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Take better night photos with this detachable flash for smartphones and tablets

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Take better night photos with this detachable flash for smartphones and tablets
Despite the tremendous effort smartphone manufacturers have put in improving the low-light performance of their devices' cameras, nothing beats having a bright, powerful flash to illuminate the subject. Unfortunately, the majority of today's handsets come with LEDs on the back, which just don't work well at distances of over a few feet away. Well, there's a company that wants to solve this problem with an accessory of its own.

The iblazr, as it is called, is a portable, detachable flash for use with smartphones and tablets. Featuring four Cree LEDs and 60-degree optics, it connects to the audio jack of an Android or iOS device, while a dedicated application ensures that the flash and the camera's shutter stay in sync. What's more is that the iblazr can be set to provide constant light for night videos. 

With its 200mAh built-in battery, the iblazr can assist with taking over 1000 photos. The cell may also provide 40 minutes of constant light, but it will last for 3 hours if used in low-power mode. Recharging the accessory's internal battery can be done by plugging it into a USB port.

As of this writing, iblazr is only available via Kickstarter where it needs another $4000 to meet its funding goals. A unit can be pre-ordered by pledging $39 or more, with an estimated shipping date in December of this year. 

iblazr detachable LED flash for smartphones and tablets

iblazr detachable LED flash for smartphones and tablets


source: Kickstarter via TUAW

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posted on 02 Aug 2013, 00:05 3

1. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


I'd like something like a DSLR's flashgun.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 00:15 6

2. ocilfa (Posts: 333; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Honestly, the only use I have for the flash on my phone is just a flashlight.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 00:19

3. the_s2 (Posts: 206; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)


Haha yeah! who else uses a phone's flash!

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 00:22

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2691; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Nice.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 01:44 3

5. SIGPRO (Posts: 465; Member since: 03 Oct 2012)


Man just buy a phone with Xenon flash no need to buy extra gadgets or carry more items!
This is eally a stupid product!

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 02:00

6. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


great so this flash would be helpful, if the phone has a weak flash, or if we want to do video call / chat in low light condition.

I think it's the accessories that you should have, if you're planning to buy Xperia ZU.

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 05:14

7. fanboylemonkiller (Posts: 15; Member since: 18 Jul 2013)


sony onami....

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 07:38

8. sergiobr (Posts: 421; Member since: 25 Feb 2013)


No reason to buy it ! I bought one and ... spent my money just it !

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 10:12 2

9. TuanGugu (Posts: 45; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)


This is what I've been waiting for!! Sony used to make additional flash for their phones back then... & then it just totally stop.. Now its back & can be used for multiple devices and I hope the price will be affordable! This will be useful for night shots

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 11:14 1

10. loken (Posts: 462; Member since: 09 May 2012)


for xperia zu!

posted on 02 Aug 2013, 22:51

11. rency0722 (Posts: 64; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


THIS is made for Sony Xperia Z Ultra. With the headset jack on the side, the only lacking is the shutter key.

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