If you have a smartphone with a camera, you have undoubtedly fiddled with taking pictures of everything from your face to your lunch. Moving just one degree to the right or left will change how the camera adjusts the lighting, making things look blown-out white, like shadow creatures, or in particularly well-lit areas, as if you had an entire lighting crew at your disposal. If you FaceTime with family, coworkers, and friends, your lighting setup may not always be what you would prefer. This is especially the case when you are dealing with different time zones, like my sister and I who have to coordinate California and Japan.
If you want to make sure that your face has a perfect light falling on it every time you talk, then this Chatlight is going to make it possible. This is a portable LED light that has a rechargeable battery which will run for 2 hours if you charge it for sixty minutes via USB. Its sole purpose is to make any video whether live or recorded look as professional as possible without having to get an entire lighting kit.
There are settings for high or low, and the clip can be expanded to fit on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, and even some monitors. The charging versus battery time is unfortunate, but since it only costs around $30 you can’t expect too much more out of it. This is sure to make Skype, FaceTime, or video feed much more visually appealing, but this could also be a great book light or flashlight for nighttime trips to the bathroom.
Available for purchase on Amazon