Struggling to take pictures with your smartphone at night? Usually you will depend on the built in flash in your smartphone but most of the time it just makes the pictures worse. Unless you are an owner of the latest smartphones which perform well under low-light conditions, here is a little addition that might come in handy for you.
iBlazr is an external flash for iOS and Android which works in photo and video mode. iBlazr can be used on both smartphones and tablets.
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iBlazr can be connected to the device audio jack and works with both front and back cameras. iBlazr provides over 180 lux on 1m which is four times higher than iPhone’s built-in flash
iBlazr is built in with four high-end CREE LEDs which is the source of the light. It comes with its own battery so that it doesn’t draw from your device’s battery. Each fully charged battery can power iBlazr for up to 1000 flashes or 40 minutes in constant light mode. Recharging of iBlazr can be done with a USB cable.
iBlazr has its own app too, for both iOS and Android, which helps you maximize your late night shots for optimum results. But even without the native app, iBlazr is still functional with other camera apps or the device stock camera, as a fully synchronised flash.
Here is a comparison picture of a photo taken without flash (left), with iPhone’s flash (mid) and one with iBlazr (right).
Besides using it as a camera flash, iBlazr has other uses too. The USB charger can function as a stand so that you can use iBlazr as a light source or as a compact table lamp. When it is not charging or connected with any devices, iBlazr can function as a regular flash light.
If you’re interested in owning one, you can by supporting iBlazr on Kickstarter for $ 39. The estimated delivery date will be around December 2013.