First LED Floodlight for Smartphones Helps Service Professionals and Other Users Capture Great Photos & Videos and Scan Documents in Any Lighting Environment
Jigsaw Informatics, Inc. ® (“Jigsaw”) today announced the start of a Kickstarter® campaign for the QLite Pro™ EZ Grip LED Floodlight for Smartphones. Featuring Jigsaw patent-pending technology, the QLite Pro is the first battery-powered, hand-held LED floodlight designed to enable smartphone users to capture high quality photos, videos and document scans in challenging lighting and physical environments.
The QLite Pro is optimized for service professionals who use their smartphones to photograph and video subjects or scan documents on the job and on the go where they encounter environments and lighting situations in which a smartphone’s LED is inadequate or which require additional lighting such as flashlights or drop lights. With the QLite Pro, users securely mount their smartphone to the unit and then use the brilliant, continuous illumination of the QLite Pro to document their work with superior results when compared to using their smartphone by itself.
“When we started Jigsaw, we quickly realized that smartphone flashes don’t work very well in many work situations,” said Ross Q. Smith, Jigsaw Co-founder and CEO. “We developed the QLite Pro as the first Jigsaw accessory to address this problem and after two years and several prototypes; we believe we now have a compelling product that solves the smartphone lighting problem for service pros and consumers alike. We’re now keen to see how the user community reacts to the QLite Pro on Kickstarter, which is a great platform for testing the market and raising funds for transitioning from prototype to production.”
About the QLite Pro 30-Day Kickstarter Campaign
Reward Levels for the QLite Pro Kickstarter Campaign begin at $40 USD for “very early bird” Backers. Jigsaw also offers $1 and up Reward Levels that will be accumulated for donating QLite Pro units to non-profit schools, libraries and other institutions. For more information on the QLite Pro or to back the project on Kickstarter, please visit www.kickstarter.com/projects/rossqsmith/qlite-pro-ez-grip-led-floodlight-for-smartphones.
The QLite Pro combines a rechargeable Li-Ion battery and four high-brightness LEDs with shaped optics that provide continuous, brilliant floodlight level illumination that’s up to 10x brighter than smartphone LEDs. Continuous illumination enables QLite Pro users to avoid the hassles and artifacts associated with flash photography. With the QLite Pro's continuous illumination, smartphone users can now easily take crystal clear photos and videos in poor lighting conditions and scan documents without shadows. Plus, the QLite Pro is bright enough to eliminate the need for flashlights or drop lights in most situations.
Unlike flashes and lights that mount to smartphones, users mount their smartphone to the QLite Pro using its secure, universal “EZ Grip” mounting system that firmly grips virtually any smartphone and most smartphone cases and enables very stable single-handed operation— even upside down, which is ideal for service pros who often work in physically demanding environments. Designed to accommodate a wide range of smartphones, the QLite Pro can securely hold all iPhone® 4, 5, 6 and 6 Plus models, Windows® and Blackberry® phones and popular Android phones including Samsung® Galaxy® 4S models and select Samsung Galaxy Notes. And with few exceptions, the QLite Pro also handles smartphones in cases, including the OtterBox™.
Because it has its own rapidly rechargeable, 2,600 mAh Li-Ion battery, the QLite Pro doesn't drain smartphone batteries the way smartphone LEDs do. Using its own battery, the QLite Pro can operate continuously for up to 9 hours and it can also charge attached smartphones while in use or when needed.
The QLite Pro does not have operating system or app dependencies, so it works well with all photo, video and scanning apps on any smartphone. And because the QLite Pro provides continuous illumination and not a flash, it also works well with HDR and other advanced modes that are mutually exclusive with flash photography. The QLite Pro also works exceptionally well with Pingz™, Jigsaw’s free image-based Zoom And Point (ZAP) video message creation and sharing app that is ideal for contractors and others who wish to use their iOS device to document their work using their images and voice narration. More information on Pingz is available at www.pingzapp.com. Pingz may be downloaded from the App Store by visiting www.appstore.com/pingz.
Jigsaw Informatics is a Silicon Valley startup founded by seasoned technology pioneers whose mission is to help mobile device users solve information problems through app-specific tools and clever accessories. Free apps available from Jigsaw today on the App Store include ConnectQR™ QR code creation app and Pingz™ and ZapVM® apps for image-based, Zoom and Point (ZAP) video message creation and sharing, all of which enable mobile device users to create and share integrated, multimedia messages that document important aspects of life, whether business or personal, serious or fun, practical or entertaining. For more info on Jigsaw, please visit www.jigsaw.info. For more info on the QLite Pro, please visit www.qlitepro.com.
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