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Billed as the first external flash for mobile devices that is fully synched to smartphones and tablets, iblazr is a tiny device that uses four powerful CREE LED lights to provide much more light than any smartphone’s built-in flash. Additional features include a continuous light mode, adjustable brightness, and a built-in rechargeable battery. This 200mAh battery lasts up to 1,000 flashes or up to 40 minutes in full power constant light mode. iblazr is scheduled to launch in December at at $39 for the black and white models. A premium anodised aluminium iblazr, which is more powerful than the regular model in constant light mode, will be available starting at $59. The commercialisation of the device is funded via a Kickstarter project. Those who pledge $300 or more will receive a personalised aluminium model.
iBlazr Press Release
iblazr, First Fully Synchronized Flash for iOS and Android, Available for Pre-Order
Kiev, Ukraine – July 31, 2013 – Using a smart device for picture-taking has become commonplace, but it comes with disadvantages—white or red eye effect and insignificant power of built-in flash. iblazr, the first external flash for mobile devices that is fully synched to smartphones and tablets, creates an optimal smartphone-ography experience: it provides an uncompromising amount of light and improves photo quality.
“Mobile cameras are beginning to rival DSLR cameras, with the exception of quality flash,” iblazr founder Vlad Tislenko said. “iblazr changes that, leveling the playing field.”
The tiny device uses four powerful CREE LED lights that provide enough light for great photographs, any time of day or night. The flash is much more powerful than any smartphone’s built-in flash, and it adds flash to devices that currently don’t have it, including the iPad and other tablets. Additional features include a continuous light mode, changeable brightness, and a built-in, USB rechargeable battery.
In addition, the iblazr team developed propriety free app to maximize the benefits of the flash. The app allows iblazr to synchronize with the device’s camera shutter, use it with both back and front cameras, and adjust the brightness of the light. The iblazr team is constantly updating the app to create the best results for both photo and video.
iblazr is equipped with a built-in battery to prevent drainage of power from the device. The 200 mAh rechargeable battery lasts up to 1,000 flashes or up to 40 minutes in full power constant light mode. The battery is charged via USB port. Since the iblazr has its own battery, it can be used as a light source for macro-shots, as a backlight for a keyboard, or as a flashlight.
Currently, pledges start at $39 for one black or white iblazr (flexible charger included). A premium anodized aluminum iblazr, which is more powerful than the regular model in constant light mode, is available starting at $59. The different pledge levels reach to $300 for a personalized aluminum iblazr.
Estimated delivery on the project is December 2013. Check out a video about the iblazr here.
The concept of capturing high quality images and videos using smartphones and tablets is about to change forever with the launch of iblazr, the world’s first portable and fully synchronized flash for iOS and Android. iblazr promises to be a unique tool for modern day photography with its remarkable capability to improve photo quality. For more information, check out our Kickstarter page and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.