The Pivo at CES 2019 was one of the products I checked out while casually browsing the event of CES Unveiled. It stood out to me with its simplistic design and various applications. This included casual photo/video work and commerce options as well. This is a smart interactive pod for your mobile device. It's focused on photography improvement, but features various other extras. I'll get to that functionality later, I first want to go over the device. itself. The Pivo pod is a circular object with a vice type of topping to it. This aspect at the top is to obviously hold your phone.
It is 5cm (2 inches) in height with a mount height of 2.3cm (0.9 inches). The width is 6.3cm (2.5 inches) and it carries a weight of 140g (4.9 ounces). The battery is 500mAh, charged through a micro USB and it charges in one hour to stay charged for ten hours. There's also a remote which assists with controlling various options that are present due to the device. The pairing with your phone is through Bluetooth, which is fairly standard in these photography focused devices.
When it comes to functionality there are two follow modes present to make sure it keeps you in the focus. There's the ability for multi-livestreaming to all the popular options built natively into the app. There are nine quick create modes for really getting into whatever sort of shoot you want. There's 50/50 which is 50% still image and 50% animated clip.
You also have ManyMe which takes multiple photos of you to give a sense of progression within an area. You can also create a special moving timelapse. There are just a ton of options present and these were just some of them. There are also multiple add-ons such as support for a GoPro Mount, a turntable for 360 images, videos or gifs and finally a Lightbox to get proper display photos for ecommerce. It has a bit of everything and worked impressively while I was checking it out at the event. You can read more from CES at the hub link below.
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