June 21 is officially known as #NationalSelfieDay! While selfies seem like a fairly recent trend, taking self-portraits has been around since the invention of photography. The first selfie was credited to Robert Cornelius in 1839. He was an American photographer and lamp manufacturer. At that time, he had to sit still for 10 to 15 minutes to produce a fixed image. 

As digital photography has become mainstream, plus the popularity of camera phones and the social media boom, selfies have become a normal part of people's lives. Celebrate National Selfie Day 2021 and up your selfie game with fun phone accessories that truly capture your best angles.

1. Hohem iSteady V2

Hohem iSteady V2 Hohem iSteady V2 Photo: hohem.com

This 3-axis AI smartphone gimbal comes with a built-in AI vision sensor. It offers physical tracking support for all apps and can be used for livestreams, video conferences, dance recordings, YouTube, Instagram, Zoom and so on. Each gimbal comes with a LED video light that has three adjustable brightness levels: Natural Light, Clear Night and Photo Shoot. Its 3-axis stabilization utilizes an anti-shake algorithm system to help you create smooth footage, including 320° pan, tilt and roll rotation. It has different modes such as Moment Mode, Cinematic Video Templates, Auto-rotation Inception Video, Dolly Zoom, Motion Timelapse and Panoramic Video. Its long  battery life of up to nine hours can be used as an emergency charging device for your mobile phone and other devices.

Get it for just $129 at Hohem here.

2. Hohem iSteady X2

Hohem iSteady X2 Hohem iSteady X2 Photo: hohem.com

This 3-axis gimbal comes with a wireless remote. Its 3-axis stabilization features an anti-shake algorithm system that lets you create smooth footage including a smooth 320° pan, tilt and roll rotation. Its wireless remote lets you easily control the gimbal, camera direction, photo capture and start/stop video recording up to 33” away. It has face tracking, object tracking, gesture control and intelligent interaction through the Hohem Pro app. Its different modes include Moment Mode, Cinematic Video Templates, Auto-rotation Inception Video, Dolly Zoom, Motion Timelapse and Panoramic Video. Its long battery life of up to 10 hours can also be used as an emergency charging device for your mobile phone and other devices.

Get it for just $89 at Hohem here

3. Gitzo Legende Camera Backpack

Gitzo Legende Camera Backpack Gitzo Legende Camera Backpack Photo: gitzo.com

Keep all your selfie and photography essentials safe and organized in the Gitzo Légende camera backpack. Created to easily accommodate full-frame mirrorless cameras like Sony Alpha 9 with 70-200 mm f/4 lens attached plus two additional lenses, the camera compartment is equipped with soft brush fabric and highly adaptable dividers to organize and protect gear. Single side access allows you to easily slide the bag to your chest to reach gear without touching the ground while the thoughtfully crafted storage compartments offer unparalleled security, versatility and organization. The side tripod pocket is expandable and made to carry a Gitzo Légende tripod plus a roll-top pocket for personal items. Another second side roll-top water bottle pocket is also included. 

Pre-order it for just $229.99 at Gitzo here

4. Gitzo Century Compact Camera Messenger

Gitzo Century Compact Camera Messenger Gitzo Century Compact Camera Messenger Photo: gitzo.com

For the compact organization and protection of all your photography and selfie essentials, the new Gitzo Century Compact Messenger is the perfect companion for your daily shoots. It can fit a premium mirrorless camera with a standard zoom lens plus two additional lenses or a DJI Mavic Pro plus remote control and small accessories. A soft-touch compartment also keeps your tablet and other devices safe. It is made with genuine Italian leather with a carbon fiber design and high-quality, wear-resistant nylon with a water repellent treatment. The bag is outfitted with a smart magnetic lock so that it can easily be opened and closed with a simple gesture. Pull down the leather tongue to open the flap and just release it to close the bag. Extra security for your gear is provided by the safe flap on the top. 

Get it for just $189.99 at Gitzo here

5. Belkin Premium Car Vent Mount

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One of the National Selfie Day ideas you can try is a flattering selfie in your car. Belkin’s premium car vent mount provides a safe, hands-free way to use your smartphone in the car. It fits most large smartphones with screen sizes up to 5.5 inches with a protective case on. This cradle securely attaches your smartphone to an air vent on your car's dashboard for a convenient viewing level without the need for annoying suction cups or adhesives. The vent mount rotates 180 degrees so you can use your smartphone in portrait or landscape mode for the best selfie angles.

Get it for just $29.95 at Belkin here.

6. Belkin Magnetic Phone Mount

Belkin Magnetic Phone Mount Belkin Magnetic Phone Mount Photo: belkin.com

Now you can enjoy the freedom to move while creating content with a magnetic phone mount with face recognition tracking, that turns 360 degrees and shoots from any angle. It has a built-in magnetic technology so that the mount snaps securely onto the iPhone 12 with easy, one-handed placement. An accompanying app can recognize your face, follow your movements while you shoot and links directly to your social media accounts. Now you can take your selfies for Instagram with ease and instantly post them too!

Get it for just $64.99 at Belkin here

7. Belkin Magnetic Fitness Phone Mount

Belkin Magnetic Fitness Phone Mount Belkin Magnetic Fitness Phone Mount Photo: belkin.com

Show off your best angle and document new experiences with your iPhone 12 even while working out, with a magnetic fitness phone mount. The front magnet snaps seamlessly onto the back of your iPhone 12, while the rear magnet attaches securely to magnetic surfaces on your indoor gym equipment. It won’t budge even if your phone vibrates or gets jostled. A fitness strap is included to attach it to handlebars on exercise bikes, treadmills, rowing machines and more. A 360-degree rotational ball joint inside the mount allows you to adjust your phone to any angle while you follow exercise apps or stream content during your workout.

Get it for just $34.99 at Belkin here

8. SunPak Bi-color LED Ring Light Kit

SunPak Bi-Color Ring Light Kit SunPak Bi-Color Ring Light Kit Photo: bestbuy.com

Improve not just your selfies but also your other photos and videos with this SunPak bi-color LED ring light. The combination of white and amber LEDs offers even illumination and the heat-free lighting is ideal for close-ups. This SunPak bi-color ring light has a mount with a tilt function to allow for adjustment and a built-in remote that makes it easier to use.

Get it for just $69.99 at Best Buy here

9. Lume Cube LED Portable Light

Lume Cube 2.0 Lume Cube 2.0 Photo: bestbuy.com

One of the most important selfie tricks and tips is great lighting. With Lume Cube 2.0, you can improve the color rendition of your photos or videos. Two top-facing buttons let you toggle between high and low brightness levels easily, while the rechargeable battery offers up to 40 minutes of continuous use. This waterproof Lume Cube 2.0 LED light has a built-in optical sensor for slaving to other strobe units. You can get that perfect selfie anytime, anywhere. 

The Lume Cube 2.0 retails for $89.95, but you can get it at 21% off if you use the code SUMMER21 here

10. JOBY Gorillapod Kit

Joby Gorillapod Joby Gorillapod Photo: bestbuy.com

Get the perfect selfie from any angle and get creative with this JOBY GorillaPod 1K plus kit for mirrorless cameras and smartphones. Grip, wrap or stand modes support equipment at any angle for videography, still photography or even livestreaming. The JOBY GorillaPod 1K plus kit can hold devices weighing up to 2.2 lbs to secure a camera with a flash unit and other equipment.

Originally priced at $49.99, get it for just $39.99 at Best Buy here