The Bobine: Smartphone charger that doubles as a Phone camera tripod
Photographers might disagree, but I think taking a perfectly lit and angled photo of yourself on your Smartphone, holding it up with one hand, is a very important photography skill. If you haven’t mastered it yet, the Bobine might be exactly what you need. The Bobine might be the coolest phone tripod we have ever seen! And to sweeten the deal, it is also a charger! That’s right, it’s a phone charging cable that’s also a flexible tripod, that is bound to become your constant purse companion. It is basically a two-foot long cable, which is made of a material that enables it to hold any position and shape when you bend it. To use it as a tripod, you can flex it, bend it and wrap it around absolutely anything. When you are done, coil it like a regular cable and stick it back into your bag! Since, it is charging your phone also, you can use it to “shoot really long videos, or use an app to shoot great timelapses.” Head over to the website to get a few ideas about the different ways in which this great product can be used, like as an adjustable extender to take weirdly angled shots.
The Bobine comes in an iPhone version (all models up to iPhone 4S), as well as an Android version. They are currently working on a version for the iPhone 5. The Bobine charger-cum-tripod retails for $ 30.
[Available at: Photojojo and Brit]