Motion Tracking iPhone Dock Keeps Video On-Point

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    The Swivl is an iPhone dock 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:

    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 for $159.99, and is set to launch early next year.

    Article Link: Motion Tracking iPhone Dock Keeps Video On-Point
     
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    I'd buy that.

    Seriously.
     
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    The Galaxy Nexus does this out of the box...just saying.

    :)
     
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    This will be great for those who don't have any friends...
     
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    I think this will be a very popular item in Van Nuys, CA.

    ;)
     
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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?
     
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    Ya know, the simplest ideas are really the best.
     
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    What are you even talking about?
     
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    It may be digital tracking with zoom but there is no way it just moves by itself. Does it hover. Come on man
     
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    Very cool. Wouldn't spend $160 on it though.
     
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    Lol wut
     
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    And so does the cameraman I just hired. Out of the box!
     
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    Cute idea, but no thanks.
    Why did they make the iPhone too thick in that last rendered shot?
     
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    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.
     
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    Same people, they changed the name, but shaycarl is still involved ;)
     
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    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.
     
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    You have no crapping clue what you're talking about, do you son ?
     
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    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:
     
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    I can see this being very useful in an educational setting!
     
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    I have on e of these already...

    Her name is Leah! (Girlfriend)
    :cool:
     
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    It seems some people don't appreciate your humor. I voted you up.
     
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    Tired of badly cropped home pornos? This little gadget might be just what you need.
     
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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.
     
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    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.
     
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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.
     

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