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[Review] Cell Flash-cell phone camera flash

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24th February 2012, 07:21 PM   |  #1  
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I recently bought this item on impulse and now I'm regretting it. Here's why...

Lets start with the design/design quality:
The housing is a very poorly constructed plastic and the button is chromed plastic.
The functionality of the unit:
To turn it on, you have to hold the button. You might as well buy one of those keychain flashlights. At least with those, there's a switch.
The lighting is extremely dim and it emits a blueish light in your photos. (you'll need to get to at least 7 inches to have a decent amount of lighting).
The package contents:
Crapply made lanyard, warranty card, instructions, adhesive sticker, and the flash light unit.

Pros:
NONE! Its one of the crappiest accessories ever! If someone gifts this to you, you'll know that he/she really dislikes you.
Cons:
-Poor quality material.
-Poor quality construction.
-Poor lighting.
-Poor functionality.

Conclusion:
If you really need a light source for your Hero's camera, then you should really get a nice pen light such as the 4Sevens Preon. You'll get higher lumens and its far more versatile/portable than this crappy ViaTek Cell Flash. Plus, with the Preon, you'll get a correct white balance.
There's a reason why this item was premiered on "As Seen on TV". Most, if not all of the products there are garbage and a waste of resources.

Btw, the pictures of the package and the unit were taken from a Sony MHS-FS3. The pic of the $20 were taken by the Hero. No images have been Photoshopped.

Here's some pics (click images for larger pictures):


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24th February 2012, 09:18 PM   |  #2  
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Thanks for taking the time to post a review!
25th February 2012, 04:19 AM   |  #3  
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No prob. Always glad to help the community even if it means money out of my pocket.
26th February 2012, 11:05 AM   |  #4  
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Thanks man,you stoped me to buy this
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