Let’s face it, taking the perfect selfie isn’t that easy. Getting the prettiest selfie involves the right lighting, angles, and filter. Forget about photoshop or photo editors, as we have compiled a list of the best gadgets that you can bring along your next vacation, to help you take that insta-worthy selfie.
1. Selfie Ring Light
If lighting is the issue, this Selfie Ring Light solves all those problems. Great for close-up selfies, this gadget illuminates any object regardless of the environment. Armed with LED lights, this ring light will give you that insta-worthy selfie you want! Best of all, it can be used on any phone.
Selfie Flash LED Phone Camera Photography Ring Light For iPhone Android Phone retails at SGD13.40 on Lazada Singapore, shipping fees apply.
2. Fish-Eye Lens
The fish-eye feature of this lens helps capture broader pictures, making it great for group selfies. Moreover, it has a slimming effect as it makes the rest of your body look more slender compared to your face. Suitable for any phone, this fish-eye lens ensures everyone can be seen in a group photo.
Fisheye Lens Fish Eye + Wide Angle + Macro 3 in 1 Mobile Phone Lens For Phone Ip6S plus 5S 4S xiaomi Smartphone New Universal retails at SGD2.61 on AliExpress, shipping fees apply.
3. Mini Tripod
Did you know that there are tripods just for selfies too? This mini tripod will get you the perfect height for your selfie. Paired with a Bluetooth remote, you can take selfies from any angle and distance. You can even use it with a GoPro.
Benro MK10 Handheld Extendable Mini Tripod Selfie Stick retails at SGD24.05 on Shopee, shipping fees apply.
4. Polaroid POPTM Instant Print Digital Camera
If you think Polaroid cameras are too “old-school” for you, then this gadget will change your mind. This is a digital camera that takes high-quality photos and allow you to print them on the spot. You can even save and share the digitalised versions online using the Polaroid app, so you don’t ever have to worry about misplacing the print-out. With a timer and built-in flash, this digital camera is a very handy tool for taking beautiful photos.
Polaroid POPTM Instant Print Digital Camera retails at SGD388 and is available at Cathay Photo.
Just to share more about Cathay Photo, they have been their passion with the nation for over 50 years as Singapore’s leading icon for photography and video. Located at Peninsula Plaza & Marina Square, they are your go-to stores for the latest cameras, photography equipment and gadgets!
5. Telescoping Selfie Stick
This product is great for when you do underwater sports as it helps you take selfies at a distance under water. With durable resistance rubber bands, the selfie stick is sturdy enough to support the weight of your phone, camera or even a GoPro. This selfie stick is suitable for diving, surfing, and other kinds of water sports.
AFAITH Telescoping Selfie Stick Monpod with Tripod Stand retails at SGD55.25 at Lazada Singapore, shipping fees apply.
6. Holga Lens
An iPhone case with a detachable magnetic Holga lens, this gives you photography filters on the go. With different filters to create different styles, your photos will definitely stand out from those that use standard Instagram filters.
Holga 400101 iPhone Case with Detachable Magnetic Lens Turret retails at SGD79.58 on Lazada Singapore, shipping fees apply.
7. Portable Spotlight
If you need a quick and cheap fix for a weak camera flash, try this portable spotlight. Loaded with 16 LED bulbs, this portable spotlight will give you that extra lighting to make your selfies look even better. Simply attach it to your camera or phone to use it.
Portable LED Selfie Flash Pocket Spotlight Speedlite retails at SGD5 on Lazada Singapore, shipping fees apply.
8. SJCAM SJ5000x Elite 4K Gyro Action Camera
Don’t panic if you happen to accidentally drop this camera in water because it is actually water resistant at 30 metres, making it great for water sports and activities. A value-for-money product, the camera has all the functions you need to take picturesque photographs as you cruise through the sea.
SJCAM SJ5000x Elite 4K Gyro Action Camera retails at SGD299 on Lazada Singapore, shipping fees apply.
9. Octopus Tripod
If you’ve never been able to get your desired height with a selfie tripod, try this Octopus version! With flexible legs, you can twist and adjust the height of the tripod according to your needs and preferences. With its rubberised rings and foot grips, it is stable on any surface, and is compact enough to bring along on any vacation. Take note that it works only with GoPros!
Eggsnow 3in1 Octopus Style Tripod Stand Holder retails at SGD53.68 on Lazada Singapore, shipping fees apply.
10. Camera Lens for Smartphone
Want to take high quality photos but don’t want to invest in a DSLR? This detachable Camera Lens by Sony does just the trick. Simply attach it to your smartphone, and you’ll be able to take high quality photos using your phone. We expect budding photographers to have a lot of fun with it!
Sony DSC-QX100 Smartphone Attachable Lens-style Camera retails at SGD565 on Qoo10, shipping fees apply.