According to BuzzFeed it is estimated that 27,800 photos are uploaded to Instagram every minute. Google estimates that some 93 million selfies worldwide are taken per day. That’s a whole lot of photos. But how many of those photos are actually good? We extend our arms to take selfies that explore the depth of our nostrils, magnify our double chins and make us look ten pounds heavier. But what if that could all change? What if we had a device that securely held our smartphones at a length that made our selfies more flattering, that could be used as a tripod or monopod so that you could be in more group shots and to creatively use your smartphone to take more professional shots? Then you need to check out Popscope and help kickstart their campaign.
The beautiful design of the lightweight, aluminum Popscope collapses into a portable tube-form with the grip and extending scope at one end and the rubberized tripod feet and legs at the other. The scope extends to 21.5 inches and collapses down to just under 6.5 inches. The swivel head provides a versatile 90 degree tilt that is great for group and landscape shots and for the amateur product photographer.
The Popscope easily packs in your purse, briefcase or backpack. Capable of holding the iPhone 6 (not the 6 plus at this time) its smart design fits smartphones up to 172 grams, with or without a case. The adjustable fastener safely and securely holds your smartphone. Then, using your camera photo timer, camera app or a Bluetooth wireless remote control you can snap your photo with YOU in it!
In addition to using the Popscope as a camera extender and tripod you can use this to hold your smartphone to shoot personal home and demo movies, take to concerts and sporting events to capture unobstructed views above the crowds and finally – to take the best selfies ever.
At home you can video chat, read recipes and take amazing macro shots with add-on lenses like the olloclip or creative shots with the lensbaby LM-10 Sweet Spot for Mobile.
Get your Popscope for only $20 now by investing at Kickstarter. For a few bucks more you can receive a Popscope in your choice of colors (red, blue, grey or gold) and options for a Bluetooth remote or case.
So be one of the first to get your very own Popscope. You’ll start getting more likes and hearts on your photos as the fuzzy selfies, landscapes and group shots look like a pro took them. By the time your friends realize you’re using a Popscope the price on these compact Popscopes may retail for $44.99 after the Kickstarter campaign ends (December 13, 2014).
For more information check out Popscope here:
Tina Case is a photographer and writer based out of the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes reviews, tips and tricks about photography gear and other consumer technology products.