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Veeo: Bringing back eye-to-eye communication online @ CES 2024

Veeo transparent screen for meetingsVeeo, a display product company, has introduced a transparent OLED display designed to enhance the experience of remote online meetings. The company’s primary goal is to enable eye-to-eye contact during these meetings, replicating the trust-building experience of face-to-face interactions.

Transparent OLED display for online meetings

The product utilizes a camera positioned behind the transparent OLED display. This setup creates the effect of a clear glass, aligning all participants along the center axis and allowing them to view each other through the screen. The camera is strategically placed at eye level behind the display, ensuring participants do not have to look down. The height of the display can be adjusted, but the camera is located at the center point of the screen.

The camera can achieve 1080p resolution, with 4K also possible but not necessary. Its specialty lies in its ability to see through the transparent display and eliminate distortion, reflection, and interference. The monitor has a pixel density that limits the resolution. The 30-inch display is currently 720p, as some real estate needs to remain transparent. The transparency of the display is around 40%.

Veeo offers two screen sizes – 30-inch and 55-inch – which are currently only prototypes. The company showcased the product at a media event and plans to start shipping in the summer. The camera has a field of view of approximately 80 degrees, capturing a reasonable angle for meetings.

Software to improve the experience

The product includes software that works with various online video meeting platforms, including Zoom. Veeo also offers special software that allows participants to use a transparent shared whiteboard, where each person has their own section of the screen, but the text orientation is correct for each individual.

In addition, users can import content, such as videos and PowerPoint presentations, to the cloud server. This content can then be accessed and displayed dynamically during the presentation. This feature can be compared to a video switcher, where the next video or PowerPoint slide is queued up and can be easily accessed and displayed with a push of a button.

One notable feature of Veeo’s product is its versatility in sharing content. Users can choose whether to share the content with the audience or keep it for themselves, using it as a teleprompter. This flexibility allows presenters to tailor their presentations to their specific needs and preferences.

Conclusion: An easy way to maintain eye contact online

In terms of pricing, Veeo offers a fully enclosed version of the 30-inch display for $2,500, while the see-through version, suitable for open office environments, costs around $3,000. The 55-inch display is primarily targeted for conference rooms and comes with collaborative software to enable participants to work together and view shared digital content. The pricing for the 55-inch display is not mentioned.

In conclusion, Veeo’s transparent OLED display for online meetings aims to enhance the remote meeting experience by enabling eye-to-eye contact and providing collaborative features. While the pricing and availability of the product are mentioned, more details about its capabilities and potential impact on online meetings would be beneficial.

Interview by Don Baine, The Gadget Professor.

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Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra adds high quality video live streams @ CES 2023

Razer Kiyo Pro UltraThe world lives on the internet today, even more so than even just a few years ago. Many types of work have moved from living in an office to working from home or on a hybrid schedule. Gamers spend their time playing games and sharing that gameplay with friends, family, and subscribers on services like Twitch. Even teachers have begun creating content for platforms like YouTube and Rumble showing off their skills. All of this requires a couple of things, but most importantly a solid-quality camera, and the new Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra is designed to improve all of these environments.

What is the Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra?

The Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra is the latest entry in Razer’s line of high-end webcams. Don’t think of these as a standard webcam, however, as they are designed not just for use on Teams and Slack calls (though they certainly can be) but are also high enough quality to be used by content creators. This is because the whole line places a focus on video quality.

The Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra offers an adjustable resolution of up to 4K Ultra HD. While this is not the first 4K webcam, it separates itself from the crowd in several important ways. Most importantly, the camera is capable of producing not just a 4K video resolution, but it’s able to produce full uncompressed 4K video at 24 FPS. The uncompressed video is a benefit because it gives your streaming system the ability to process the video in the way that it needs without having a quality drop ahead of your software.

A virtual director included

If you’re looking for your camera to do a lot of the camera work for you, then the Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra offers a collection of features to make your recording and streaming process easier. You can use the camera as a virtual director, with automated zoom, pan, tilt, shutter speed, ISO settings, and a whole lot more. These settings come to light using the company’s Razer Synapse software, which gives you fine-grained control over your camera or allows you to allow the camera to do the work for you.

Imagine if you will that you’re a solo content producer. You’ve got a big product that you want to stream a live unboxing for, but you’ve only got a single camera. Your choices are either to have a single shot that’s too wide to get good detail of the product during the unboxing, or you can crop yourself out to get detail of the product. With the settings within Synapse, you can have it both ways, and more. You can have the camera’s focus and viewport shift to keep you properly centered in the frame, and the system will recognize when you place the product in the foreground that it should become the focus instead of you. This makes it possible to stream the event live without having a production team to oversee your broadcast.


The Razer Kiyo Pro Ultra is available for pre-order now for $299. To learn more about the product or to pre-order one for yourself, head over to the company’s website.

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j5create has a pair of new products for content creators @ CES 2021

j5create content creator toolsOver the past year, a number of products that were previously thought to be pretty ubiquitous have come into high demand. Chief among those products have been products for content creation. This year, j5create has brought out a number of products that can be used in content creation, whether in your home, your studio, or your office.

The first product we were introduced to is the new JVCU360 360° All Around Webcam. This camera can be mounted to the ceiling or a table and allows for the streaming of a full 360-degree video. Once we get back into our offices, this would be perfect for a conference room table so that the people you are talking with remotely can see the whole table. It can also be used for podcasting, as the video can be streamed as-is, or the video can be cut into segments for different camera angles.

Next up is the JVA06 Dual HDMI Video Capture – a USB-powered HDMI streaming device. The box has a number of inputs and outputs, including 2 switchable HDMI inputs and an 1/8″ mic input, plus an HDMI and 1/8″ headphone/speaker output. There are also USB-C power and host ports. The box has video processing built-in, meaning that it can take processing load off of a computer. This is perfect for game streamers because it can do picture in picture as well as picture beside picture modes, plus chroma key – essentially everything that a standard game streamer uses on a regular basis.

The JVCU360 360° All Around Webcam is available for $109.99. The JVA06 Dual HDMI Video Capture is available for $239.99. To learn more about these products and the entire diverse line of products available, check out the j5create website.

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