Concepter company, Ukrainian creator of LED-flashlight for iBlazr smartphones, announced launching a newly-designed iBlazr 2. Yesterday started a company on Kickstarter, in the course of which the start-up team wants to raise $70 thous to start a batch production of the new version of the product. By the time of material been published beckers have already invested $43, 6 thous.
CEO Concepter Vlad Tislenko mentioned that the new flashlight will synchronize with smartphones, notebooks, tablets and other devices through native apps of their cameras. The gadget can also be used along with a camera device as a permanent light.
iBlazr 2 can also become an autonomous light solution with Bluetooth synchronization. On the case of the device there is a sensor, which can be used for brightness control and flashlight warmth, change the contrast and colors of the images and video – and all this will be working automatically.
Vlad`s first idea of concept of a new product appeared during the kick-off of the first iBlazr. A week after the start of production of the first flashlight lot the team`s required functional capabilities were finally formed. Essentially it took 2 years to develop this version. According to Vlad the main improvement was the possibility of synchronization using the native camera apps of IOS and Android-smartphones, with the help of which it would be much easily operated.
The purchasing of iBlazr 2 on Kickstarter will cost only $45, while in retail trade it will be $70. In complete with flashlight the user gets Cold Shoe Mount for the digital cameras, iBlazr USB charger and a silicon pack.
The team decided to start a company on crowdfunding platform only because it really works. According to the CEO of the project, at the beginning it was 3 starting options of new production: to collect preorders on the site of the company, to set up the company on Kickstarter or to produce the product and then start its selling on certain sales outlets. Kickstarter was chosen as the most convenient way of bringing a hardware product to market.
Apart from a new device , Concepter developed a Shotlight app for photographers, which makes it possible to adjust and simultaneously manage the complete of 10 iBlazr flashlights. The IOS version will be available on the App Store in June, and Android-smartphone users will be able to download the app in August, 2015.