Ask iPhone users what they think about their iPhone flash and you will hear nonstop complaints for getting less than pleasant results. They will most likely say that the flash is just too harsh or too bright, that they’d rather have it turned off. It’s a given that the iPhone’s flash is not one of those things Apple device owners are proud of. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make the most of your camera phone, especially since an ingenious developer named Photojojo created Pocket Spotlight, a new accessory that will give you the portable light you need when taking a photo.
The Pocket Spotlight looks like, well, a flash – the ones you see professional photographers carry around to enhance their shots. But note that it is not really a flash; rather, it acts as an illuminator, providing the right amount of light to properly present your photo subject no matter how dark or low-lighted the surrounding is, and whether you are taking shots outdoor or indoor.
The Pocket Spotlight will provide you the right amount of light source when you need it so you will notice that it is great during the day and even greater during the night. Remarkably as well, it also allows you to set your exposure and fix your focus before pressing the camera button. And once you finally get familiar with the Pocket Spotlight, you’ll soon learn how to angle the device so you can create different amazing lighting effects for your pictures.
“If you’ve ever been underwhelmed with the performance of your iPhone’s flash, the Pocket Spotlight is the perfect purchase that will improve all of those poorly lit indoor photos,” explains Juli of AppAdvice. “Pick one of these up and I guarantee you will dazzle your Instagram friends with all of your appropriately lit photos of food and shoes.”
Photojojo’s Pocket Spotlight can easily be charged via USB and can run continuously for an hour once fully charged. To use the device, simply connect it to your phone’s headphone jack. Mind you, it’s not only meant for your iPhone; it can also work with your iPad as well as most other cameras.
For $30, you can get your hands on one of these mobile accessories, and with an additional $10, Photojojo gives you special red, green, blue and yellow color filters for a more enjoyable experience with the Pocket Spotlight. Now if you’re an avid iPhoneographer or just loves updating your Instagram, this can just be your ultimate accessory.