Lenovo addresses real problems, makes a Selfie Flash for phones


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Pretty much every phone nowadays has a LED flash to go along with the primary camera. The front-facing camera, a.k.a. selfie cam, rarely ever has a flash. This makes it very difficult to take high-quality selfies in low-light conditions. You may not have realized this was a problem, but Lenovo did, and the Selfie Flash is the answer.

The full name of this strange product is the Lenovo Vibe Xtension Selfie Flash. It’s one of the weirdest things we’ve seen at CES so far. To use the Selfie Flash you simply plug it into the 3.5mm headphone jack on any Android device. The eight diffused LEDs in the ring don’t actually “flash.” You simply turn it on or off. The Selfie Flash is rechargeable and can be used for more than just selfies if you want.

I know you’re all just dying to buy this thing. Here’s some bad news: the Selfie Flash will not be sold in the US, but it will be sold on their website later this year. How many Selfie Flashes are you going to buy?!

Joe Fedewa
Ever since I flipped open my first phone I've been obsessed with the devices. I've dabbled in other platforms, but Android is where I feel most at home.

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  1. this is getting re-god-damn-diculous. really? looks like I could take that off and use it as a @#%-ring

    1. you must have a very small penis and a perverted mind.

      1. haha walked into that one didnt i?

        1. not too late to delete that comment. i’ll take payment through paypal to forget this incident ever happened. lol

          1. hahaha DONE!

  2. Ok, here’s an idea.

    Stop building cameras in to the phone – front or back. Make them like this thing – that hole in the center – put the sensor there, so now the flash is a proxy light.

    Next, uhhhh…. wait. Nevermind.

  3. Subsequently, Facebook and Instagram are flooded with unintentionally spooky selfies from those with the headphone jack on the bottom of their phone.

  4. selfies n the dark are now made possible!

  5. No sir. I will not be buying one. If this really was an “issue” HTC already solved it. Just put a flash on the front. LoL!! I’m guessing people must really want one. Are people buying that phone?

    Where’d they get the statistics to want to waste time to make this? Guess it was an extra activity from the interns. LoL!!

    1. They didn’t need statistics. They thought, “how do we cash in on the selfie fad”? And this is what they came up with. Silly fad, silly products.

  6. I’m copping.

  7. Judging by the picture above, it’s more like Lenovo Extortion Flash. It also let’s you blow soap bubbles.

  8. Found some Christmas gifts already!

  9. Makes me think of the meme with the palm going through the face and out the back of the head. To be honest though, it was about a year ago that I was saying I was surprised a manufacture hadn’t put a flash on the front for selfish.

  10. Must be really hard to add a flash to front of the phone. But noooo it has to be thin and no bezel.

  11. While not a selfie guy, I do see a front light as useful for video conferencing. I tend to have to turn on every lamp in my living room for there to be enough light to have a good picture.

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