At this year’s CES, Lenovo sure have a lot to show and among them is this piece of accessory called VIBE Xtension Selfie Flash, an external flash designed specifically for the freshly announced VIBE Pro 2 to enhance your, what else? Selfie taking experience in any lighting conditions. This tiny circular device plugs right into the audio jack of the VIBE Pro 2 and promised 100 percent shutter sync times, working seamlessly with your shots. It packs eight diffused LEDs to provide a natural color tones even in low light conditions, while a built-in battery offers up to 100 selfies per charge. As for the handset, the VIBE X2 Pro, it is a limited edition smartphone that boasts a lightweight, full metal body and shares the same layered designed offered by the X2. Continue reading Lenovo Introduces VIBE X2 Pro, A Companion Selfie Flash, And An E-ink Wearable At CES 2015
any serious photographer will tell you that built-flash is never enough for night photography and the same applies to iPhone. while it is true that the built-in dual LED flash might be enough, but it tends to be a little too harsh, resulting in overexposed images which are obviously not ideal. the Ember Night Photography Tool For iPhone is the accessory designed specifically to counter this flash light issue. it is a thicken up iPhone case that has an array of 56 LEDs around the back, offering 10x more brightness over iPhone’s flash and a built-in diffuser to help soften and spread the light for a more naturally lit image (as opposed to the literally in-your-face light). Continue reading Ember Night Photography Tool For iPhone
image makers aka photographers and videographers looking to streamline their studio might want to check out this new kid on the lighting block, The LED Light Cube by Australia-based IC12. billed as the world’s first high-end, portable and interlocking LED flash and light source, The LED Light Cube brings LED technology to the forefront of image making world. what makes this product unique is, it is both a flash and a lighting, thus it allows a single piece of equipment to switch from photography and videography in an instant. this means you will one less gear cluttering up your studio or better still, one less equipment to lug along for outdoor shoots. The LED Light Cube offers a 5500k color temperature which remains constant even with power level adjustment and as a video light, it is totally dimmable. Continue reading The LED Light Cube
Paparazzo Light | from US$45.00 | www.paparazzolight.com
when iPhone 4S debuted, it’s near-to-amazing imaging qualities further strengthens the iPhonegraphy movement, which also spawn a slew of add-on accessories that will make your iPhonegraphy experience more fulfilling but something is still missing there: a powerful flash. the iPhone’s built-in LED light is ample for casual shots or shining your path in the dark but you can take your low-light iPhonegraphy up a notch with the Paparazzo Light, an external flash for your iPhone. Continue reading Paparazzo Light
(credit: Lomography) Fritz the Blitz Flash | US$69.04 | www.lomography.com
originally comes bundled with La Sardina El Capitan and the Fischers Fritze, the Fritz the Blitz Flash is now available as a standalone accessory for your lomography need. touted as the most powerful flash ever from lomography, this retro looking flash can be used with LC-A+, Diana F+, Sprocket Rocket, or any camera that has a tripod thread and a hot shoes adapter. the flash features three distance power setting for a more controlled flash photography and comes packaged with four color filters for those who loves experimenting with colored flash. the Fritz the Blitz Flash is available now for $69.04 a pop. Continue reading Fritz the Blitz Flash – Lomography’s most powerful flash
(image credit: Gadgets and Gear) iFlash External Flash | US$29.95 | www.gadgetsandgear.com
if you are still holding on to your trusty old iPhone but wishes that it has flash like its younger sibling, then your wish may have just came true. iFlash is an external module with built-in LED light that attaches to the iPhone 2G/3G/3GS and even iPod Touch, enabling flash-aided photography on those devices.
it attaches to the device via the 30-pin port, much like what you will do with a external portable charger for iPhones. the iFlash has an on/off button so you can use the LED light for photography or as a flash light for getting around in the dark. the flash module draws its juice from the iPhone battery – which, in my opinion, will be pretty taxing to the already poor battery life of iPhones.
when not in use, you can plug the 3.5mm plastic lug into the iPhone’s 3.5mm jack so it will remain handy when you need the flash again. though i am not sure if this 3.5mm plastic lug will work on the old iPhone 2G. at $29.95 you can give a new lease of life to your older iPhone, well, at least on the photography aspect.