9 Affordable Smartphone Accessories Every Instagram Addict Needs

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Hey beautiful, how’s that Instagram page coming along? It’s time to supercharge your snaps with these affordable smartphone accessories from eBay...

1. Transform Your Camera Phone Three Times



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The camera on your smartphone is probably pretty decent, but you can make it even better without having to take out a loan – and a 3-in-1 lens pack offers you a range of new shooting modes. The fish-eye lens provides a cool bubble look for your pictures, the macro lens lets you get up close and personal with microscopic subjects for stunning photography, while a wide angle lens enables you to cram more of your buddies into shot.

2. Can I Take a Selfie?



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Selfies: They’re the bread and butter of Instagram, and we’re always on the quest to find the perfect angle, lighting and pout.

All of this is made much easier with a selfie stick, elevating your phone to the much preferred ‘from above’ angle, while also being able to crop your arm out of shot. An inline remote on the handle also allows you to create the simplest snap you’ll probably ever take.

3. Three Legs Are Better Than Two



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Camera shake and wonky horizons won’t garner any love from your Insta followers, so it’s probably time to invest in something sturdier than your own two legs. And the good news is you don’t have to spend a fortune to secure yourself a stable base for your smartphone.

A telescopic tripod will raise your phone over a metre above the ground, and the independently adjustable legs allow you to pick the perfect level. As an added bonus, the mount on top fits both iPhone and Android devices.

4. Any Angle, Any Location, Any Time



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Tripods are great, but they have a flaw: They’re only useful if they’re standing on the ground. Fear not, because if you have the money, a Joby Gorillapod solves this issue in a flash.

Its flexible legs wrap around the nearest branch, beam or post for some truly unique angles, and you’ll have a lot of fun playing around with all the possibilities, too.

5. Light Up Your Life



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The flash on your smartphone can be a fickle beast. Sometimes it’s your best friend, but more often than not it's your worst enemy, turning eyes red and giving you skin paler than a ghost.

Handy LED flash accessories, which plug into the headphone jack of your phone (sorry iPhone 7 owners!), make it easy to share top quality snaps with your followers.

6. Get a Different Perspective



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If you’re into sports or outdoor activities, taking a phone with you can be a little tricky. A phone chest mount lets you take killer snaps and videos as you charge down mountains, tear through fields and cycle serenely along the promenade – with no need to exert yourself all the time.

It’s compatible with most smartphones, and features a secure design, ensuring your device doesn’t go flying off.

7. Don't Run Out of Juice Mid-Shoot



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Are you always burning through your phone battery taking killer selfies and stunning vistas? Then you’ll need a portable power bank.

Stow one of these bad boys away in your bag or jacket, and you'll be able to snap away without worrying when you'll see another power point. Some even recharge themselves using solar power.

8. Look Mum, No Hands!



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A remote control for your phone's camera sounds pricey, right? Wrong! You can pick up this handy piece of kit – which uses your Bluetooth connection – for next to nothing, ensuring the perfect portrait takes pride of place in your Instagram feed.

Easy to set up and use, they work with both iPhone and Android smartphones, although some Android devices may need you to download a free app first.

9. No Drain As You Drive



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Some of the best photo locations aren’t easily accessible, and if you’re travelling by car the last thing you want is to be out of battery when you arrive at your destination.

A simple refurbished car phone charger can ease all your battery worries, gently juicing up your device as you cruise along the motorway. Plus, with two USB ports, your travel companion can charge their phone too, ready for double Instagram action.
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