A lot goes into taking a nice picture, beyond pointing your camera and pressing a button. Almost as important as composition is lighting, and the KICK light pictured above can help you elevate the quality of your photos. It works with any camera, whether it’s a DSLR, a smartphone, or even one of those old-fashioned handhelds.
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.
It’s a cool device, which normally costs $179, but you can have it for $159 today. About the size of a smartphone itself, it’s easy to carry and is a must for anyone that takes photography somewhat seriously.