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The first fully synchronized flash for iPhone, iPad and Android. Small, powerful, multifunctional.

TechCrunch: If you’re serious about your Instagrams, or about not carrying a dedicated camera around and still getting good shots, the iblazr looks to be a smart option.

CNET: if you like to snap photos with your iPad, you've finally got a light to go with it.

LifeInLoFi: iblazr looks like a great little device and could be an essential iPhone photo accessory.

Rick Broida: I seriously wish I'd had an iblazr in my pocket for all those low-light occasions.

LazyTechGuys: We here at LTG can’t wait to test this out with all our other smartphone camera equipment.

PetaPixel: Unlike other LED attachments that exist for smartphones, iblazr is designed to sync with camera apps, eliminating the nasty red (or white) eye that you often get with built-in flashes.

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The iblazr is the World’s first portable flash that is fully synchronized with smartphones and tablets. It connects to the audio jack of your smart device and allows use with both the back and front camera.

The flash is constructed to include four hi-end American CREE LEDs that provide an uncompromising amount of light for such a small size. The light comes through 60 degree optics, of our development, which works perfectly with any smartphone or tablet (yes, even the iPhone 5 too)

Most importantly, with its own built-in battery, iblazr will not drain your smartphone's power. It has a 200 mAh battery which will be enough for more than 1000 flashes per charge or up to 40 minutes in full power constant light mode! In battery saving mode iblazr can shine up to three hours!

The iblazr - the only flash for your iPad

As you know, there is no flash for iPads and most of the other tablets. No more black squares at night with the iblazr!

You only pay for the iblazr and app comes totally for free!

We are constantly upgrading our iOS and Android apps so you will have the best results every picture you take and every video you shoot. Below is a sample of our current app and we plan to implement more features in the future! The special iblazr filter improves any shot you take with only one click and our app features smart functions, social networking, support and more!

We've got the power! 

In most smart devices with flash, the flash is situated too close to the power- which is the reason why your eyes becomes red-eyed (white-eyed in the case of iPhone). The position of iblazr and our smart software perfectly solves this problem + it's significantly more powerful!

Expand your creativity!

The iblazr is powerful, compact, and multifunctional. It was designed for smartphones and performs great. You will find limitless possibilities to create great shots!

10 times more light in video mode

Smartphones camera works well in video mode but they are pretty useless at night. Phone companies can-not make their smartphones LED's powerful enough because they would drain the phone’s battery in constant light mode; iblazr is your best solution for this problem. With the popularity of video apps such as Vine and Instagram in video mode, the iblazr will help your videos stand out from the crowd.

Does it work only in the darkness?

No, the iblazr can be used during the daytime as well! It works perfect when you have a bright background and a foreground that is situated under shadow or during cloudy weather (see below).

Premium Aluminium iblazr is Premium in every detail 

Aluminum is significantly more thermally conductive than plastic, which allowed us to make it more powerful than our plastic version in constant light mode. Anodized aluminum iblazr = tough, cold, and powerful. We like to keep everything minimalistic and perfect. Each detail of iblazr was carefully designed to maximize our technology.

So what does it mean to use the top electronics inside this tiny casing? We've compared iblazr with the 12 LED constant light system that is on the market:
 

Open Source? Yes!

Are you an iOS or Android Developer? Are you thinking to add something special in your next update for the camera app? We have good news for you! iblazr is an open source project. We've designed a special package where you will get access to our SDK before the iblazr market launch.

Meet the apps that are excited to add iblazr synchronization in the future:

Kickstarter Crossover:

Kickstarter is not simply a crowdfunding platform, it is a place where projects becoming better and even more functional! 

We read every comment you write and every idea you share and find even more opportunities in the iblazr technology! By sharing technical knowhow from the creator of Muku Shuttr project, we will make it sync with each other! It is great to have a flash. And adding a remote control together would add to your smartphone previously unseen capabilities! 

That's why kickstarter community is great!

What we need the money for?

We've already done a big job. Several generations of prototypes, apps and making it work together properly. To start the mass production we need to purchase a large number of electronic components and manufacturing molds. Our apps work nicely now, but we still need to work countless hours to make them look perfect for market launch. We have big plans for our software updates and the financial support will be used to make the most of the iblazr technology. We didn't want to make another useless gadget, but rather design a totally unique product that will be useful for smartphone, tablet and even DSLR users. This took us quite a long time to develop, which you can see from this page. Here is our timeline so you may see what it takes to design a totally new product:

Meet our team:

Vlad Tislenko - Founder & CEO, the only one who knows how to spell #iblazr properly

Oleg Malenkov - COO, marketing and promotion man

Ivan Chuba - CTO, solves complex programming problems and not only programming

Ilya Kichuk - Creative Director, knows the meaning of the word 'beautiful'


Dmitriy and Julia Suponevs - Founders of StudioVision. The first, who solved the flash synchronization problem with the iOS devices.

The product is being developed in partnership with:

ArtKB - Engineering, product development company

Grand Electronic - Electronics development, product adaptation for the mass production

Michael Guenther- CFO of finance and operations in the US. He has been an integral part of the team for bringing iblazr to the US.

Special Thanks:

Igor Smolin - optical lens designer, LED expert

Alex Sidenko and Sergey Shcherbakov- video production team

The Boom - soundtrack composer

iblazr in Social Media:

FAQ:

Q: Does the iblazr works in flash mode unattached to the smartphone or tablet?

A: The iblazr can be used as an off camera flash simply by using it with the headphone extension cable and you even can have a dual flash with a headphone splitter.

Q: When can I choose the colour of iblazr?

A: After the success of the campaign we will send you a questionnaire where you will choose the color.

Risks and challenges Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Manufacturing: when you create a prototype you don’t need to make it magnificent in terms of design, but when you send it to manufacturing everything has to fit perfectly.

We’ve spent almost a year in order to consider every small detail and you can be assured that we’ll control every step of the production process. The main goal is to make a high-quality and reliable device that meets our users’ interests.

Ship date: When you ship a product to the local market, you should bring a package to the main office and then deliver it to customers. When you ship a product all over the world you should make a strong logistic network with multiple units that would be responsible for every international client. Because of this, we’ve come to an agreement with a trustworthy logistics company with a experience in product distribution for both individual and business purposes.

Also, we are responsible for unforeseen circumstances and promise to keep every backer informed if something doesn’t go according to plan.

Join us and light your life with iblazr.

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