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Introducing The KICK from Rift Labs on Vimeo.

THE GOODS

The KICK is a revolutionary new way of lighting your photos and videos – and making sure you get perfect exposure every time.

It’s only about the size of your smartphone, but comes packed with a rechargeable panel of 40 completely adjustable RGB LEDs. At 400 Lumens (twice as bright as most Police flashlights) it’s powerful, but it’s also intelligent – once you pair it with the free KICK app (iOS and Android).

The app provides completely adjustable brightness, color temperature, animated light, and built-in video effects – but what really stands out is its ability to recreate any color or effect from the world around you. Point your smartphone at the effect you want to recreate, tap the screen, and KICK emits that light – be it a rainbow strobe, lightning flash, or flickering campfire.

KICK can also be controlled manually, and if you have more than one you can control them simultaneously through the app.

WHY WE LOVE IT

It’s uses are limitless. KICK is not just a light for your smartphone, it works for DSLR, digital, and video cameras – anything that captures photo or video, KICK will illuminate the subject. It’s rechargeable, it’s portable, its awesome.

Experiment with this incredible product and create epic Vines, Instagrams, music videos, whatever – the best part about KICK is its versatility.

TOP FEATURES

  • 1,000 Ways To Light – Create countless colors, adjust brightness, or use the built-in effects.
  • Works With Any Camera – Smartphones, DSLR cameras, compact cameras and more.
  • Manual or App-Controlled – Use it standalone, or use the iOS/Android app to take full control.
  • Multi-Control – Link multiple KICKs via WiFi, and remote control them via the app.
  • Portable Size – Small and lightweight enough to take along everywhere.
  • Tripod Mount-Capable – If it’s time to get serious
  • Rechargeable – Built-in Li-ion battery, with USB charging cable included

THE PROOF

“It really comes into its own when you want a dash of color or to record video” – Engadget

“An infinite variety of light” – TUAW

“This is amazing” – Cult of Mac

“Full Spectrum iPhone-Controlled Camera Light Fits in Pocket” – Mashable

COMPATIBILITY

  • 1/4-20 standard Tripod Mount
  • Convenience mount for iPhone 4, iPhone 4S or iPhone 5.
  • Get the iOS App HERE
  • Get the Android App HERE

PRODUCT SPECS

  • Length: 110 mm
  • Width: 61.5 mm
  • Height: 25.6 mm
  • Weight: 150 g

LIGHT OUTPUT

  • White light continously adjustable from warm to cool light (2500 to 10000 Kelvin)
  • Full color light continously adjustable (via iOS/Android App)
  • Animated light (via iOS/Android App)
  • 400 Lumen output at 5400 Kelvin
  • Wide beam angle (Directivity 60 degree 2θ ½) using custom optics

IN THE BOX

  • Kick light
  • USB Cable
  • Inlay to adapt to iPhone 5
  • Leaflet (Getting Started Guide and User Manual is available online)
  • App can be downloaded from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store (free)

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