Here is a list of equipment that is tried, tested and recommended by most of the Periscope Experts. Whilst most of these items are not essential, they really do make your broadcasts stand out from the rest with a significant increase in production value and quality.
Joby GripTight GorillaPod
The Joby GripTight GorillaPod is a flexible tripod that will make sure the pictures and videos you take with your smartphone are as steady as possible because no matter how sturdy you think your hand is, it won't be. You can use it on uneven surfaces, bend its legs around tree branches and it has magnetic feet so you can attach it to any metal surface, such as a pole or fence.
The GripTight GorillaPod has an 180-degree levelling head that lets you shoot in portrait or landscape orientation while capturing 360-degree pan. It also offers 135-degree tilt and the tripod and mount can be used separately.
Studio Neat Glif
The American-made Glif provides two functions. It allows you to attach your iPhone to any standard tripod with a ¼-to-20-inch thread, including the bundled stand, while allowing you to use the fully-adjustable mount as standalone apparatus for propping your device. It’s compatible with every version of the iPhone, too, whether your smartphone is bare on encased. That’s what the hex key is for.
Square Jellyfish - Spring Tripod Mount
The Spring Tripod Mount’s unique flexibility allows a smartphone to be positioned vertically or horizontally in seconds. The arms “spring together” and tension holds a phone or device securely in place. The Spring Tripod Mount can accommodate virtually any smartphone, MP3 or thin pocket camera and can expand large enough to hold the larger Galaxy Note II.
Ravelli APLT4 61-inch Light Weight Aluminum Tripod With Bag
The tripod features a 3 axis head (included), a geared center mount, 2 bubble levels, adjustable legs extending from 24 inches to a little over 61 inches plus the 11 inches gained using the center gear, and the legs are attached to rubber feet which help keep the tripod from slipping and gives it a nice sturdy hold on the ground.
YOPO® 180° Universal 3 in 1 Clip Kit (Fish Eye Lens, Macro Lens, Super Wide Angle)
When you look at the YOPO Universal 3 in 1 Lens Clip Kit, you will know it has an outstanding quality design that surpasses the rest. That is why it costs a little more than the rest of the lens kits. However, it has also had a better performance. Being very light, this YOPO lens kit was produced from the high-glass optical glass and the finest quality aluminum.
Olloclip 4-in-1 Photo Lens
The Olloclip lens system has been redesigned for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 and it features four optic lenses comprising fisheye, wide-angle, macro 10x and macro 15x, along with a range of colour options. The Olloclip 4-in-1 clips onto your new iPhone easily, works with numerous photo and video apps and its compact design can be used on both the front and rear cameras, plus three colourful pendants are also included.
Mpow 3 in 1 Clip-on Lens
The Mpow 3 in 1 Clip-on Lens is a small detachable jelly device that offers users a 180-degree fisheye lens, 10x macro lens and 0.65x wide angle lens to switch between. It has a universal clamp design so while this feature concentrates on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, it will work on the majority of smartphones so long as their camera lens doesn't exceed 13mm in diameter.
Rode smartLav+ Lavalier Microphone
By employing an omni-directional capsule that picks up sound equally from all round the microphone, the smartLav+ can be mounted in a variety of positions and orientations on the subject.
The smartLav+ is supplied with a foam pop shield to minimise wind noise and vocal ‘plosives’ (hard ‘b’, ‘t’ and ‘p’ sounds), as well as a durable mounting clip with in-built cable management.
The smartLav is fully compatible with most Smartphones.