An iPad periscope for video calling.
You may not have thought that you needed one, but they've made it, anyway.
Let's take a look.
It's the prompt video iTOi.
Normally, when you do video calls using an iPad, just holding it in your hands, you basically get a view of your chin or up your own nose, which isn't all that pleasant.
When you slide drive out into the iTOi, however, it uses a series of mirrors inside to increase the distance between you
and the front-facing camera.
The result is that when you look at yourself in this thing, it seems like you're a little bit farther away than you actually are.
I can see it being very useful if you do a lot of video calls.
And if you're big into making your own YouTube kind of webcam stall videos, then this could get you a little bit of a better angle.
If you are into making your own videos, you'll be interested to know that the iTOi comes with a companion app that tones the iPad into a teleprompter so that you can look down this and then just read off the words as they appear.
It's coming out in the summer
I'm told you will also be able to buy two for $250.
It's a little bulky, and I'm not too fond of the gray color.
But I can see how it would be useful if you do a lot of video calling or if you like making your own YouTube videos.
I'm Luke Westaway for CNET, CES 2014.
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