You can’t stop gazing at the luminous full moon—you need to share this with Instagram. So you pull out your phone, aim at the heavens, and capture...a fuzzy white blob. The firmament is one of the hardest targets to snap on a phone. Why? A smartphone’s camera lens is wide, and it automatically sets the exposure to capture the dark sky instead of the bright objects in it. To up your phone game, try adding some additional technology. These tips will help you photograph celestial bodies near and far.
Before you adjust the settings on your phone, fix the setting around it. Go to a dark area to avoid light pollution, clean the camera lens with a soft cloth to remove any smudges that might produce a glow effect, and use a tripod and a remote trigger to stabilize the phone. (Did you know you can use your headphone remote to take a photo?) On an iPhone, focus on the moon by tapping on it, and then swipe down to reduce brightness.
As Earth spins on its axis, the stars overhead appear to move in curves. The paths they follow are called star trails. Apps that let you customize your camera settings can take long exposures that will reveal them. The NightCap Pro app is particularly easy to set up because it has “star trails” as a preset mode. As you do for moon photos, minimize light pollution, keep the lens clean, and stabilize the camera.
To nab bright planets such as Saturn and Jupiter, snap them on the eyepiece of a telescope and reveal details with stacking software. First, use an app like ProShot or Manual to take multiple photos in RAW format. Then combine the images with a computer program such as Deep Sky Stacker. This works best if you have a mount that holds your smartphone to the scope. Or hack one together with wood, a hose clamp, and some rubber bands.
New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Google’s newly-launched artificial intelligence-powered premium device Pixel will impact Apple’s iPhone ecosystem and even Samsung’s flagship premium device Note 7 to an extent, experts have said.
Samsung has delayed on its Note 7 owing to battery explosion fears, thus creating a void in the premium segment.
This review is aimed to introduce the best models of Qi wireless chargers for smartphones. Some of them are suitable for different smartphones, others fit not fully, while some of them may not suit at all.
This charger is considered to be the smallest one in the world – its diameter is only 7cm and width is 12mm. The indicator displays when the battery is fully charged.
The device is remarkable for its thin design – it’s less than 10 mm width. It features a LED- and audio indicators. Audio signal may not be switched off. The charger is ringed in plastic and the bottom is made of rubber that keeps things nicely in place.
Energizer Dual Inductive Charger
This wireless device is optimized for three charges, while one of them shall be connected by USB-port. A battery status is displayed by mini monitors.
ZENS Single Wireless Charger
Being quite pricey, it comes in black or white. This charger has a clever technology in order to save power – once it’s charged, the system shuts down automatically.
ZENS Dual Wireless Charger
With this charging pad you can charge two smartphones at the same time. There’s also a USB port in case you need to charge the third device. Once all the devices are charged, the system also shuts down automatically.
Duracell is a small and efficient charger for one smartphone, though there’re models designed for two or three smartphones. It comes in black or white.
Duracell Powermat 24-Hour Power System
The device allows to recharge a battery within 24 hours. It includes a phone case and a portable backup battery. For now the Power System is most useful for iPhone 4 and 4s and Samsung Galaxy S3 owners.
Nokia DT-900 wireless charging plate
This accessory by Nokia is meant to work with the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 but other Qi-smartphones could be compatible, too. It comes in 5 colours.
Nokia surprises with unusual design of Nokia DT-901. The so called “charging pillow” charges a smartphone wirelessly. It comes in black, red and blue.
In comparison with Nokia DT-901this device allows to use your smartphone during charging: listen to music, talk to friends or surf the Internet.
Oregon Scientific Time & Wireless Charging Station QW201
In addition to being a full-fledged radio alarm clock, this gadget features a thermometer and a charging pad for Qi-enabled phones. It delivers 5 watts of power.