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Mobile Phone Monopod and Leef Acess 

Two useful things, the first for when the selfie needs to be more than at arm’s length as well as when you need not to be at that place. The second a small item to do just a single job that otherwise would involve several steps to complete.

Mobile Phone Monopod

This is from those clever USB people Brando in Hong Kong.

The monopod pole when collapsed is 22cm long and can increase to 98cm.

The rear end has a micro USB connection (for charging) and below this an on/off slider.

The extended end has a tripod screw but this there to allow the two bits of the adjustable phone frame to be connected together. So once everything is connected your arm length will become something like 1.5metres or more.

The two parts of the mobile phone frame are adjustable so phones of various dimensions can be accommodated. According to the box phones of up to 500grams can be connected.

It works quite simple by Bluetooth and an App which can be downloaded from either iOS or Android stores to allow the button at the rubber part of the monopod 10cm from the back to become the shutter release for your camera phone.

The head that connects to the mobile phone frame can be adjusted through 180 degrees using a simple but effective twist screw.

This can also be used to let you get images up to a metre or more above your head that could be useful in a large crowd.

The unit comes with a tiny six side Product Manual but once you have downloaded the App and assembled the two parts of the frame to surround your phone it should not be needed. There is a 30cm long micro USB to USB cable supplied to charge the battery inside the monopod arm that sends the signals.

It is available from the link below for $32 (US) plus $3 (US) P&P however large your order.

http://shop.brando.com/Quick-Selfie-Pole-with-Shutter-Button_p11209c0359d066.html

Leef Access

While this was sent to me by a company in the UK the wording on the card was ‘Designed in California, Made in China’.

This is tiny at 3cm long, 2cm wide and .6cm thick.

It is a MicroSD Reader for Android.

Like so many items these days the only way to extract it from the packaging is to cut it out. The small plastic holder might be salvageable but given the small size of that the item can still easily be misplaced.

The end that you insert your Micro SD Card in also have a storage compartment below for another card.

A lot of recent phones and some tablets are designed without the ability to insert a micro SD card.

This device plugs into the charging port and can be left in position if required to say play a movie stored on the Leef Access device or just simply transfer data to the internal memory of the phone or tablet.

Be aware that not all phones of ‘Jelly Bean’ (Android 4.1 or later) support OTG (On The Go) which is required so the external USB device – Leef Access device – is recognised.

The Leef Access is available for $9.99 from the link below.

http://2leef.com/store/product/access-micro-sd-card-reader/

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