Nova Flash

Sure, your iPhone 5S’ True Tone flash takes pretty solid close-ups in poor lighting conditions, but you need something a bit more powerful when the subject is far or it’s too dark out – like Nova. This slim wireless flash links to your iOS or Android device via Bluetooth to sync up and illuminate right when it’s needed, throwing light on your subject from an angle of your choosing rather than from right beside the lens to produce softer, more natural-looking photos. It’s about the size of a credit card (albeit a little thicker) for no-excuses portability, is equipped with 40 points of light mounted behind a white diffuser, and is a breeze to set up and use in conjunction with Nova’s camera app.

Pick one up at BiteMyApple – $60