At some point, everyone has been frustrated with the limitations of your smartphone’s camera. Sure, each new phone has an improved camera, but when itcomes to taking artistic photos, there are still some shortcomings.
Enter olloclip. This product’s impressive line of clip-on lenses adds a range of option for your photos. The 4-in-1 lens (available for several editions of the iPhone, iPad Air and Samsung Galaxy) simply snaps onto your phone and adds four impressive photo features: fisheye, wide-angle, 10x macro and 15x macro. The lens works with your phone’s built-in camera app as well as all other camera apps (like Instagram) and performs well in panorama mode, too.
The lens is tiny and lightweight, so it can easily fit in your pocket or stay on your phone without being too intrusive. This is a tough device, so it can handle a bit of wear and tear: the clips are crafted of aircraft-grade aluminum. Each photo setting is housed within the device itself, so you’ll have to take a minute to unscrew the lens to reach the macro settings or flip it around to take a photo in fish-eye or wide-angle mode.
You’ll also have to buy a new olloclip every time you upgrade your phone, because the phone manufacturers continue to tweak their design. But this isn’t olloclip’s fault.
Perhaps the only other downside of this product is a very slight one: the fact that you need to take your phone out of its case to attach the clip. It makes sense from a design perspective, because not every case is the same thickness, but it does add a little annoyance from the users’ perspective. Still, the product works very well and is easy enough to use — far easier than, say, buying a fish-eye lens for your bulky SLR.
Learn more at olloclip.com.
Do you have a particular bucket-list trip you’ve been holding off on taking due to the general state of the world? Now might be the perfect time to start planning again. A new Skyscanner survey found about 30 percent of travelers, both in the United States and globally, are considering a bucket-list trip for 2022. The survey also found about one quarter of travelers are looking to travel to new places, and nearly half are considering destinations further away than they might have visited in recent years.
Start planning that long-awaited trip to the island of Ireland. With all travel restrictions now lifted, there has never been a better time to visit.
Hawai’ians have a high respect for mindfulness and rest and recognize the importance of “nanea,” the relaxation of the mind, body and spirit. With August National Wellness Month, travelers to the islands of Maui and Oahu can discover wellness experiences, each desiged to leave them in a state of nanea. For a Hawai’ian getaway that restores balance and indulges you in wellness-focused activities, check out these experiences from resorts around the state.
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Looking for a fun road trip? Take to Florida’s A1A, a 300-plus-mile highway following the state’s Atlantic Coast. Where are some of the best spots to stop along this designated Scenic & Historic Coastal Byway? Here are a few ideas: