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New Wireless Camera Remote Now Available From Alpine Labs

Alpine Labs is giving photographers a pocket-sized solution to wireless control of cameras.

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New Wireless Camera Remote Now Available From Alpine Labs : Pulse

 

Back in 2015, Alpine Labs successfully funded a new wireless camera remote with the help of backers on Kickstarter and now, the company is giving all photographers the chance to purchase the device. 

Pulse is the name of the wireless remote and it can be mounted onto your camera's hotshoe and controlled via your mobile device through Bluetooth and a free mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The remote will last 24 hours before the battery needs recharging and unlike other remotes that use a camera’s trigger port, the USB connection allows you to wirelessly control full manual settings, time-­lapse and long exposure settings, start / stop  video, review images and histograms on your mobile device and boasts an operational range up to 100 ft. The remote can also control up to three pulse-equipped cameras at once. 

Available now, the Pulse wireless remote is priced at $99. 

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Comments

Ray12 Avatar
Ray12 10 154 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2016 7:19PM
Do they make them for all makes pf cameras?
NikitaMorris Avatar
3 Nov 2016 8:18AM
Compatible cameras are listed as:

Canon
1D C, 1DX, 1D Mark III, 1D Mark IV, 1Ds Mark III, D, 5Ds, 5Ds R, 5D Mark II, 5D Mark III, 6D, 7D,
7D Mark II, 30D, 40D, 50D, 60D, 70D,100D, 400D, 450D, 500D, 550D, 600D, 650D, 700D, 750D,
760D, 1000D, 1100D, 1200D, Rebel SL1, XS, XSi, XT, XTi, T1i, T2i, T3i, T3, T4i, T5, T5i, T6i, T6s
*Canon EOS M Series cameras do not support remote shooting functions and are NOT compatible*

Nikon
D1, Df, D1h, D1X, D2X, D3, D3s, D3X, D4, D4s, D40, D40X, D60, D90, D200, D300, D600, D610,
Bishlouk Avatar
4 Nov 2016 9:09AM
Being a Kickstarter backer on this project, here is my review of the Pulse product:

6 months delay on the project. On the beginning I backed it up to get the product for my birthday (in May). On the end I got it on end October. Not happy about that.

Yesterday I tested the Pulse for the first time:
- I thought it was hooked at the flash place for a reason (connectivity), but in fact not at all. The connectivity with the camera is through USB. So either you can't use
your flash with Pulse, or you need to let the Pulse hang on the side of the camera. As placing the Pulse on the flash spot has no connectivity reason, I think it would have been better to design the Pulse to be directly plugged into the side of the camera. Not happy about this design.
- While the HDR (and maybe timelapse... still need to test this feature in the future. But who does timelapse on a regular basis anyway ?) seems OK on first glance, I still need to dig further into this feature.
- I will use the Long Exposure on a regular basis, but no real "plus" compaired to my IR remote shutter control (especially for that price !!).
- And... no autofocus management ???? So, if I understand well, I need to manually set the focus on the camera, and then adjust ISO, shutter and exposure with the Pulse app ? What is this nonsense ??? This just makes the Pulse completely useless if you nevertheless need to manually set settings on the camera.

All in all, I am quite disappointed by the product itself and by the way Alpine Labs handled the Kickstarter campaign (communication, delays...). I feel all backers got fooled by a project that, on the end, doesn't deliver what was promised.
joseg459 Avatar
11 Nov 2016 11:57PM
Bishlouk- did we back the same campaign?

There were certainly delays which suck, but Alpine Labs did an one of the better jobs I've seen of communicating with backers. The updates were great and I was just annoyed it wasn't coming faster. Seemed worth it thought because Pulse is beautiful.

Also your other comments are a little strange. If you didn't buy it for HDR and time lapse (and other triggering features) then why did you buy it at all? Also they showed that it fits in the hot shoe in the Kickstarter video so why are you complaining about that? I wish they had delivered way sooner but all in all this is one of the best products i've ever gotten through Kickstarter. The packaging was pretty sweet too.
mkearns Avatar
12 Nov 2016 12:26AM
Mine arrived a few weeks ago, completely happy with it!
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