Wednesday

Look What Came in the Post


All this week several more packages arrived with wonderful goodies I am very eager to try, including the items I brought back from MacWorld 2014. Unfortunately, life derailed the start of my testing any of the products because two days after MacWorld, I became ill. Diagnosed with Pneumonia, my second bought with the disease this year alone, I lost valuable time that I will now try to make up.



The BeastGrip


One item I am particularly looking forward to work with is the BeastGrip from designer Vadym Chalenko in Chicago. The BeastGrip was designed to hold ones mobile device, while allowing for external attachments like LED lights, microphone, but especially a conversion lens. 






The BeastGrip showing my iPhone inserted into the unit


Though I had not received my conversion lens or any of the other items, which were ordered from Amazon, I just had to see how the BeastGrip felt with the iPhone in place, as I moved about, taking a test video. In short, the BeastGrip certainly help keeping the iPhone steady, making my attempt at shifting view points a breeze, but much more testing shall be done in the coming weeks.



zNitro tempered glass privacy protector


Another item of interest came from zNitro, courtesy of Greg Norris. They manufacture Nitro Glass Privacy device protection for ones iPhone. zNitro claims that the tempered glass will keep your iPhone glass from being cracked under most conditions and I have seen plenty of iPhones with cracked glass, though it has never happened to me.


When I attended Dan Marcolina’s Mobile Masters at MacWorld, they had a drawing for those who had attended the photo walk prior to the workshop and I had won an OlloClip 4-in-1 lens set with a case for the iPhone 5S, which was passed along to my son as Michele from OlloClip days later sent me not only a 4-in-1 lenses, but also their new Macro 3-in-1 lens system for my 4S, as I held off upgrading to the iPhone 5S, in favor of the upcoming iPhone 6 model.






OlloClip 4-in-1 and Macro 3-in-1 lens system


In the coming weeks I will be testing these and other items under various shooting conditions, carefully cataloging my notes and then reporting back my finding.  In the meantime, stay tuned for other exciting news about some of the new regular additions coming soon to The iPhone Arts website.



Companies mentioned in this post

BeastGrip website
zNitro website
OlloClip website





All photographs taken with an iPhone 4S by
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