I recently made a daring move away from using my DLSR in favour of my smartphone for ALL video content.
If you’ve read any of my recent blogs, you’ll know that I’m a big believer in capturing live moments and not forcing the story with too much pre-production.
It is super important to come across real and genuine, so you don’t alienate your audience (and yourself).
This is why I love the idea of the new POVIE smartphone holder by edelkrone.
[This is no way an endorsement of their product, if it’s rubbish, I’ll tell ya]
Basically, it’s a neck band that your phone attaches to, so you can share video of what’s happening right in front of you.
Not only is this perfect for live video streaming, but it’s also great for situations where you need to be hands free. If you vlog recipes, product reviews… basically anything, you’re going to want to check out one of these.
What’s in the box
Once you get over the eye-watering price of €44.99 + postage, the device is pretty well built.
The packaging screams of quality too, which is a nice touch!
It comes boxed with two adaptors, which I’ll come onto next. The device is solid and is one piece.
How it works
In the box, it comes with two circular metal discs with adhesive backing.
The idea is that you peel back the adhesive cover, stick the disc on the back of your smartphone or case.
The POVIE itself is magnetic, so it simply connects to the metal disc on your device.
Now, for those that are a little skeptical, the magnetic-ness of the POVIE is very powerful… you can feel it… you can move it around… you can tell its secure enough to hold your phone.
I’m using this with a brand new iPhone 7 Plus, so as you can imagine, I wouldn’t leave my phone on attached if I didn’t think it was secure.
I haven’t had a chance to fulyl test this yet, but I do have one concern – I placed the disc on the back of my phone so it was evenly placed on the POVIE (as pictured in their demo videos). However I found after some initial test clips, the camera isn’t centred enough. So if you reach out in front of you to draw or pick up something, your one arm looks bigger than the other. Not cool – is it just me?
I have since contacted edelkrone for some advice, but I haven’t heard back (yet)…
I’ll keep you posted!
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