Gift idea: KICK personal lighting studio with companion app [CONTEST]



We’re kicking off another day of our Gift-a-Day Giveaway and we’re not only giving you guys a great new gift idea, but another chance at winning some awesome prizes.

With the speedy advancement of mobile photography, just about everyone with a smartphone these days is an amateur photographer. The problem? Our tiny smartphone sensors still aren’t capable of handling low situations very well. That’s why we wanted to show you guys The KICK personal lighting studio from our friends at

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KICK Personal Lighting Studio 1

The KICK is a tiny, rechargeable, LED lighting system that is capable of illuminating even the darkest of shooting conditions with 40 adjustable RGB LEDs for a total of 400 Lumens. But that’s only the half of it. When paired with the Android/iOS companion app, the KICK turns into a smart lighting system capable of recreating real-world lighting conditions. For the really artsy types, you can even use the app to adjust colors, brightness, or use some of the built-in effects. Here’s some of KICK’s other features:

  • 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 micro USB charging cable included.

You can find the KICK priced at $139 on AndroidArea or $199 with the diffuser set. The diffuser set creates a softer light, that’s great for portraits when you’re not looking to create harsh shadows on your subject. That’s actually a pretty good deal too given the KICK is currently going for $160 on Amazon and the diffuser set for another $60. Check out the video below for a little more info about what the KICK can do.


Now, the part you’ve all been waiting for. Enter below for another chance at winning one of 20 prizes, including new Nexus devices and smartwatches. Entries for this day will remain open until 11:59 PM (Eastern) on December 21st. Good luck!

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Chris Chavez
I've been obsessed with consumer technology for about as long as I can remember, be it video games, photography, or mobile devices. If you can plug it in, I have to own it. Preparing for the day when Android finally becomes self-aware and I get to welcome our new robot overlords.

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  1. I was thinking this was a rechargeable flashlight until the app was mentioned. Pretty cool.

  2. awesome.

  3. The thing is, 400 lumens is hardly anything. Not even close to a 60watt lightbulb.

  4. Hope I win!

  5. How fast does it flash? Can it actually give a 1/60 sec. or faster flash? That would be useful.

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