How to Make a Phone Stand When Live Streaming

The title for this article came from someone looking for an answer to this issue:  How do I make my phone stand when live streaming? Had to think about that one then I looked down at my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.  Rounded beveled edges means this phone cannot stand on its side.  Not even with a big thick case.  You need some mount assistance for this feat.  (worth noting is my Apple iPhone 6s Plus in a big Otterbox Defender does indeed stand on its side all by itself) First question to ask is do you really want to make your … Read more

How to Mount a Mevo Live Event Camera by Livestream

The Mevo by Livestream video camera was recently introduced as a compact solution for those wanting to get a professional broadcast going onto Facebook Live or similar venues quickly and painlessly.  A lot of attention was placed on mounting options.  That might not be apparent to the naked eye nor are the world of accessories that are available.  Today,we discuss how to mount a Mevo Live Event Camera. Let’s start with an explanation of how to mount the Mevo Live Event Camera.  Turn the Mevo base upside down.  There’s a screw hole.  That screw hole has a 1/4″ – 20 … Read more

Phone and Tablet Mounts for Live Streaming and Live Video

Seems like everyone with anything good to say is out on one of the social media live streaming platforms.  Facebook Live, Busker and Periscope (owned by Twitter) have emerged as three of the top platforms for live streaming.  For those unfamiliar with this form of social media, it’s all done using an app on a smartphone or tablet. The use of a good phone or tablet mount makes for a better broadcast.  Why?  Ever do Facetime while the other person is holding their phone or tablet?  It feels like a fishing trip that went wrong.  The shaking on the other … Read more

Smartphone Tripod Mounts for Everyday Use

Smartphone tripod mounts are a fairly recent product introduction that has taken on some good momentum in terms of usefulness.  We aren’t talking about a full-sized 48″ tripod, but a large variety of mini tripods.  A mini tripod generally stands no more than 12 inches high, most are shorter.  They are used to mount your smartphone on a tabletop or, as you will see, wrapped around an object. So why do you need a smartphone tripod mount?  A lot of good reasons.  My favorite is for FaceTime or video conferencing.  Ever do FaceTime with someone while they hold their phone … Read more

Tablet Floor Stands and Table Mounts

I was recently doing a Facetime conversation with a relative on my Apple iPad which went on for almost an hour.  Holding your tablet for an hour in a position where the other person can see you during a video conversation isn’t as easy as you may think.  Your arm gets tired.  Real tired.  Using tablet floor stands for this purpose accomplishes two feats.  First, the arm fatigue is eliminated.  Secondly, by placing the tablet further away, you have more freedom to move around without leaving the visibility of the camera and person you are speaking with.  Most tablet stands … Read more