Foldio 2 is a portable lightbox that you can easily bring around for product shots. It can be easily folded and assembled using it’s simple magnetic structure.
Foldio 2 was successfully funded on Kickstarter on the 17th January 2015 after raising US$541,991 out of their initial goal of US$50,000 from 6,729 backers.
I was one of the early backers and I paid US$55 (S$74) for the Foldio 2 set. International shipping is an additional US$19 (S$26) via DHL express.
The initial delivery date is in March 2015 but like most Kickstarter projects, there will be delay and hence I got it about 2 months later on the 21st May 2015.
Each Foldio 2 set comes with dual LED light strips (with dimmer), four backdrops (green, black, grey and white), carrying bag and international power adapter kit. Each LED light strips contains 27 LED chips.
I ordered two separate diffusers for US$3 (S$4) each for the Foldio 2 but unfortunately it didn’t come with the package (I guess it is a separate shipment).
Foldio is in it’s second generation and hence the name Foldio 2. I didn’t back the first Foldio. Foldio 2 is bigger (200% increase in volume size) and brighter (dual LED light strips).
Despite Foldio 2 is 200% bigger than Foldio, I still find it too small.
There are four backdrops being included, green, black, grey and white. The green, black and grey backdrops are made of felt whereas the white backdrop is just a thicker piece of paper. Because of that, the fold line on the white backdrop is more visible than the rest. I might get y own white cloth and use that instead.