A Silicone Strap Turns Your Phone's Camera Flash Into a Bedside Lamp

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Your smartphone’s camera flash doubles as a half-decent flashlight, but it’s incredibly bright and can be a little harsh on the eyes. Unless you strap this silicone Travelamp diffuser around your device, turning your smartphone’s camera’s flash into a soft bedside nightlight.

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Because it’s made of flexible silicone the Travelamp—available in both a lamp and lantern version—can be easily smooshed into a corner of a suitcase while you’re traveling. And it’s easy to install on most smartphones, and even easier to remove when you need to take a call. It will also sell for just $8 when available sometime in October, making it one of those impulse buys that could end up being an invaluable travel accessory.

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[Fred & Friends]

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I can see this encouraging people to leave the phone light on for longer than they otherwise might - resulting in very high operating temperatures and very low battery life.