Capture Case : a super powered xenon flash for iPhone
Capture Case : a super powered xenon flash for iPhone
Enjoy beautifully exposed images, and try high speed photography, all with the world’s fastest and most powerful flash for iPhone.
Enjoy beautifully exposed images, and try high speed photography, all with the world’s fastest and most powerful flash for iPhone. Read more
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Update - Thank you for your support!
The Capture Case will still be produced by November 2016, and will now also be available on the iPhone plus sizes!
It is the last day of our Kickstarter campaign and unfortunately it looks like we are not going to reach our target. On behalf of all of us on the Capture Case team, I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who has backed us and supported us throughout the campaign.
But, don't be too disappointed because we still going to produce the Capture Case ready for November 2016, which is great news! But there is more... Originally we had intended to produce the Capture Case in high volumes which required us to purchase very expensive tooling - and is why we came to Kickstarter, and why we only offered it for the standard iPhone size - but now we will be producing the Capture Case in much lower volumes, which means the Capture Case will now be available for the iPhone plus sizes as well as the standard iPhone!
We will keep you updated with the production of the Capture Case and let you know when it is available.
As a special thank you, we will be offering all our Kickstarter backers a discount on the Capture Case as well as the opportunity to purchase it before anyone else. We will let you know how and when you can get your discounted Capture Case in future updates.
Thanks again for all your support and we look forward to bring you further updates of the Capture Case in the future.
Capture Case team
The Capture Case
The Capture Case is a phone case for your iPhone with a built in Xenon flash. It connects via Bluetooth and has its own built in battery.
Xenon for iPhone: A World First
The Capture Case is a world first. It adds a powerful xenon flash to your iPhone. This will take your photography to the next level.
The flash balances light in the foreground and the background to give you perfectly lit images every time, perfect for remembering those special moments with the people closest to us. Add the Capture Case to your iPhone and your photos will be better, trust us, the difference is incredible.
High Speed Photography: Now on iPhone
High speed photography was IMPOSSIBLE on an iPhone,
The Capture Case is so lightning fast, that it allows you to capture an image of a single instant in time. Want to see a speeding bullet in flight? Or how a bottle explodes when you smash it? With the Capture Case, you can.
What Makes The Capture Case
We designed the Capture Case to fit in with how you use your iPhone, so that you can always carry it with you.
It is slim to fit in your pocket, and so light you will not notice it is there. We also added a dedicated shutter button, to make capturing photos easier and quicker.
We talked to many iPhone photographers to learn how we could help improve the experience of capturing images with a phone. One of the biggest requests they had was a dedicated shutter button, so we added one.
A powerful flash needs a lot of power - that is why the Capture Case has its own lithium ion battery, letting you take over 600 photos without draining your iPhone battery. When your Capture Case does finally run out of power, you can simply charge it back up in just one hour using the USB cable provided.
Using The Capture Case
The flash is so powerful that it can make your photos look great, even in the most demanding situations.
How It Works
Our smartphones are used in many different situations. That is why we developed our own app that works with the Capture Case, ensuring every photo you take is flawless.
The Capture Case automatically meters the scene using a pre-flash to calculate the correct settings, giving you the perfect photo.
With more light available, photo grain is eliminated. This means that people appear sharper and pop out from the background.
A Xenon flash produces a smooth light spectrum similar to the sun, unlike the harsh digital output of LEDs. This means that people in your photos will look more natural and the colours will be improved.
The flash is so fast that motion blur is eliminated. This means that you can capture a photo at the perfect moment.
The Capture Case flash is over one thousand times brighter than the standard iPhone flash. This means that the people in your photos will always be beautifully lit.
When you press the shutter button in auto mode, the Capture Case takes hundreds of measurements in a split second to calculate the correct settings for your scene. This means you and your friends will always look great in photos.
High Speed Mode
The Capture Case brings high speed photography to the iPhone for the first time. This is a special technique where a sound is used to trigger a photo almost instantaneously and it is only possible with a xenon flash.
In high speed mode the Capture Case uses sound to trigger the flash, this allows you to take truly astonishing photos.
Any noise can be used as a trigger.
Whether it's glass shattering...
...a little water splashing...
...a lot of water splashing...
...a party popper exploding...
...or even the bang of an air rifle as it fires a pellet through a tomato.
iPhone 7 Capture Case
Back us today and receive a free upgrade to the iPhone 7 Capture Case, as soon as you are ready and it is available.
We estimate the iPhone 7 Capture Case will be available from January 2017.
How does it work?
1. Simply choose a reward of £85 or more and you will receive a Capture Case that fits your iPhone 6 (or iPhone 6s).
2. When you upgrade your existing iPhone 6 to the new iPhone 7 then simply return your iPhone 6 Capture Case to us and we will send you a new Capture Case to go with your nice new shiny iPhone 7.
Would You Like a Capture Case for a Different Device?
Meet The Team
We love photography, and when the iPhone 6 launched we were amazed! How, could my phone be this good at taking photos?! Suddenly it became our main camera, as we photographed everything from holidays to cats. But, while it was great when it was bright and sunny, it was disappointing in low light.
The solution then was simple - why don't we just add more light? So, 18 months ago, that's exactly what we set out to do.
We experimented with a many different lighting solutions and quickly discovered that LEDs were simply not bright enough. Instead we opted for a xenon flash which is not only much brighter but faster as well.
Fast forward 6 months and we had created a prototype Capture Case and linked a smaller but just as powerful xenon flash to the iPhone to create the fastest and brightest flash ever fitted to an iPhone.
After this, we focused on turning the functional prototype in to a slim design that is easy to hold, fits in your pocket and a delight to take photos with.
We then presented our prototype to tech enthusiasts and photographers from all over the UK. We got to show them some cool photos, and they provided us with valuable feedback, helping shape the functionality and the design of the Capture Case.
The next step saw us produce a more user focused case design, and we optimised it for manufacturing.
Material selection was also vital, it took us several attempts before selecting the perfect case material which is comfortable, protective, and maximises grip.
Working with a team of electrical engineers who specialise in product development, we were able to produce our own electronics PCB. This helped us maximise the performance, whilst reducing the size of the Capture Case.
Now we are ready to manufacture the Capture Case.
The past 18 months have seen us over come a lot of difficult challenges. But the result has been worth it. Now we are at the beginning of what will be one of the most exciting photography transformations the iPhone has ever seen.
Risks and challenges
Our team is made up of engineers who began working closely with moulding and electronics companies at a very early stage. Because of this we know that unexpected delays occasionally happen during the manufacturing process. In an attempt to minimise this we have taken the following steps.
1. We are using a reputable electronics development company based in the UK. This company has a proven track record of delivering consumer electrical products and we have worked closely with them to ensure each Capture Case will work flawlessly.
2. Our moulding company is based in the UK and also has a proven track record of manufacturing goods and delivering them worldwide, ensuring every Capture Case will be produced on time, and will look fantastic.
3. Our schedule has allowed extra time to accommodate unexpected delays, and the financial target we have set allows us to produce, pack and ship the Capture Case to you without any problems, so we are confident we can meet our commitments.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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