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When it comes to luxury smartphones, we love the fancy build materials and the attention to detail. However, as we have seen time and again, an exorbitant price tag does not ensure high-end specs. The last time one of these hit India, it sported a mind-boggling price tag of Rs 6.5 lakh.


The lightweight KICK Pocket Sized Lighting Studio

Rift Labs is an LED light that gives you a wide range of creative lighting controls for photo and video use. The KICK features manual brightness and color temperature controls, while adding full color control, animated lighting effects, and light sampling features via the free iOS app.

The KICK can be used in the hands or attached to a tripod with its 1/4″-20 mounting thread. For convenience, an iPhone 4 or 4S can be mounted on the back of the unit, as well an iPhone 5 when using the included inlay adapter. The KICK also includes a USB cable for charging the battery.

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iOS Control for Full Color and Lighting Control
The free iOS app gives you full control over brightness and color temperature on your iPhone 4, 4S or 5. The app gives you access to light color control and effects. A standard color picker lets you choose the light color that you want, opening up a world of creative lighting possibilities. You can also use your iPhone’s camera to sample colors from the environment around you.
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                                                    Price $179.00

Manual Brightness and Color Temperature Controls
The KICK can be used as a standalone device and features manual controls for adjusting both brightness and color temperature. Color temperature is continuously adjustable from 2500 to 10,000 degrees Kelvin.
iOS Control for Full Color and Lighting Control
The free iOS app gives you full control over brightness and color temperature on your iPhone 4, 4S or 5. The app gives you access to light color control and effects. A standard color picker lets you choose the light color that you want, opening up a world of creative lighting possibilities. You can also use your iPhone’s camera to sample colors from the environment around you.
Animated Lighting Effects Library and Sampling
Use the iOS app to choose from a library of built-in effects, or sample video effects from an existing video stored on your iPhone. Simply open a video from within the KICK app move the cursor over the light effect you want to sample and the app will stream that effect straight to your KICK. Sampled light effects are automatically stored in the app’s effects library.
Link Multiple KICKs via Wi-Fi
Light your object or scene from various angles by using multiple KICK lights. You can link them together via Wi-Fi and control them all simultaneously via the iOS app.
Battery and USB Powered
The KICK’s battery is rechargeable and replaceable. It charges via a USB 2.0 port.
Additional Features
  • 1/4″-20 thread for mounting on tripods
  • Mount on rear of light for attaching iPhone 4, 4S or 5
  • Lightweight and portable at 5.3 ounces