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Top mobile accessories to make your photography shine

There are great accessories out there to bring your Android and iOS photography to the next level.

Topic: Security
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Sony interchangeable LCE-QX1 camera lens

For users who are serious about mobile device-based photography, Samsung's interchangeable LCE-QX1 lens-style camera is equipped with a 20.1 MP Exmor CMOS sensor, increasing the quality of the images you can take. The E-mount lens can be attached to either a smartphone or tablet.

Price: $399.99

Via: Sony

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Narrative Clip 2

The Narrative Clip 2 is an interesting little gadget -- a wearable camera which will take continuous photos of your travels. You can set up the Clip to take up to 4,000 8-megapixel photos or 80 minutes of full HD video and then upload to web services or Android/iOS devices.

Price: $199

Via: Get Narrative

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Timelapse videos have gained in popularity in recent years, and if you're interested in creating your own, the Camalapse gadget is a handy accessory. The stand is deceptively simple, but once attached to your smartphone or compact, will allow you to take 360-degree timelapse videos. The stand rotates by 90 degrees every fifteen minutes, completing the rotation in an hour.

Price: $30 - $40

Via: Photojojo

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YOPO camera lens kit for iPhone 6 6s Plus

The YOPO camera lens kit, for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, is a set of aluminium alloy lenses -- a Fish Eye, Macro/wide-angle and Telephoto -- which are easy to install. The 12x telephoto lens is particularly useful when you need a longer scope for your photography.

Price: $39.99

Via: Amazon

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Compatible with both Android and iOS, Bevel is an attachment and app which create 360-degree photos to enhance your images -- as well as create files suitable for 3D printing projects.

Price: Pre-order $79.99

Via: Matter and Form

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HISY might seem a bit overboard, but if you happen to use your iOS or Android device often for photography, the camera remote will prove to be useful. The remote connects through Bluetooth so you can set up your shot, walk away up to 90 feet, and snap.

Price: $24.99


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Ingenious Selfie Ring Light

The Selfie Ring light might be targeted at the self-portrait lovers out there, but the gadget -- clipped to your smartphone -- is not just for improving the light needed for the perfect selfie. Instead, you can also use this to enhance any kind of shot in both photography and videography.

For the price point, this is a fun gift -- but the lighting angle, of course, cannot be changed.

Price: $19.90

Via: Amazon

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Pocket Spotlight

It isn't always possible to bring full lighting gear with you, or on your travels you may come across a scene which begs for a photo but you need a light source. Something you can stash away in a bag for such emergencies is the Pocket Spotlight, a small LED light source which gives off three different, soft light levels -- full strength, half and strobe.

Price: $30

Via: Photojojo

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iPhone Flexible Tripod

One for travel photographers in particular, having an easily transportable, flexible tripod will help you set up the perfect shot while on the go. This particular model, built with iPhones in mind, has rubber feet for enhanced stability and can be manoeuvred for both portrait and landscape shots.

Price: $21.95

Via: Amazon

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Promaster Selfie Stick

Selfie sticks are not for everyone, but for a flexible option which works with smartphones, compacts and microphones, the Promaster Selfie Stick is made of lightweight aluminium, has a flexible grip head and can extend to 130cm.

Price: $29.95

Via: Amazon

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Samsung camera lens kit

This Samsung camera lens kit is an affordable option for budding photographers looking to take advantage of the camera on their Samsung devices. The kit includes a telephoto lens, Fisheye, 2-in-1 Macro and Wide angle lens, tripod, phone holder and hard case, as well as a cleaning cloth.

Price: $39.99

Via: Amazon

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The Polaroid Cube, Cube+

The Polaroid Cube is a rather adorable, quirky gadget which can take care of videography for you. The small device uses magnets to attach to metal surfaces and can be used as an action cam. Users can edit and upload footage from their Android and iOS devices.

The $149 Polaroid Cube+ is capable of 10mp; 1440p video, while the cheaper $99 version can take 6mp; 1080p footage.

Price: $99 - $149

Via: Photojojo

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