Run your own backyard convention with the Parrot 2 smartphone teleprompter


In December of 2014, the original Parrot teleprompter launched on Kickstarter. It filled a niche in the filmmaking industry and, boosted by being selected as a Kickstarter staff pick, went on to earn more than $60,000 in pledges — over twice its goal. Now, Parrot is back on Kickstarter with the second version of its popular, portable teleprompter.

The first thing users will notice about the Parrot 2 is that it’s wider, although only by one centimeter. This seemingly small change allows it to fit today’s larger phones like the iPhone 6s Plus and Samsung Galaxy S7, or any phone with a screen size up to 5.5 inches. Overall size and weight has not been impacted enough to make the device less portable, which is its primary selling point.

The build quality has also been improved thanks to stronger polycarbonate materials that are scratch resistant. Mechanical clips now hold the glass sturdily in place, replacing the unreliable glue that was used previously. The phone grip has been redesigned with a different material, which still provides a solid grip but makes it easier to remove your phone.

Ease of use is the primary focus of the Parrot 2. The front cover now slides on and off, removing one of the frustrations about the original model. The lens mount is completely new, with adapters that slide into the back of the unit and are held in place with a positive lock. Parrot claims setup time has been reduced to “mere seconds” thanks to the new mount. Every unit will also now ship with a full set of adapters, supporting lenses all the way up to 82 millimeters in diameter.

As of this writing, the Parrot 2 currently stands at just under $5,000 raised of its $15,000 goal, with 34 days remaining in the Kickstarter campaign. Pledge tiers that include the Parrot 2 as an award start at $80, although this price point is limited to just 100 backers. Full retail price will be $100 when the product ships in September.

0 Comment

Leave a Reply

Captcha image


  • 5300c769af79e

    Kaspersky Anti-Virus (2017)

    Compare Similar ProductsCompare Bitdefender Antivirus Plus 2016 %displayPrice% McAfee AntiVirus Plus (2016) %displayPrice% Webroot SecureAnywhere AntiVirus (2016) %displayPrice% Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security 2016 %displayPrice% Avast Pro Antivirus 2016 %displayPrice% Daily Safety Check Home Edition %displayPrice% Emsisoft Anti-Malware 11.0 %displayPrice% ESET NOD32 Antivirus 9 %displayPrice% F-Secure Anti-Virus 2016 %displayPrice% Panda Antivirus Pro 2016 %displayPrice% Avast Free Antivirus 2016 %displayPrice% AVG AntiVirus Free (2016) %displayPrice% Panda Free Antivirus (2016) %displayPrice% A year of Kaspersky protection covers up to three PCs and lists for $59.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Wednesday Poll: Are You Buying the Watch Sport or Watch Style?

    We have two new smartwatches from LG hitting the market this week, the Watch Sport and Watch Style.38″ Circle POLED display with silicone band, while the Watch Style is a tad smaller, measuring in with a 1.
  • 5300c769af79e

    Report: Apple Acquires AI Startup Turi

    Citing multiple unnamed sources with knowledge of the deal, GeekWire on Friday said the deal will set Apple back $200 million.Formerly known as both GraphLab and Dato, Turi boasts a handful of toolkits, meant to "simplify development of machine learning models," according to the company's website.
  • 5300c769af79e

    HTC 10 Now Up for Pre-Order at Verizon for $100 Off

    As of this morning, Verizon has priced the HTC 10 at $22.To see the $100 discount I just referenced, you will need to sign-up for the 24 monthly payments ($547.