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Other | June 23, 2013

Swivl at ISTE – Booth #9295

Swivl is attending the ISTE show this week. ISTE stands for the International Society for Technology in Education.  It is a membership organization for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in K–12 and teacher education.  The yearly ISTE show ...

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Other | May 22, 2013

Grishin Robotics Invests in Swivl

Grishin Robotics, a global investment company dedicated to supporting personal robotics, has made an investment of $500K in Swivl, the makers of the award winning personal cameraman robotic video device. The funds will be used accelerate the development of the second generation Swivl, as well as assist with the launch of Swivl'...

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Other | April 8, 2013

Weekly webinars

We're launching a weekly webinar series! Webinars will be intended for both existing and prospective customers of Swivl. We'll be using the webinars for a couple of things: Share popular or interesting use cases that we've learned about from our customers Provide tips and best practices for operation of the Swivl (and for usi...

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Other | February 12, 2013

Swivl + iPod Touch = Flipped Class

We just returned from the TCEA show in Austin Texas.  As usual at tradeshows, the Swivl drew a great crowd and response (something about shiny spinning robots gets peoples attention!). We were surprised and impressed by the amount of school districts that had a 1:1 initiative for iPad's.  It's clear this is major movement in ...

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Other | January 14, 2013

1,030 Backers!

Just a few moments ago, our Kickstarter campaign reached its conclusion. We ended up with 1030 backers and $157,782 in backer rewards. We are extremely pleased with this end result. It has exceeded our goals and given us a strong foundation to work from to realize the new Swivl. Our small team is incredibly appreciative of all ...

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Other | December 11, 2012

Introducing the new Swivl

We are pleased to announce the public debut of the new Swivl. The new Swivl is the second generation of our award winning product. Since the successful launch of the original Swivl early in 2012, we kept getting calls from customers asking when we'll be able to support iPad's, DSLR cameras, and Android devices. The new Swivl is ...

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Other | November 2, 2012

iPad Mini and iPhone 5 compatible

We've gotten lots of questions lately about the Swivl's compatibility with iPhone 5 and iPad Mini. So we thought we'd do a quick update on the subject. We got our first iPhone 5 a few weeks ago. After a few comments like "wow, that's light" and, "how can they make it so thin" comments, we were ready to focus. We hooked it up to...

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Other | September 13, 2012

iPhone 5

Like everyone else in the world, we were eagerly awaiting yesterday's big announcement about the iPhone 5.  The day finally came, and it came with a variety of good news for Swivl! The rumors of a change to the 30 pin connector were of particular interest leading up to the announcement. As you probably know, the Swivl uses the...

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Other | August 21, 2012

Back to school!

August is drawing to a close and the start of school is rapidly approaching. For Swivl, this will be the beginning of our first full school year since our launch. I guess you could say it's our freshman year! Education is ahead of the curve in understanding the power of video as a learning tool. Due to the interest our product ...

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Other | August 16, 2012

New Features – Full Auto Pan and Tilt

The next release of Swivl.app and Firmware is expected in just a few short days.  This release (Version 1.3) is particularly special because it includes an option that many of our users have been asking for, fully automatic tilt. Yes, that means that tracking (both tilt and pan) will be fully automatic and follow the Marker. (...

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