Helpful gadgets for shooting videos with your iPhone
Specially designed for the iPhone 4S, these gadgets will help you make cool car videos in full HD.
Summertime is fast approaching and you're probably planning your next road trip already. How would you like to remember all those magnificent panoramas and great family moments in full HD? Well, grab your iPhone 4S (or go buy one!) and use the four following gadgets that were specially designed to help you make cool videos in 1080p - all from the comfort of your car.
One of the biggest problems when shooting videos is to get a stable image. Having a tripod is nice, but you still need a hole to screw it in. Glif+ by Studio Neat is the answer. Simply slide it over your iPhone 4S and you'll be able to fix the tripod without fear of losing or damaging your phone.
A conventional tripod doesn't work all that well in a car. That's why JOBY invented the Gorillapod. With its flexible legs and magnetic feet, this tripod can be mounted onto any metallic surface in various positions to get as many shooting angles. Moreover, each magnet is wrapped in non-skid rubber to prevent the Gorillapod from sliding and scratching your car.
X-Grip and swing arm
If you want to push the envelope and shoot videos from both inside and outside your car, Ram Mount's X-Grip and swing arm are a must, allowing you to capture the action from an infinite number of angles. The latter sticks to anything, from body panels to the windshield and sunroof, including wet surfaces. As for the X-Grip, it secures your iPhone 4S and holds it steady for blur-free images. You can use either the front or rear camera as well.
Shooting videos from your car is all very nice, but you certainly wouldn't want to break your iPhone 4S in the process. The Optrix HD sports case uses super-strong, military-grade materials and turns your phone into a GoPro-like device - drop it on the ground and it will still operate. You can mount the base on virtually any surface without causing damage using the 3M adhesive tape.
All these gadgets will allow you to maximize the potential of your iPhone 4S. It's up to you to determine how far you want to go. Have fun on the road and feel free to send us videos from your memorable trips!