Now more so than ever, the idea of becoming an online content creator is a viable career path. If you’re dreaming of taking social media by storm, you’re going to need the right gear for vlogging, and that includes phone accessories.
One of the most basic major challenges faced when trying to record high-quality video content on your phone is keeping the device still and in one position. Whether you’re in portrait for your pass at a viral TikTok dance or landscape on the dashboard of your car, you’re going to need some basic tools to get started.
Phone Accessories for TikTok
TikTok is one of the biggest social platforms out there, making it one of the most exciting and potentially lucrative entry points into a competitive market. But we’ve all been there, you finally get your phone propped up against a pile of books, you’re about to start filming and your phone slips straight off its makeshift stand the moment you press record.
An accessory like a phone mount can be a valuable ally. Wall Mounts can be affixed to virtually any surface (we recommend avoiding delicate areas like paint or wallpaper) so your phone is easily and securely attached to the wall in portrait or landscape mode. You could even take your content one step further with an Evolution creation - tripod kit. It has an Evolution case, IntraLock™ universal accessory adaptor and a JOBY GorillaPod® 500 Action, so you can have a professional level vlogging set-up. The result is more polished, professional final footage and no more mid-dance mishaps.
Vlogging Accessories for Instagram Live
Instagram is one of the most reliable platforms in terms of building an audience, and the best way to talk to your viewers in real time is on Instagram Live. Lives can go on as long as an hour and it can be tricky to figure out how to hold your phone for that length of time. How can you have your device close enough to read questions and comments from your viewers without risking dropping your device mid-broadcast?
Here’s where a Suction Mount can come in handy. Attaching to any glossy, hard surface, you can go live from virtually anywhere. The mount has a flexible head with 360-degree rotation, so you can position it exactly as suits your needs.
Alternatively, an adjustable action pole can get you exactly the right elevation for the most flattering angles. Our Evolution creation - extension kit has the perfect pole to connect to your phone.
No more interrupting a Live when your arm starts to ache, these tools ensure that you can stream for as long as you like.
Essentials for Daily Vloggers
Daily Vlogging on YouTube was arguably the birthplace of online content creation and remains at the centre of the industry. No other platform is going to offer you the same opportunity to make diverse content which directly focuses on your life. The name of the game with daily vlogging is variety – you need to be able to film content across a range of different day-to-day activities with ease, which is why we suggest using an Evolution creation - suction cup kit.
With the JOBY Suction Cup and GorillaPod® Arm, Evolution and IntraLock™ universal accessory adaptor you can stick your phone to a mirror when shooting make-up tutorials, to the bathroom wall when covering your skincare routine or the side of the cooker when preparing food for a mukbang. Because you can attach and detach the suction cup with ease, there’s virtually no limit to the number of scenarios in which you can capture content.
For a more permanent solution, why not try the Wall Mount? Although it doesn’t offer you the opportunity to move your mount about, you only need to affix it to the wall once. This means that you can set it up in the spot that you’re most likely to use it and be guaranteed a steady camera angle every time you film.
Vlogging While Driving
The car can be the perfect place to vlog. Whether you’re taking your audience on a road trip or trying your hand at your very own Carpool Karaoke, you want to ensure that your phone remains both secure and hands-free for your entire journey. A car phone holder is the perfect place to start.
A Suction Mount can be securely attached to the windscreen of your car. Because it’s easy to attach and remove, you can affix the holder to the side of the windscreen where it won’t obscure your view – perfect for road safety.
However, if you’re filming with a passenger, the Vent Mount may be a better alternative as it’ll give you a wider shot. The mount can be attached to a range of horizontal and vertical vents via a secure clip, ensuring that your device is as mobile as you are. The mount is extremely versatile; it has a full range of movement which allows you to film from virtually any angle.
Whether you want to turn online content into a profitable career or you’re simply looking for ways to better share your life with your friends and family, you need the right equipment for the job. Finding the right phone mount is essential to creating smooth and seamless footage that will put you on the path to social media success.
Mous was born when we realised that slim cases weren’t protective and protective cases were ugly, inspiring us to develop a range of phone cases that were both extremely protective and beautifully crafted. From dropping phones off 45ft cranes to throwing iPhones out of helicopters, our journey has been anything but traditional. We want to raise people’s expectations of what a phone case can deliver, creating beautiful and practical products that can protect your most valued tools.