No matter the camera, capturing photos in poor lit scenarios is more than likely to result in some noise.  Factor a smartphone camera’s into the equation and it’s inevitable you’ll end up with a dimly lit piece of photography.  That is unless of course you had this: the Manfrotto ML120 Hotshoe LED Panel + KLYP Case.

Unfortunately, it’s for the iPhone 4s, so you’ll need to look here for a more Android or iPhone 5 friendly version.  The case boasts a number of ports allowing you to mount the LED light in a variety of positions.   The included light, which features a total of 12 LEDs, produces a 5600K color temperature and in theory should be enough light to illuminate just about any scenario.  There is also a tripod mount as well as a case that should protect your Apple iPhone 4s from drops, bumps and scratches.

ThinkGeek sells it for $70.  Just note that you’ll need one AAA battery to power the setup.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."