live, You Tube, Periscope and Snap Chat. So below is a detailed list of resources that I recommend to build your epic mobile and home studio.


Audio is important for great recording. Use microphones to enhance audio on your smart phones and tablets.

iGear: Premium Lavalier Lapel Omnidirectional Condenser Microphone (iPhone/Samsung)

-iGear Premium Clip-on Omnidirectional Lavalier Microphone, Great For Youtube, Interview, Indoors and Outdoors.

-Our ALL Metal Omnidirectional Lavalier 7 Meters Ultra Long Cable Microphone Comes with Premium Synthetic Leather Case, TWO Wind Muffs & -TWO Lapel Clips

-3.5mm TRRS Jack and 4.5 Meters (177 inches or almost 15 foot!) Ultra Long Cable for Apple iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch, Android & Windows Smartphones. NO Need to Buy Extension.

-NO Battery Required for Our Pattern Pending Omnidirectional Sound Pickup System

-Buy with Confidence – Comes With 30 Day Money Back Guarantee and Lifetime Warranty! Buy with a Peace of Mind.

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Rode: VideoMic MW Microphone for Smart Phones

-Compact TRRS cardioid microphone designed for iOS devices and smartphones

-High-quality directional microphone that connects directly to the iPhone TRRS microphone/headphone socket

-3.5mm headphone output

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Zax Sounds Professional Cardioid Condenser Microphone With Tripod Stand (mobile devices)

-First budget Cardioid Microphone with high sensitivity. A Cardioid pickup pattern that picks sound from front with noise cancellation from sides and back.

-Good Design, Perfect Grep Plug and Play Condenser Microphone with 3.5mm Stereo Audio Jack Plug, TRRS 3.5mm and USB, No Software is Needed.

-High compatibility with all PCs, Notebooks, all iPhones and Android Smart phones and Tablet made after 2010, game consoles xBox 360 and almost all devices.

-External Microphone with 6 feet cable for Windows 10 / 8.1 /8 / 7 and Mac PC Computers, Laptops Providing Clear Digital Stereo Sound.

-Use Your Smart Phone to Record Your YouTube Videos From 10 Feet Far in a Quite Room. Comes with a Tripod Stand Allows you to Adjust the Angle of the Microphone.

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Although you can use traditional lamps for home lighting, I suggest using these lenses and attachments to enhance your lighting needs for selfie and traditional photography and videography.

XENVO Premium Camera Lens Kit with LED Light

-TRUVIEW 0.45x IPHONE WIDE ANGLE LENS – Capture 45% MORE PICTURE than your phone’s built in lens WITHOUT sacrificing quality. Enhance your phone’s natural abilities. Capture stunning photos and videos of people, pets, landscapes, architecture, and more. Plus, NO DARK CORNERS or vignetting like cheaper lenses. Crafted from premium optical glass and solid metal for durability and longevity. iPhone Lens for iPhone 6 / 6s / 6s Plus / 5s / 4s / iPad Air / iPad Mini & Android / Samsung devices.

-CLARUS 12.5x MACRO LENS IPHONE & TRUGRIP LENS CLIP – Marvel your senses with super close-up photos. Capture all the intricacies and details with precision focus for razor crisp pictures every time. PLUS, the TruGrip Lens Clip offers superior gripping power to fasten your lenses to your mobile phone when you’re in action mode, framing your next perfect shot. The gripping surfaces of the clip are made of soft, yet firm and resilient rubber to protect your iPhone and Android devices from harm.

-RECHARGEABLE LED FILL LIGHT – The included LED light plugs right into your phone’s earphone jack and includes 3 settings: Low, Medium, and High. Instantly brighten your surroundings with warm continuous light. The warm and natural LED light is superior to your smartphone’s built in flash – which often blinds people and yields unnatural color in your photos – especially in darker settings and venues. Say goodbye to frustrating photo “retakes” and hello to brilliant photos the first time.

-PROTECTIVE DURACASE + EASYCLIP – Transport and Protect your investment with your very own portable, zippered DuraCase – perfect for taking your lens kit and LED light with you on the fly. The DuraCase is the perfect companion to your iPhone lens kit and holds all lens components and LED light snugly and safely. You also get a sturdy, aluminum EasyClip to effortlessly hook your DuraCase to your purse strap, laptop bag, or backpack for quick & easy access so you never miss another photo moment.

-PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL PHOTOS & VIDEOS – Shooting selfies and large group photos is a snap. A huge hit at social gatherings and family outings. Also designed for today’s most demanding content creators, bloggers, marketers, and social media pros who count on their smartphone camera to grow their online presence and business. Get the ultimate cell phone camera lens kit: iPhone camera lens kit for ALL iPhones, iPads, and most Android phones. NOT COMPATIBLE with Samsung Galaxy S6 & S7 Edge.

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Ulife-JOY Selfie Light Ring Fill LED Lights Camera Photography

-Ring Fill Selfie Light: Provide lenses fill light effect for creative photography and videography in dark environment

-With 36 white LED bulbs, this specially designed selfie light provides supplemental or side lighting for photography when ever you have low light conditions. It also helps you to get higher quality pictures and videos even when just low-light is available

-No need to plug it in and is super easy to use. Just clamp this flexible clip style light on your smart phone and pressing the power button and you will get the supplementary lighting. With 3 different levels of brightness, you’ll find the perfect lighting needed for your photos

-Compatible with smart phones and tablet pc ipad: iPhone 6s / 6s Plus / 6 /6 Plus / 5s / 5c / 5 / 4s / 4, Samsung Galaxy series like Galaxy S7 S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge, Note 5, LG Phones, Moto, Huawei, HTC, Sony and other smart phones

-3 mode of brihtness lighting for your choose Power by 2 x AAA batteries(not included)

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iPrimo Soft LED Light for Smart Phones

-CONFIRM your phone is IPHONE 6 or 6(S). This is NOT for iPhone 6 PLUS. Super BRIGHT LED Lights allow to take Selfies without those crazy Flash Surprises. Great for Facetime, Movies, Lights up a Room.

-Soft Light. Simple On/Off. Control the Brightness — Easy Dimmer Control. Bonus Strobe “Fast” and “Slow” Effect for Fun. More LED Lights than any other case.

-Durable Case Protects Your Phone – especially those corners. Easy Access to Phone Buttons.

-Rechargeable Battery In the Case. Independent Battery. Charge with Common Micro USB Cable (included)

-Does include micro USB cable. Black Color. For Iphone 6 and Iphone 6S Only. By the most trusted name on Amazon – iPrimio a Michigan Based Company.

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Mounts & Stands: Mobile

Hand free video capture is the most important part of selfie filming. As an instructor you need your hands to show your viewers the latest raging Thai dish, or how-to tutorial. So below is a list of stands and mounts for your mobile devices for your on-the-go lifestyle.

ChargerCity 360°Adjust Periscope Live Stream Video Record Selfie Kit w/Smartphone Holder

-Brand New in ChargerCity® Think Green OEM No Fuzz No Mess Packaging

-Easy Installiation (No Tools Needed) / MegaGrab2 Universal Holder fits Apple iPhone 6 Plus 6s SE 5 5S 5C Galaxy Note S6 S7 Edge LG G5 G4 V10 Nexus 6 5

-Industry-standard 1/4 20 threaded camera pattern featured on side of MegaGrab2 Holder

-Flexible Mini tripod’s legs bend for secure mounting anywhere (Perfect for Live Streaming Periscope Recording)

-COMPATIBLE WITH ANDROID 4.2.2 OS AND UP / APPLE IOS 6.0 AND UP: Option to use in-built app or Google Camera 360 app. ***FREE SILICONE CASE RING INCLUDED

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Mozeat Lens Brand: Tripod with Mount for Smart Phones

-BEAUTIFUL PHOTOS WITHOUT BLUR; Capture cinematic videos with superior stability; Create stunning time-lapse or stop-motion videos. Put yourself in the picture – great for selfies and group pictures. Stabilize your cell phone ,digital camera, SLR, selfie stick for long exposures.

-COMPACT, FOLDABLE, DURABLE, LIGHTWEIGHT and EXTREMELY PORTABLE. Nonslip flexible rubber legs and feet for a stable and secure camera platform on any surface. Allows you to take steadier and sharper pictures ad videos by avoiding shakes and vibration when holding on your device. BETTER SAFETY, SECURITY.

-ADJUSTABLE BALL HEAD – Adjustable ball head for multiple angle shooting with 180 degree position,with THUMB SCREW LOCK which makes the angle shooting more stable. UNIVERSAL AND COMPATIBLE WITH ANY SMARTPHONE AND CASE; Adjustable tripod adapter that fits iPhone, Android, or Windows smartphones with any case; Use with a compact camera.

-EASY TO USE Portable Camera Tripod designed for Apple iPhone 6 6S 5 5s 5c 4s 4, iPod, Samsung Galaxy S2 S3 S4 S5 S6, Sony, LG, and other Android Smartphones. BONUS SPECIAL FREE ADJUSTABLE CELL PHONE MOUNT included with your order ! WORKS WITH ALL PHONE WIDTHS FROM 1.9 inch to 3.0 inch.

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ChargerCity Vibration Free 360° Adjust Tripod Mount (ipad/tablet)

-New innovative, Assembled in the USA Universal Tripod Adapter will allow you to sit your Apple New Ipad Pro Air Mini (Retina) Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Note Microsoft Surface 2 3 Pro Book Tablet directly on to your Tripod (Tripod is sold separately)

-Adjustable tablet holder fits any tablet 7 to 12-Inch with or without a case or skin (Fits iPad, Ipad Air, iPad Mini, Samsung Galaxy Tab 12 PRO)

-Great to record Outdoor sporting or Indoor activities with your Tablet (Wedding, Selfie, Golf Swing, Spring Events, Photo Booth, Periscope Live Streaming Recording YouTube& More)

-No Tools required easy install /Designed to be compatible with nearly all tablets including the iPad Air, iPad mini, iPad 2, Nexus 7, Sony, Samsung Galaxy, Asus, Acer, Lenovo Miix Yoga Ideapad Tablets (MOUNT IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH LCD MONITOR OR LAPTOP COMPUTERS)

-To fit iPad Pro, please slide in the 4 longer hooks first then expand the strong spring loaded holder to slide in your tablet in landscape position first. Once locked in to holder, you can then rotate adjust the tablet into portrait position (Please check the images on the left side)

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