Now, this is truly a breakthrough product. You don’t know that you want it but you will!
It won’t be for everyone but for those who need to film themselves and don’t have a pair of extra hands, this is a handy tool.
First, you dock your iPhone into the Swivl mount, then pop the wireless marker into your pocket. Then, no matter where you go, the Swivl will pivot 360 degrees on its lazy-susan style base and track you in order to keep you within frame.
The wireless market also acts as a wireless microphone, so if you hang it around your neck it will capture your voice and people close to you.
Why would you want to do this? Well the Swivl video (below) does a pretty good job of selling the idea for how it can be used in everyday life:
- film yourself while you move around the room during a FaceTime video conferencing session
- film you and the kids playing around
- film yourself giving a lecture while you move between whiteboard and desk
- solo filmmakers can shoot tracking scenes without a cameraman
There is also an iPhone App that allows you to remote control the device, such as remote start/stop, and the Swivl unit can be mounted on most standard tripods.
If you don’t have an iPhone, there are adapters to support other types of devices, such as the Flip.
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