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Cool new accessory adds a wireless external flash to your iPhone

iPhone Bluetooth Flash

Compared to most other smartphones, Apple’s iPhone takes impressive low-light photos. In fact, the latest-generation iPhone 5s features a new dual-LED flash that improves low-light photography even more. But only so much can be accomplished by one or two tiny LED bulbs, and a new iPhone accessory looks to solve the problem of limited light by moving the flash off of the phone.

Announced on Wednesday, the Nova external flash by is a wireless flash accessory that connects to an iPhone via Bluetooth. The device is about the size of a credit card and can be stored in the user’s wallet for easy access.

“The standard iPhone flash can cause subjects to appear washed out or bring attention to imperfections by casting hard shadows,” the company said in a press release. “Nova’s flash illuminates the subject with natural skin tones, softer shadows and visible depth. It is a separate piece that pairs to your phone via Bluetooth. Simply connect to the free Nova app, point, and shoot.”

Nova offers users both simple and advanced modes as well as various settings that adjust the flash’s tone from cool to warm.

“Nova boasts 40 points of light diffused behind a white panel,” said. “This layout is the reason behind the easy-on-the-eyes flash, and the resulting stunning photo.”

The Nova costs $59.99 and is available beginning immediately on’s website, which is linked below in our source section.

Orders will begin shipping next week, according to the site.

Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.

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