Travelamp turns your smartphone into a nightlight

4 pictures

Travelamp is a silicone mold which diffuses the light from the flash on your smartphone's camera

View gallery - 4 images

In exceptional circumstances, the camera flash on a typical smartphone is bright enough to double up as a flashlight. With the addition of Travelamp, your smartphone can use this bright light as an impromptu bedside lamp or nightlight.

Travelamp, as designed by Sebastiano Tosi and Mattia Fossati, is a small copy of a lamp or lantern as molded out of durable silicone. A simple strap means Travelamp can be attached to your smartphone so that it's positioned over the camera flash. Thus the light is diffused upwards and outwards.

The device measures 2.1 x 2.3 x 3.7 inches (5.3 x 5.9 x 9.3 cm), and fits "most small- to mid-sized smartphones." This makes Travelamp perfect for travelers who need a small, simple lamp ... as long as they have a means of charging their phone frequently, that is, as using a smartphone camera flash in this way will drain a battery quickly.

Travelamp isn't available until October, but can be pre-ordered now for US$8.

View gallery - 4 images
Show 2 comments

Recommended for you

Latest in Outdoors

Editors Choice

See the stories that matter in your inbox every morning