Nova wireless flash for Android devices fits into your wallet, raising money on Kickstarter
Android device users that would like to improve the quality of their mobile pictures should check out the Nova Kickstarter campaign which raises money for a wireless flash that would fit in one’s wallet.
The Nova wireless flash is meant to bring more light to your mobile photos when needed. The slim device is about as big as a credit card and it’s apparently ready to offer better flash capabilities than what regular smartphones and tablets can offer.
According to the Kickstarter page, the Nova connects via Bluetooth to the handset, adding “soft, natural light” to photos taken with mobile devices thanks to its 40 65Lumen white LEDs.
Interestingly, the temperature is adjustable, letting you choose from soft, warm and brilliant light – a mix of these modes is also available. The device will offer up to 150 flashes between charges, and up to 4 weeks of standby, according to the specs listed on the Kickstarter page (see Source links below).
Moreover, the Nova will let users “choose the distance, the direction and the angle” from which they want the light to hit, by manually handling the device.
In order to control the wireless flash, a Nova application will be installed on the smartphone, giving the photographer total control over the device.
With 11 days to go, the Nova Kickstarter campaign is already funded, with over 1,000 backers pledging more than twice than the needed money – currently we’re looking at almost $60,000 in pledges. Interested buyers can pay anywhere from $1 to $164 to support the project, and the Nova will be shipped at some point in February 2014 – in order to get a unit, you’ll have to pay at least $54.
Before you bid though, you should know that the Nova needs Android 4.3 installed on the Android device – most likely because it connects to devices via Bluetooth 4.0 LE. Currently, there are listed among three supported devices, including the Nexus 7 (2013), the Galaxy S4 and the HTC One.
On Google+, the company said that the Nova will support Android 4.3 Jelly Bean implying that all future devices that will run the OS will be compatible with the wireless credit card-sized gadget.
What do you think about this particular mobile-related gadget? Are you buying one?