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Adorama’s iPhone Toolshed Offers New Accessories for Spring Vacationers/Holiday Makers

Adorama, one of the world’s largest photography, imaging, video and electronics retailers, and a leading destination for iPhone photo specialty accessories, recently added a collection of vacation/holiday-ready smartphone photography accessories to its iPhone Toolshed – a carefully curated collection of unique, useful and fun iPhoneography gear. Whether you’re exploring a whole new city, taking a road trip to the beach or camping far from civilization (and a power outlet), smartphone users want their fully charged phones nearby so they can capture every spring vacation memory.

From the ambitious amateur photographer to the tech obsessed and nature loving thrill-seekers, users with all kinds of interests and hobbies can find the perfect iPhone accessories, like bendable tripods and tough waterproof cases, to accompany them on any adventure they encounter. These accessories and more are all available now in Adorama’s iPhone Toolshed.


Impossible Instant Lab for iPhone 4/4s / iPhone 5/5s


Impossible Instant Lab for iPhone 4/4s / iPhone 5/5s (IMPILAB): Old-school photography, in the most modern way possible. The Impossible Instant Lab lets you transform any digital image from your iPhone into a physical photograph – instantly. Using only the light from the display, the Instant Lab then processes the photo, ready to be developed right in your hand. It’s easy to use, fully portable and perfect for vacation photo albums, scrapbooks, collages and sharing – no electronic device or Facebook account needed.

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Aryca Wave 3 Waterproof Case for iPhone 5


Those days of cleverly hiding your smartphone in your sneaker while you play in the sand and water are over. With the Aryca Wave 3, your iPhone can enjoy the beach as much as you do. The Wave 3 offers full protection from water, sand and dirt, while its hard shell twist-and-lock case also provides shock absorption. It’s a solid yet simple solution, all while giving you full worry-free control over your phone (and your vacation).

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Joby GripTight GorillaPod Stand


Don’t let something like uneven terrain, lack of gravity or hanging off the edge of a cliff stop you from taking a great selfie. The GripTight GorillaPod Stand from JOBY is an adaptable, all-terrain tripod that supports almost any smartphone, with or without a protective case. Crafted with flexible joints and tough-grip rubber feet, GorillaPod allows you to secure your smartphone to branches, poles or just about anything you can find – stabilizing your camera on uneven surfaces and positioning the screen for the perfect perspective.

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Trygger Camera Case with Polarizer Filter for iPhone 4/4S


You’re looking at the most perfect, picturesque sunset, but your iPhone sees things differently – spots, blinding light and lots of glare. The Trygger Camera Case fixes that instantly, no software or retouching required. Its built-in polarizing filter is crafted with hand ground optical quality glass to handle lighting challenges like reflection, glare and hazy skies. Just set the filter into position, adjust the filter dial and shoot your subject. The Trygger is built with a slim fitting case for the iPhone 4 and 4S to protect against scratches and shock from drops.

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Wagan Tech 2558-5 Solar e-Charger with Built-in Li-Ion Battery


A day in the sun can help you recharge, and with the Wagan 2558 Solar e-Charger, the same goes for your smartphone. While you’re lying on the beach, set the Wagan next to you and it’ll charge up your battery via sun in 5-8 hours. No sunscreen required.

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Ballistic Hard Core Case for iPhone 5


Vacations can be tough on your phone: forgetting to take it out of your pocket as you spring off the diving board, then remembering, mid-air. Dropping it while off-roading. Ice cream fingerprints that smudge the screen into an indecipherable blob. The Ballistic Hard Core Series Case for iPhone 5 is designed for the harshest accidents and even the most clumsy smartphone owners. Engineered with five layers of drop protection, including a built-in screen protector, water-resistant mesh over all speakers and an extremely durable rotating holster, this case offers security from drops, fingerprints, scratches, dust and most importantly, from yourself.

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Prong PocketPlug Charger Case in-One for iPhone 5/5s


“Forget phone charger” might as well be on your pre-vacation checklist. It happens more often than we’d like to admit. Now you’re stuck in an airport somewhere, phone battery slowly dying and, of course, there’s a power outlet right next to you. PocketPlug Charger Case-in-One for iPhone 5/5s cuts out the middleman – the middleman here being external wires – to bring you an iPhone case with an integrated wall charger featuring flat folding plugs for maximum portability that are easily deployed and retracted with the flick of a finger. When in use, you’ll get an even faster charge than your usual standard charger.

The PocketPlug is also designed to enhance the quality of the iPhone’s speaker and microphone. By redirecting the sound from the speaker towards the front of the phone, the case allows for even louder and clearer audio. Finally if you do remember to take your charger, the PocketPlug’s micro USB pass-through still lets you charge your iPhone with a micro USB cord. If not, you’ll always have your PocketPlug with you to quickly and conveniently recharge your phone.

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Adorama Competition

Follow Adorama on Instagram, Vine and Twitter (@adorama), then show them your “unboxing” photo or video on Instagram, Vine, Twitter or Flickr using the hashtag #AdoramaUnboxing, and you’ll be automatically entered into a monthly drawing for a $100 Adorama gift card.

Adorama will also be featuring two followers each week on Instagram. Simply tag photos or videos with #adorama and @adorama for a chance to have your smartphone photography shown off to all of their followers.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: [email protected]