If the iPhone is the portable video camera for a new generation, then the Swivl is the dedicated film crew.
Fully automated and utilising motion-sensitive tracking technology, this sleek and sturdy mechanised base does just what the name suggest; with full 360º horizontal-rotation and +10º/-20º vertical movement.
Swivl works by tracking the ‘Marker’, a small lightweight sensor that can be clipped onto clothing or held in your hand, allowing the Swivl base unit to home in on your exact position. When you move, Swivl moves with you. The base unit itself securely holds your smartphone or, thanks to the included tripod mount, most action or pocket cameras weighing in under 170 grams.
The Swivl Marker also doubles as a iOS Digital Microphone allowing you to capture crystal clear audio no matter the noise going on around you.
With a sensor range of up to 10 metres, and an amazing iOS app to add amazing features to your masterpiece; you can Spielberg to your heart’s content or sleep safe in the knowledge that you've nailed the perfect presentation.
Audio and tracking compatible with iPhone 4 & 4S and iPod Touch (4th Gen)
Also compatible with iPhone 5, Android phones under 11mm deep and cameras using the tripod mount for tracking only
Designed for use without external cases
Swivl will work with most tripod mounted cameras under 175grams, (although you’ll lose some of the functionality)
Motion sensitive tracking - The base automatically follows the marker and you up to 33 feet (10 meters). It swivel’s 360 degrees horizontally and +10 / -20 degrees vertically when commanded from the Marker.
Tripod Compatible - In addition to iOS devices, it works with any tripod mountable pocket video camera, or point and shoot camera
Remote Control via iPhone
Multiple, flexible mounting options
iOS Digital Microphone - Capture high quality digital audio through a lossless wireless connection to the marker.
Sports and Standard Mode
iOS App Controlled - This App provides remote controls of video. Swivl can be customised for telepresence, monitoring, panoramics, time lapse and more.
iOS Digital Microphone - Capture the clear audio you want to hear through a lossless wireless connectino - even in noisy environments. iOS devices only (iPod, iPhone)
2 x AA Batteries
2 x AAA Batteries
USB cable - for firmware updates
Base requires 2x AA or an AC Adaptor - available as an accessory/li>
Wireless Marker requires 2x AAA batteries
The Base operates on 2x AA batteries and provides you with four hours of action capture. It also can be operated with a separate AC Adapter accessory, also available from Firebox.
Base measures approximately 14cm(W) x 3.8cm(D) x 10.5cm(H)
Remote measures approximately 5cm(W) x 2cm(D) x 6.4cm(H)
I've see these in use on YouTube, shay Carl is the spokes person for them and its a great tool for bloggers and presentations. Also great for Skype calls when wondering around and chatting. Also perfect for action shots when shooting a video. Great to see this product now becoming available to buy. Emmajo, Derby - 21st October 2012