At a workshop in Darwin earlier this year, I was told of a new Australian invention that would make using your smart phone that much easier. And being a bit of a 'vlogger' myself, very occasionally, I can see that the new LumaShot could indeed be of great interest.
Now, I know that the focus of Better Photography is on stills photography, so this won't be for all readers. On the other hand, if you're looking for a solution that allows you to easily position your iPhone to film yourself, along with the convenience of a remote control and a lavalier microphone, the LumaShot is it.
The LumaShot is currently in its KickStarter phase, looking for funding. And based on the website this week, they have reached their goal already. However, if you're interested, here's the link to have a look: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/lumashot/the-all-in-one-smartphone-video-kit