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12 April 2017
Alpine Labs has launched a kickstarter campaign for Spark, which the company said is "the most compact, adaptable and affordable camera remote ever designed."
The compact remote offers three shooting modes:
- Infrared trigger with a range of 30 feet
- Wired trigger from the camera's trigger port
- Wireless trigger from an Android or iOS device
Shutter modes include immediate release, bulb mode and timelapse options.
"Spark adapts to whatever situation you are shooting in and the three control modes are what make that possible. It's kind of like the Swiss Army knife of triggers," Greg Horvath, Alpine Labs CEO, said.
With a Bluetooth Low Energy connection that can provide power for 2,000 hours of continuous use from a replaceable coin battery, Spark can control a wide variety of dSLR and mirrorless cameras. See the full compatibility list.
Kickstarter backers can get the $59 Spark for $39 during the first 24 hours of the campaign or $44 after. The company said it expects to ship Spark in August.
Alpine Labs Launches Spark
The World's Most Adaptable Camera Remote
BOULDER, Colo. -- Alpine Labs, a leader in next generation camera accessories, is pleased to announce the launch of Spark: the most compact, adaptable and affordable camera remote ever designed. Currently available at a pre-sale discount on Kickstarter, Spark is the easiest way to upgrade your favorite dSLR and Mirrorless cameras for capturing the world around you.
Spark is designed with three distinct shooting modes for unrivaled versatility. The ultracompact unit can be used as a quick infrared trigger from 30 feet away, as a wired trigger via a camera's trigger port or as a more powerful app based camera controller (iOS & Android). The user decides which mode best fits their creative needs and then deploys Spark to either capture a quick selfie, shoot a long-exposure in manual bulb mode or to set a timelapse via their favorite smartphone or tablet. "Spark adapts to whatever situation you are shooting in and the three control modes are what make that possible. It's kind of like the Swiss Army knife of triggers," commented Greg Horvath, Alpine Labs CEO.
A Bluetooth Low Energy connection allows for dependability when using Spark's intuitive mobile app and Spark can last for an incredible 2,000 hours of continuous use on the same replaceable coin cell battery. Also, with the ability to control a wide variety of dSLR and mirrorless bodies, Spark opens the world of wireless camera control for users of Sony, Fujifilm, Hasselblad, Pentax, Olympus, Canon, Nikon and more.
In 2015 Alpine Labs unveiled its first camera remote -- Pulse -- which resulted in a viral campaign that netted more than 1MM+ crowdfunding. Returning to Kickstarter for the first time since the release of Pulse, Alpine Labs is thrilled to bring their latest innovation and camera remote technology to the Kickstarter community via Spark. Commenting on the relationship with Kickstarter, Horvath continued, "We were born on Kickstarter and love being a part of a community where creative projects can grow. The support of backers has allowed us to keep chasing our own ideas and after launching four products on Kickstarter we have a history of transparency and execution."
Even at a MSRP of $59, Spark is by far the most affordable way to upgrade your camera. However, backers on Kickstarter can receive a Spark unit for an early bird discount of $39 during the first 24 hours of the campaign and then $44 for the remainder of its time on the popular crowdfunding site.
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