updated 08:45 am EST, Tue January 16, 2007
Bodelin Eye 2 Eye
Bodelin today released the webcam accessory Eye 2 Eye, an attachment that hopes to address the frequent disconnect in video chats between the position of the camera and the chat window below, which often forces participants to look away from the participant and miss important non-verbal aspects of the conversation. The Eye 2 Eye relies on a two-way mirror that projects the video chat window at the level of the camera and keeps the viewer involved in the convesation. The mounting system is available both in versions for built-in webcams on notebooks as well as external models; the latter will even fit unconventionally-shaped cameras such as Apple's iSight, the company says. The Eye 2 Eye can also be used as a separate teleprompter through software to let podcasters properly focus on the camera while reading their scripts. Both models will ship on January 22nd for $99.