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Ultimate Hardware Gift Guide for Mobile Photographers / Videographers / Artists with Sales This Weekend

As well as the mobile photography /video / art apps that we just mentioned that are on sale this weekend (see here), there are also some good bargains to be had in the hardware department. We have listed some of the best deals below, take a look:

JOBY GripTight Micro Stand for SmartPhones

An Ultra Portable Stand Perfect For Watching Videos or Running Apps. I have one of these and it folds up so small. Good buy. Usually retails for $29.95 on sale for $16.95 – order/view here.

On-Stage TCM1908 Grip-On Universal Device Holder with U-Mount Bullnose Clamp

Sturdy and solid clamp for your iPad – usually retails for $59.99 now available for $39.99. View/order here.

Mobile Photography /Art – 40% Off Pencil by FiftyThree

We know many of you are desperately trying to get your hands on an Apple Pencil and rightly so but we also wanted to mention that the Pencil by FiftyThree, which has been a hugely popular stylus to mobile photographers and artists for the past few years, is currently available with 40% off the market price.  This means you can currently pick one up for $39.95 instead of the more usual $59.95, saving you $20 on each pencil, for a limited time. Click here to view and/or order via Amazon.

Ikan FLY-X3-PLUS 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal Stabilizer Includes GoPro, Small and Larger Gimbal Cradles

The FLY-X3-PLUS Gimbal from Ikan turns your mobile phone or GoPro camera into a powerful tool, shooting fluid smooth professional video and eliminating shaky camera moves. The unique 3 axis brushless motor gyro system uses sophisticated software to stabilize your smartphone or GoPro making pans, tilts and even walking shots appear to Fly.

Usually retails for $379, on sale at $348 – view/order here

Zoom iQ5 Mid-Side Stereo Microphone for iOS

The cameras in today’s iOS devices are awesome. The built-in microphones, not so much.

Zoom’s iQ5 solves that problem by adding a high-quality stereo condenser mic to any iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch equipped with a Lightning connector. Simply plug it in and start recording great-sounding audio any time, any place—even stream your creations live.

Normally retails for $124.99 now available for $69.99/view/order here


FREE CASE & FREE SHIPPING  with any iPhone lens purchase – Black Friday to Cyber Monday Special. Find out more here.

Jackery Bar External Battery Charger – 6,000 mAh

These are great external battery chargers for your gear. This particularly one retailed for $89.95 and is on sale for only $19.95. Click here to order.

Pedco UltraPod II Lightweight Camera Tripod

The UltraPod II is made of 30% glass-filled nylon resin with aluminum threaded components ready to provide years of support for the most demanding photographer. The tripod can stand on fold-out, no-slip feet or reliably attach to solid objects such as posts, tree limbs, railings, etc. with the removable VELCRO brand cinch strap.

Normally retails for $21.99 now available for $18.99 – View/Order here

RAVPower Portable Charger 3200mAh External Battery Pack Power Bank with Ultra bright flashlight

Use the RAVPower 3200 mAh Portable Charger to give your smartphone or tablet a battery boost when power runs low. The external battery pack can give at least one full charge to iPhone 6, 5, & 4, as well as most types of smartphones. As a portable charger, it can extend your talk time by up to 9 hours or add 90 hours worth of music.

So small and light – usually retails for $29.99 now available for $13.99 – View/Order here.

Maxstone Black

This Bluetooth remote is the newest companion in my bag and I love it. It’s a great way to fire your iPhone camera when it’s on a tripod, or otherwise not near you, and works both for photos and video. The matte finish feels nice to the touch and it is sturdy/well made. I found the range to be pretty far, at least 50 feet”, said Austin Mann, iPhone Photographer.

Normally retails for $59.99 now available for $39.99 – View/Order here

iPhone 6/6S COVR Photo Lens Case

Fabulous case that doubles up as a covert image capturing aid. Usually retails for $69.95 now available for $49.95 – View/Order here.

Kaavie 3 in 1 Pocket-Sized Reference Color & White Balance Grey Card Set With Quick-Release Neck Strap for Digital Photography

The Digital Gray Card/White Balance Card Set is the user-friendly, economical, and indispensable color correction tool that belongs in every photographer’s bag. Digital Gray Card gives you perfect digital color every time. By using this set of three cards – Black, White and Neutral Gray simply take a picture of the card in the same lighting your subject is (or was) in. Use auto white balance and P (Program) mode for the picture. You can either use the resulting picture as the basis for a custom white balance setting, or you can use the White Balance Card Set picture during post processing for a custom white balance. The glossy surface of the White Balance Card Set will instantly reveal any reflections that may lead to incorrect white balance. If reflections are seen on the Card surface during a white balance operation, reposition the Card so that reflections are eliminated.

Not on sale but a great price anyway. $8.99 – view/order here

LensPen NLP-1

Useful tool to have with you. Usually retails for $19.99 now available for $7.99 – view/order here

MeFOTO MPH100C SideKick 360 SmartPhone Adapter For Tripods Orange

The NEW Metro SideKick360 is a smartphone adapter that provides mobile photographers and filmmakers with camera support allowing them to make sharp photos, videos, time-lapse and long exposures. The smartphone adapter will be available in 12 colors: Gold, Blue, Orange, Chocolate, Green, Hot Pink, Black, Purple, Red, Titanium, White and Yellow. The SideKick360 features an aluminum Arca-Swiss style base that works natively with our full size tripods such as the Backpacker, Road Trip and Globetrotter as well as any Arca-Swiss style quick release clamp. The base also has three 1/4″-20 threads and a single 3/8″-16 thread allowing it to be mounted to a variety of quick release plates, monopods and handles.

Usually retails for $44.00 now available for $30.00 – view/order here

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]