Pulse, a project currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, aims to bring wireless control to many Nikon and Canon DSLRs. The device consists of a wireless controller that attaches to a camera’s hot shoe and plugs into its USB port, connecting to Android and iOS smartphones over Bluetooth. Alpine Labs, the company behind Pulse, is looking for funding to bring Pulse into production.

Pulse offers a wireless range of up to 30.5m/100ft, and a variety of functions are offered through the mobile app including a remote trigger, shutter speed control, time-lapse, video recording, and exposure ramping, as well as a thumbnail-quality image preview. Due to Bluetooth Low Energy data limitations, live previews are not available.

Measuring  40 x 60 x 17.5mm/1.6 x 2.3 x 0.7in the device is small, and is compatible with more than 60 cameras - nearly all of which are Nikon and Canon DSLRs, with the exception of the Panasonic GH4. Sony cameras, unfortunately, are not compatible due to Sony's tethering restrictions. Pulse hopes to add support for other brands down the road. Up to three cameras with Pulse controllers can be operated at once from a single smartphone.

Alpine Labs is offering Pulse through its Kickstarter’s campaign at the discounted rate of $74; the expected retail price will be $99. Shipping to backers is estimated to start in April 2016 and will be available globally.

Via: Kickstarter