With the rise in popularity (and sense) of using smartphones to take vacation photos, the days of the bulky SLR camera are dwindling, and with this new era of digitally capturing memories comes a new wave of accessories that can make your smartphone feel like a real camera. From filters to attachments to tripods, the smartphone is the new scrapbook.
For timed photos or to keep the camera steady for the perfect shot, most photographers use tripods, and to accommodate the smartphone as a camera, there are now tripods for phone cameras. The Kenu Stance tripod is one such device that serves multiple functions, but at its core, it keeps your phone steady while you capture life’s events.
Through a micro-USB connection, the tripod can attach to the bottom of most Android smartphone,s such as the Samsung Galaxy, the Windows Phone, HTC, Nokia, Sony and other brands. Kenu also makes the tripod for iPhones and with a normal USB connection.
The tripod can hold your phone steady in either portrait or landscape mode and, while in landscape, you can prop up your phone on your tray table to watch movies or TV shows. What’s more, the tripod also has a bottle opener attached to it just in case you’d like to enjoy a beverage while you watch.
The Kenu Stance tripod can be purchased on Amazon.com for $9.95.
It’s been almost three years since Category 5 Hurricane Maria made landfall on Puerto Rico, wreaking havoc on the island and leaving most residents without electricity and clean water. Tourism, which accounts for 6.5 percent of Puerto Rico’s gross domestic product, took a beating, with hotels closed for year-long repairs, airlines cutting service and cruise lines shifting itineraries to other Caribbean destinations. Timing for the hurricane couldn’t have been worse, coming on the heels of the government’s announcement in May 2017 that it was unable to pay more than $70 billion in public debt and thus forced to file for bankruptcy. Large protests and a change of government would follow. Then, in January 2020, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake rocked the south side of the island, forcing San Juan restaurants to close while power was restored. And as we write this story, coronavirus runs rampant across the globe with severe economic implications for all destinations, including Puerto Rico.
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