iblazr LED Flash for Smartphones
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Is iblazr truly the "first fully synchronized flash for iPhone, iPad, and Android"? I don't know, what do I look like, a fact checker? Someone who takes the time to verify the information he relays? I'll tell you one thing, though, if the sample photos of iblazr in action are accurate, the girl posing in them sure looks...well, she looks like she needs to get outta my dreams and into my car. Mama! I can have the car tonight, right?
A small square LED flash with its own self-contained battery (so it won't make your device's even crappier), iblazr inserts into the audio jack of smartphones and tablets to synchronize with their existing systems, and deliver qualitatively superior photographs and videos to anyone engaging in photographic and video pursuits.
Four American CREE LEDs comprise the iblazr flash, whose light emanates through 60 degree optics designed by the iblazr Lab to serve any smartphone's or tablet's camera, both front and back. For phones, the flash endeavors to improve photo quality and exposure possibilities--check out the diagram detailing the iblazr's free app interface--and for tablets make nighttime photography possible at, given that many do not come equipped with a flash.
As mentioned, unlike GPS navigation and conversations with your girlfriend, iblazr will not drain your smart device's battery. Its built-in 200 mAh power source has enough juice to supply over 1,000 flashes, or up to 40 minutes in full-power, constant-light mode, per charge.
Score your own iblazr LED flash through Kickstarter while its campaign runs--through September 3, 2013.
December 2013 Update: iblazr exceeded its crowdfunding goal and is now available for direct purchase--follow the link below.