Profoto has introduced a brand-new wireless trigger for Profoto AirTTL lights. This new compact trigger has a button-free design and it’s compatible with the Profoto app.
At first glance, the new Profoto Connect is a small and lightweight wireless trigger that can control the Profoto AirTTL lights either in manual or auto mode. The trigger has a three-way rotating switch on it, and the flash settings can be controlled on the manual mode via smart connectivity with the Profoto app. The auto mode allows shooting with automatic flash power. This tiny device comes with a rechargeable, built-in lithium polymer battery that lasts up to 30 hours.
Profoto Connect supports all major Profoto Air features, including the TTL and High-Speed Sync (HSS) modes. The device’s firmware can be upgraded via Bluetooth by using the Profoto app. However, the Profoto app is only available for iPhone 7 and newer models running on iOS 11 and later.
Profoto Connect is currently available for Canon, Nikon, Sony, Fujifilm, and Olympus cameras and compatible with most of the recent camera models. Unfortunately, Profoto didn’t introduce product variants that support Pentax, Hasselblad, Leica, Panasonic, or Phase One camera systems. You can check the detailed camera compatibility on the product page. The retail price of Profoto Connect is $299 USD.