Swivl is an unprecedented video device that allows you to capture your movements on your mobile device, hands free. Holding your iPhone, iPod Touch, Flip or GoPro, it can follow both horizontally and vertically to keep you in the frame, using a sensor marker. Swivl can hold iPhones, iPod Touches, Android phones under 11mm in thickness and is tripod compatible for mountable pocket cameras like Flip and GoPro. The video controls via marker are compatible with iPhone 4, 4s and 4th Gen iPod Touch. Apple devices can be charged while in Swivl.
Web site: http://www.swivl.com
Product video: http://vimeo.com/31713891
Availability: North America in early 2012
Price: $159.99 (est.)
Swivl is a one of kind gadget that turns you into your own smartphone based camera crew. Place your phone or mobile camera like a Flip into the Swivl docking station and put the “green dot” on your body.
The Swivl base detects the dot sensor and swivels and tilts your camera to follow you around. Use it to film your own video blogs, to talk on Skype while tidying the bedroom, to film the kids at play. The company spokesperson, a unique life vlogger, Shay Carl, has a knack for bringing out the vote, but the judges thought the products was clearly a one of a kind, too.
What we like: unique product,
What we don’t like: the green dot, don’t know the range