The Underrated Gadget That Techies Who Love Selfies Should Definitely Invest In

Do not underestimate the power of the portable tripod

People who enjoy taking selfies understand the struggle: You extend your arm out, begin to project like crazy, try to get your angle just right and then stop when you realize the cropping is off. Is everyone in the frame? No? Let’s start over. Another thing worth considering here is this: How many of your photos now look the same thanks to the (most likely) ngawit-na-ngawit-na #selfiearm?


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Not to rain on the parade of the selfie, but most photos are really just better taken from a distance. A photo that’s all face is okay, we suppose. A photo that gives you the space to be more dynamic? Now that’s better. But a photo where everyone can relax and angle themselves in a flattering manner is best. And while you can keep on asking strangers around you: “sorry, but could you take our picture?” the Mpod Mini Stand by Joby says you can go right ahead and retire that phrase.

Whether you’re hoping to get quality snaps when you travel alone, a part of a couple making memories together or a member of a group wanting a photo where everyone is included, trust that you’ll get the shot that you want. This unassuming-but-pretty-darn-amazing, low-maintenance accessory makes the most out of any and all types of surfaces so it lets you take videos and photos using a variety of angles. The smartphone camera self-timer feature does the rest.

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Use the Mpod Mini Stand as a standard mini tripod or twist and bend its legs to coil the stand around railings, chairs and other uneven surfaces. You can use it to secure your phone onto anything vertical, too, or even hang it upside down—and don’t worry, your phone won’t slide off. The multiple ways you can secure your smartphone with the Mpod Mini Stand make it a brilliant accessory not only for selfie alternatives because now you can vlog anywhere, hold a phone conference anywhere or take stunning time-lapse videos and sharper photos in low light.

Get this item through the Globe Shop for only P950. Here, shoppers are guaranteed a secure checkout, easy and convenient payment options (cash on delivery, GCash and credit card are available) and easy returns at over 200 stores nationwide.

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Words Nicole Blanco Ramos

Art Alex Lara and Ara Custodio

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