news 4 months ago

This tiny robot follows you around with your smartphone camera while you video chat

BGR — Maren Estrada

If you want to take your video conferences, chats, lectures, or even YouTube videos to the next level, there’s a little gadget that you definitely have to check out. It’s called the Swivl C Series SW3322-C1 Robot, and it’s unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Place your smartphone or tablet in the Swivl robot and fire up a video call just like you normally would. Instead of having to sit stationary during the call though, you can move around as much as you want and the Swivl will follow you around automatically! Here’s a video of the Swivl robot in action:

It’s awesome, and it’s available right now on Amazon. Here are the bullet points from the product page:

  • CLASSROOM AUDIO – Connect up to 5 Markers (microphones) to the Swivl base for recording or streaming high quality, multi-channel audio. You can also project the audio via connected speakers or do live audio observation in the classroom.
  • CAPTURE VIDEO – Swivl rotates to follow you automatically. At the same time the connected mobile device records video so you are always in frame. Great for classroom video observations.
  • SOFTWARE – Designed with Swivl cloud for seamless uploading, sharing, and collaborating around video. Use the Swivl+ mobile app, desktop app, or web browser for Multi-Camera video recording. For iOS, Android, Chromebook, Mac, and Windows.
  • INCLUDES – Swivl C Series base, primary marker, carrying case, lanyard + clip, iOS and Android cables, USB charger + cable, and 30-day free Pro Plus trial. Buy additional Markers to make upgrade to a C3 or C5.

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