Bluetooth flash for cameraphones gets 300% funding on Kickstarter

Nova, the wireless flash designed for mobile phone photography, has far exceeded its crowd-funding target.

Nova wireless flash

Nova, the wireless flash designed for mobile phone photography, has far exceeded its crowd-funding target. The project, which ended today, raised over US$85,000, more than three times its $25,000 goal.

The external LED light communicates with cameraphones via Bluetooth and is designed to produce “natural skin tones, beautiful smooth faces [and] softer shadows” compared to the built-in LEDs found on most mobiles. As it is not physically connected to the handset, you can hold it off to the side (up to six metres away) for creative off-camera lighting.

Nova wireless flash

Two weeks ago it was announced that Nova will be compatible with Android handsets in addition to iPhones, iPods and iPads. The estimated shipping date is January 2014, priced $54 to backers.

For more information, visit the Kickstarter page.

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David Selby
Based in Paris, France, David Selby is editor of Lighting Rumours, a part-time photographer and a quantitative analyst.
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