Things to Purchase for Your iPhone: Lenses

January 12, 2012  |  Accessories, Apple, iPhone

I’ve been converting a lot of my friends and family to the iPhone and I am so proud of it, but it gets hectic sometimes recommending to each individual person the things that I think they should get.  So, Danderma, gave me the idea to start a series on my blog in which I put up my recommendations and have others check them out and see them. In today’s series you will see my recommended lenses for your iPhone 4/4S. It’s no secret that the iPhone 4 & 4S have powerful cameras and what better way to take advantage than by using and abusing the third party accessories and making your phone into an even more awesome camera.

So here goes:

1. Olloclip: A three in one clip on lens kit that allows you to have a wide-angle, fisheye, and macro lens all in one.  Easy to snap onto your iPhone (without a case though) and gives you amazing pictures.

Personally, I didn’t like the wide angle much as I didn’t feel it gave me much of amazing picture quality there is a blur on the sides but then again it’s not that noticable.  The fisheye lens had a black frame when taking photos but when shooting video it looks awesome! The best lens of them all is the macro as it gives you an amazing amount of detail just by holding your phone so close to the object you’re snapping a picture of.

P.S. My recommendation is to shoot a video in macro mode the video will just blow you away!  Check it out in action below.

I purchased it off of the official website for the price of 69$ but you can find it in Kuwait by visiting iCity in the Avenues and purchasing it for 22KD.

Note: If you have a sticker on the back of your phone it could scratch it or misplace it as it’s meant to get on a completely naked iPhone.

2. Holga SLFT-IP4 Filter Case: This is an iPhone case that turns your phone into a retro camera.  It offers not only one but many filters and all without removing the case and attaching it (i.e. not like the olloclip).  You get 10 filters to choose from.  There are 5 colorful filters, 3 Kaliedoscope filters, a macro lens, and an empty slot that gives you the holga effect without any additional colors.

Personally, I love this case the best thing about it is the fact that it’s a case and it’s not hurting the gelaskin that is on my phone.  I can snap it on and leave it on if I want to without worrying that I might damage the filters.  Choosing between the filters is quite easy as all it takes is rotating the filter.  The macro lens here still performs well maybe even as well as the olloclips.  But one of my favorite lenses on it is the plain holga effect and the heart shaped colorful filter.  It sure is a fun thing to have around. Check it out in action.

Unfortunately for this one, it is only available online on this website for the price of 24.99$ and the case comes in different colors.  So what are you waiting for? The black case is on sale for only 19.99$.

3. The iPhone Telephoto Lens: This photo is by PhotoJojo (one of the most awesome websites for photographers) and what this gives you is 8x zoom for your iPhone .  The lens comes with the telephoto lens, cleaning cloth, tripod and mount, iPhone Case, and a carrying pouch as well.

Personally, this was an impulse buy I found it while shopping out and about and thought why not since I had the other cases coming soon.  In the best ideal light situation you get amazing pictures without harming your phone or anything, just pop in your iPhone into the case, screw on the lens and you will be able to take photos instantly! Wanna see how it performs then check this video out below.

I purchased it from Digits in Marina Mall for only 10KD, it is also available online for 35$ which is around the same price so go ahead and grab it! I loves it!

 

And that’s it for today’s series I hope you found it helpful and stay tuned for the must have accessories coming up soon.

[Shout Outs] Looking for a Job? FastTelco is Hiring!

January 12, 2012  |  Shout Outs

FastTelco; one of the leading ISPs in Kuwait is now hiring.  If you are a Kuwaiti and looking for a job be sure to send in your CV as they are looking for new talents and who knows you might get a brand new job to help embrace your spending habits!

To send in your CV be sure to email it to careers@fasttelco.net.

[Shout Outs] Ruby Tuesdays Rib Season is Back!

January 11, 2012  |  Food, Shout Outs
I for one have been a huge Ruby Tuesdays fan especially when it comes to my favorite meals the Chicken Parmesan Pasta and the Chicken Bella main dish! There are plenty of others that I tried; Mmmmm I remember the Beef Tips they were absolutely delicious and to die for!  So this is a heads up for all you out there who love ribs! The Ribs are Back!
This Season your favorite Ribs are half their prices, from classic barbecue ribs to ribs & fire wings we have it all for you with this promotion. Ribs festival brings out some of the limited edition favorites such as Ribs & Bristo Chicken and Beef Tips. Get first hand notifications of our campaigns and promotions through our social networking sites. Join us on our Facebook page(Ruby Tuesday – Kuwait) and follow us on twitter (@Rubytuesdaykwt) .
Ruby Tuesday branches in Kuwait are in Sharq on the Gulf Road, Laila Gallery Mall in Salmiya, 360 Mall, Avenues Mall and in Al Shaab area next to Shaab Park on the Gulf Road. Visit your nearest Ruby Tuesday branch for more surprises.
Thanks to the Ruby Tuesday Social Team for giving me and you a heads up!

[Shout Outs]GulfRun 7 Car Show Events

January 11, 2012  |  Shout Outs

It’s that time of the year where sexy hot rides are being paraded in front of you before they go off to the racing tracks!

So what better way is there than to go out and support our friends before the race and well perhaps you’re one of the lucky ones that gets to go during the run itself!

I myself will be headed to the Car Show this weekend to enjoy the sexiness that is sports cars!

Thanks to the GulfRun team for giving me a heads up!

Twenty Twelve is an Awesome Year

January 10, 2012  |  Hot, My Life

So far 2012 has been an awesome year.  I know it’s too early but things are going nicely o enshalla they don’t mess up! My favorite year of them all was 2006 it was the absolute best one and well I think 2012 will follow in its footsteps :) Anyways, the reason why it’s awesome is because it happened again!

Nina Dobrev (aka Elena/Katherine) from The Vampire Diaries commented back to me on Instagram! Seriously! That’s like 2 out of the 3 main actors of the show!!!

Isn’t that amazing! It was her birthday (January 9th) and well I wished her a Happy Birthday and mentioned that it was my Mom’s birthday as well! Luckily enough she replied and I had a huge smile on my face the whole day!

Next on the list is getting Paul Wesley to reply and then I can say that the cast of “The Vampire Diaries” loves me as much as I love them!

P.S. I know this post is a bit toned down in comparison to my Ian Somerhalder post but then again you know why! :P

Spreading Awesome Beauty

January 10, 2012  |  Designs

It’s a New Year and I’ve been doing my share this year by spreading some amazing beautiful pieces of art all around the blogging world.  Well not me only, my Sister #4 as well! She’s been a great help through this all.  You might be wondering as to what I’m talking about.  Well I’ll tell you…

Late last year (hahaha sounds funny just saying it) I redesigned 7ajidude’s header to something so awesome and amazing, showing their personalities to the hilt! They loved it and the whole public who has seen it expressed their love for it.  It took a while and I harrassed my Sister (#4) for it but in the end she delivered an amazing job and header! They are now a “brand” one which gives you a warm flowy feeling when you view their website :)

But that’s not the only thing I did, earlier in 2011 I was bombarded by my best friend Swera for a unique header but well I postponed it due to job things, and my travelling (actually scratch all that it was due to my laziness).  And luckily for her the delay happened because the final product was a complete different thing than what was first discussed.  In the end, the result is beyond gorgeous! Hell it makes you drool every time you stare at it! (Sister #4 helped out majorly!)

The beauty of the headers I created is that I gave both their personalized “Watermarks” or “Signatures” to place on images shot by them, and display pictures to match the whole look.  It really don’t matter what theme you use with your WordPress account.  The beauty is in the graphics and the unity.  If it is done in a clean manner then you’ll appreciate your website even more!

Other headers I created were for my Twirlie and College Bestie Swair, which you can see below here, but for her it was a huge blog makeover from a previous one.

And not to mention my own design!

So what do you think of them so far? Failures? or Objects of Beauty?

P.S. Will probably set something up in which those who wish to order headers for their blogs, they’d be able to contact and sign up :) Of course everything comes at a price.  So keep a watch out for it.

Couch Avenue is Now On Blog Lovin’

January 8, 2012  |  Blog News

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

There’s this new cool aggregator in town, hopefully it offers more stuff.  I am currently in the discovering phase and thought to share it with the rest of you :D So why don’t you give my blog a follow with the site, and don’t forget to check out the app available.