Meet the Profoto Connect, a minimal button-free remote trigger that packs an unusual amount of power into a uniquely compact package.

The Profoto Connect has just three onboard settings that are controlled with a twist of the puck-shaped device: auto, manual and off.

Auto is effectively a TTL flash photography mode that will automatically detect the correct flash exposure needed for the scene when the shutter is pressed. For times when you need a little more control over the scene, simply turn the dial to manual and pair the Profoto Connect to Profoto's iOS app via Bluetooth. Once connected, all of the settings can be entirely changed directly from the screen of your smartphone or tablet.

The device works with any Profoto AirTTL flash over the 2.4GHz frequency. It has an operational range between 330ft to 1000ft, features eight channels, has a 30-hour battery life and can be recharged via the onboard microUSB port.

Below is a short behind-the-scenes video of Chicago children's photographer [Audrey Woulard](, who normally works with natural light, taking the Profoto Connect and some Profoto lights for a spin.

The Profoto Connect is available for pre-order for Canon, Fujifilm, Nikon, Olympus and Sony camera systems for $299.