Don't Fall Into Concert Tech Traps

Don't Fall Into Concert Tech Traps

Here's what you need for Coachella. No, it's not water.

Published April 14, 2017

In case you didn't know, festival season 2017 is upon us. Coachella, which marks the inaugural event, starts tomorrow, and for the next two weeks you will be inundated with flashy content from VIP attendees and also your regular friends. If you're an experienced festival-goer, then you already know how difficult it is to maintain your relationship with your phone and enjoy the festivities. #Millennialproblems. Lucky for you, we talked to Apple, who likely makes your cellphone, about how to make sure that you get the most out of your phone and experience while you're at Coachella, or whatever your wild weekend of choice is. 

  1. AirPods $159, Apple.com
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    Getting to festivals often means long drives, flights, maybe even hitchhikes — if you're looking for some quality ME time during a weekend on-the-go, AirPods eliminate the hassles of wireless headphones, just open the charging case near your iPhone and with a simple tap, AirPods are immediately set up with your iPhone and Apple Watch, as well as any devices signed into your iCloud account, including your iPad and Mac. The days of inputting codes to connect are a thing of the past.

  2. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus – Starts at $649, apple.com
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    If you didn't capture your favorite artist on Snap or Instagram stories, did it even happen at all? Capture your most epic concert adventures with the most popular camera in the world; iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus take the world’s most popular camera and make it even better with entirely new camera systems. iPhone 7 Plus introduced a new feature called Portrait mode that applies a depth-of-field effect, which means game changing Instagram portraits are just a tap away, and so many #tbt photos to come!

  3. Beats Pill+ Portable Speaker - (PRODUCT)RED – $200
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    Bring the party with you to camp or on the road — Beats Pill+ is designed to go wherever you do and fill the room with a rich clear sound field that has as much power as it does definition. With a sleek interface, the Beats Pill+ is intuitive to use and brings people together with engaging features for a unique shared listening experience.

  4. iPhone 7 Smart Battery Case - (PRODUCT)RED – $99
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    The worst feeling in the world is having a low battery when you're trying to take the best concert videos or keep track of your friends. The Smart Battery Case gives you even longer battery life while offering great protection. Charge your iPhone and battery case simultaneously for increased talk time up to 26 hours, internet use up to 22 hours on LTE, and even longer audio and video playback.

  5. LuMee Duo LED Lighting Case for iPhone 7 – $70
    (Photo: Lumee)

    For a little boost during shows after dark, the LuMee Duo case for iPhone offers studio-quality front and back facing lights. Its warm, natural light gives you freedom of perspective — you can capture what you want, how you want it. And the sleek, drop-resistant construction helps enhance your creativity even more. Whether you’re a photographer, cinematographer or enthusiast, the LuMee Duo gives you light to capture any moment — from dawn to dusk in dim or dark — from both sides of the lens.

  6. Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod – $25
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    The best trick to achieving the perfect concert video/photo is stability. The ultra-portable Manfrotto PIXI Mini Tripod is perfect for taking spontaneous pictures and videos on your iPhone. It works both as a stable holder and comfortable ergonomic grip to capture great videos, selfies and photographs that stand out from the rest.

Written by BET Staff

(Photo: Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Coachella)

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