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MacRumors
Nov 9, 2011, 03:45 PM
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The Swivl is an iPhone dock (http://techcrunch.com/2011/11/09/meet-swivl-the-motion-tracking-iphone-dock-that-always-keeps-you-on-camera/) that uses motion tracking to swivel the phone -- and thus the front-facing camera -- to follow your every move, both horizontally and vertically. It also comes with a wireless remote to control the camera and start-and-stop recording, useful for video-bloggers.

The Swivl can be used for a number of different tasks. Need a video of you skateboarding but have no cameraman? Or sick of holding the phone up to make FaceTime calls? The Swivl is for you:

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Even better, the Swivl doesn't just work with the iPhone -- it works with any tripod mountable video camera.

The Swivl is available for pre-order (http://www.swivl.com/reserve/) for $159.99, and is set to launch early next year.

Article Link: Motion Tracking iPhone Dock Keeps Video On-Point (http://www.macrumors.com/2011/11/09/motion-tracking-iphone-dock-keeps-video-calls-on-point/)



Dragonforce
Nov 9, 2011, 03:49 PM
I'd buy that.

Seriously.

Stang68
Nov 9, 2011, 03:54 PM
The Galaxy Nexus does this out of the box...just saying.

:)

Battlefield Fan
Nov 9, 2011, 03:54 PM
This will be great for those who don't have any friends...

cvaldes
Nov 9, 2011, 04:14 PM
I think this will be a very popular item in Van Nuys, CA.

;)

MaxReviewsTech
Nov 9, 2011, 04:15 PM
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Is that a lawsuit I smell? Isn't this the exact same technology that shaycarl has been trying to promote for that one company for about a year?

clydefamous
Nov 9, 2011, 04:15 PM
Ya know, the simplest ideas are really the best.

likemyorbs
Nov 9, 2011, 04:29 PM
The Galaxy Nexus does this out of the box...just saying.

:)

What are you even talking about?

fenderbass146
Nov 9, 2011, 04:36 PM
What are you even talking about?

It may be digital tracking with zoom but there is no way it just moves by itself. Does it hover. Come on man

b11051973
Nov 9, 2011, 04:40 PM
Very cool. Wouldn't spend $160 on it though.

marksman
Nov 9, 2011, 04:51 PM
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The Galaxy Nexus does this out of the box...just saying.

:)

Lol wut

baryon
Nov 9, 2011, 04:53 PM
The Galaxy Nexus does this out of the box...just saying.

:)

And so does the cameraman I just hired. Out of the box!

JTToft
Nov 9, 2011, 05:42 PM
Cute idea, but no thanks.
Why did they make the iPhone too thick in that last rendered shot?

firewood
Nov 9, 2011, 05:56 PM
Is that a lawsuit I smell?

Only if someone has a granted patent on the technology. Or the artwork or the source code running it was stolen or something.

Otherwise, copying product ideas is completely free.

TiZon
Nov 9, 2011, 05:59 PM
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Is that a lawsuit I smell? Isn't this the exact same technology that shaycarl has been trying to promote for that one company for about a year?

Same people, they changed the name, but shaycarl is still involved ;)

kockgunner
Nov 9, 2011, 06:00 PM
And so does the cameraman I just hired. Out of the box!

Don't forget to put airholes!

This is great for those Youtube comedians who usually shoot videos themselves. This would prevent the need for calling a friend over just to move a camera.

Menopause
Nov 9, 2011, 07:03 PM
The Galaxy Nexus does this out of the box...just saying.

:)

You have no crapping clue what you're talking about, do you son ?

wrinkster22
Nov 9, 2011, 07:12 PM
The Galaxy Nexus does this out of the box...just saying.

:)

Are you telling me the nexus has a built in motor so that you can set the phone down the motor points out an spins the phone? :confused: :roll eyes:

coder12
Nov 9, 2011, 07:58 PM
I can see this being very useful in an educational setting!

fretdevil
Nov 9, 2011, 09:38 PM
Her name is Leah! (Girlfriend)
:cool:

bketchum
Nov 9, 2011, 11:52 PM
The Galaxy Nexus does this out of the box...just saying.

:)

It seems some people don't appreciate your humor. I voted you up.

powers74
Nov 10, 2011, 07:20 AM
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Tired of badly cropped home pornos? This little gadget might be just what you need.

elhungarian
Nov 10, 2011, 08:58 AM
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Too bad you have to have the little target remote dot thing visible or on you the whole time. Kinda cheesy too. Jerky etc.

jayducharme
Nov 10, 2011, 10:21 AM
[SIZE=1]Too bad you have to have the little target remote dot thing visible or on you the whole time. Kinda cheesy too. Jerky etc.

Yeah. I wish there was a way for the device (through the dock connector) to actually sense what was in the frame, a la iPhoto's face detection. Or maybe an IR sensor could detect movement. But it seems silly to have a separate (ugly) gadget to wear. The company probably went that route because that made it easy for any mobile device to work with it.

carmenodie
Nov 10, 2011, 10:27 AM
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That Galaxy troll is just upset that Adobe has killed off mobile flash so he is muttering inane sh** during this Fandroid grieving period. Poor,poor lost soul.

kinderdm
Nov 10, 2011, 10:34 AM
I would buy this if it were cheaper but I don't quite think its worth the price. I know that's probably what it costs to make but I buy based not on what it costs the seller but its value to me and I think thats maybe about $50. I do wonder though how it would react if the base is on a moving object as well, will it still be able to track very well? I'm thinking so. Also is the target you wear waterproof?