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

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. 


source: Kickstarter via TUAW

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12 Comments

1. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

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

12. Jon.b

Posts: 42; Member since: Jul 05, 2014

try Selfshot front flash camera for both ios and android

2. ocilfa

Posts: 334; Member since: Aug 03, 2012

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

3. the_s2

Posts: 239; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

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

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice.

5. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 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!

6. yudi.nemesis unregistered

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.

7. fanboylemonkiller

Posts: 16; Member since: Jul 18, 2013

sony onami....

8. sergiobr

Posts: 718; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

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

9. TuanGugu

Posts: 46; Member since: Jun 07, 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

10. loken

Posts: 462; Member since: May 09, 2012

for xperia zu!

11. rency0722

Posts: 158; Member since: Jun 12, 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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