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Lifestream 24/7: Save for The Gear You Need to Capture Every Second of Your Day to Share Online

In the 1960s, Andy Warhol promised everyone in the world 15 minutes of fame. These days you achieve celebrity status seconds at a time on social media.
Person taking a selfie in the woods.

In the 1960s, Andy Warhol promised everyone in the world 15 minutes of fame. These days you achieve celebrity status seconds at a time on social media.

With the proliferation of smartphones, widespread access to an internet connection, and the development of quality cameras on mobile devices, it has become possible to document any moment, anywhere. Internet sensations have achieved celebrity by sharing seemingly every moment of their day-to-day lives on various video-sharing services.

If internet celebrity sounds alluring, and you’re motivated by a desire to share every second of your day, lifestreaming makes this a possibility. Even if you don’t want the internet spotlight, it can be a great way to document your memories for the future.

Here’s what you’d need to document and showcase your life online.

Smartphone Stand

You’ll want a stable camera stand to document stationary aspects of your daily routine, like eating meals, practicing an instrument, or having a conversation. This simple yet effective tool is also useful as a tripod for mobile phone photography that requires more setup than a single thumb tap.

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Smartphone Stand
$15

Selfie Stick

Lifestreamers have elevated selfie sticks from the domain of theme parks and tourist traps. This device can help you keep the camera fixed squarely on you while you’re out on the go. Whether you’re walking to meet a friend at a coffee shop, waiting in line at a cool show, or running errands, your selfie stick will keep your audience within reach. You’ll never have to ask someone else to take your picture for you ever again.

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Selfie Stick
$20

Video Drone

Lifestreaming becomes more difficult in areas where your phone or selfie stick doesn’t cut it. If you’re serious about capturing every second of your cousin’s wedding, or that upcoming kayaking trip, consider bringing a drone.

There are drones available that will follow you around if you have an included sensor on your person. You can be as active as you want all day and still have a camera trained on you the entire time. As long as you keep the included sensor on you, you can rest assured that no matter the terrain or speed, you’ll get the shot.

Set this Goal:

Video Drone
$500

Battery Case

You’ll want to be able to keep your phone on all day, and streaming video can eat up a lot of battery. But as phones get thinner and thinner and their batteries get smaller and smaller, a cottage industry of battery cases has sprung up.

You can now get cases that’ll let your phone last a whole day (or two!) on a single charge, even with frequent use. That makes life easier, whether you’re the star of your own lifestream or not.

Set this Goal:

Battery Case
$50

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