If you’re looking into trying out off-camera LED flashes or LED lights for your compact camera, you might want to check out the new FlashQ Q20II. Hong Kong-based LightPix Labs has upgraded the Q20II and the included T2 Trigger with USB charging capabilities.
The Q20II carries pretty much the same features, with the main update being the option to charge it via USB through standard USB power sources like a computer or USB adapter. All you need is to put rechargable Ni-MH batteries in the body and you’re set.
As for the T2 Trigger, it can also now be charged via USB and comes with a built-in rechargable Li-ion battery that can be fully charged in 1.5 hours. Before this, the earlier version called FlashQ was powered by a CR2302 coin battery with 180 days standby time.
For those who are just hearing about the FlashQ products, the system was first developed four years ago with just the wireless radio flash trigger. Around a year later came the FlashQ Q20, a full-featured GN20 flash with radio control, LED lighting, a flash head tilting up to 90°, and a built-in gel holder. The Q20, which also used the first version of the wireless flash trigger, was geared to make off-camera flash photography easier and portable for small compact cameras.
With the USB charging upgrade, the Q20II and T2 Trigger could be an interesting choice for photographers and vloggers looking for portable and reliably-powered devices to add to their arsenal. If you’re not quite sure if this is the LED flash you need, check out our FlashQ Q20 review to find out how this setup performs.
All images from LightPix Labs