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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
 

MaxReviewsTech

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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?
 

marksman

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Stang68 said:
The Galaxy Nexus does this out of the box...just saying.

:)

Lol wut
 

TiZon

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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 ;)
 

powers74

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Tired of badly cropped home pornos? This little gadget might be just what you need.
 

elhungarian

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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

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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.


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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