A new generation photo & video light
The Kick is a lightweight, feature rich, affordable and fun photo & video light for smart phones and SLRs.
We are out to forever change how video and photo lights work. Traditional photo and video lights are expensive, heavy, generate a lot of heat, and their main feature is that you can turn them on and off. Not too exciting. Then there is the recent invasion of cheap knockoffs. And the thousands of cheap LED based lights of really poor quality. You either pay through your nose for old technology, or you deal with cheap crap that breaks the first time you use it.
It’s time to rethink.
The Kick is a lightweight, feature rich, affordable photo/video light for smart phones and SLRs. It boasts amazing light effects and creative features: adjustable color temperature, colored light (any color!), animated light, built-in light effects and streaming of light from existing videos for use in your own video production. With the Kick and the Kick App you can sample light effects pretty much like you sample music!
Granted, the Kick is a small light. You won’t be able to light a cathedral with it. But the fun starts here.
Kick will help you take better pictures, make better videos and have great fun doing it.
Take better pictures
How to take better pictures with your iPhone? The iPhone camera is a little, automated marvel that takes care of all the technicalities. There are only two things YOU need to do: 1. Take a few steps closer to your subject 2. Watch the light.
The Kick can emit straight white light to help you when you need that extra bit of light to make your images pop. You can also adjust the color temperature – how warm or cold the light is.
Have fun with video
Video is about moving images. And moving images are of course made out of moving light. Kick is a master of animated light. Pick one of the awesome built-in effects like Rainbow, Strobe, or Mood. Do you need something more dramatic? What about Fire, Lightning storm or Cannon shots? It is all there and more.
Works with your iPhone
Download the free Kick App. It is simple. Have fun with the built-in light effects, or make your own! With the Kick you can stream any light you want from any video you choose, for use in your own video production.
This is how it works: Via the iPhone app you can pick any light or light effect from any video online or from one you’ve got stored on your phone, and the Kick will stream it and emit exactly the same light. Thus, you can recreate candle flicker without lighting any candles, simulate the glow from a television screen without one to hand, or sample any other light effect you can come across.
It is like sampling music and sound effects, except you sample LIGHT instead of music. – Imagine the range of creative opportunities!
The Kick App gives you full control over the Kick. Change color and brightness, run any of the built-in light effects or create your own effects by sampling light from any video, or directly from the iPhone camera. Just point your camera and tap the screen.
Take it everywhere
The Kick is small, about the size of an iPhone. It does not weigh much either. Kick is easy to take along, and you will always have a bit of extra light handy.
A little digital wonder
Despite its small size, the Kick packs a lot of electronics. Two microprocessors run the light engine and the WiFi communication. A sophisticated power circuit ensures long battery life through optimum efficiency, and quick charging. It is a little digital wonder.