Let’s face it, when you webcam or FaceTime with a friend or family member, you look at the screen where their faces are at, and they look at their screen. However due to the placement of the webcam, it is “impossible” to actually look them directly in the eye as you would in real life. Granted this isn’t exactly a big deal, but in case you actually want to have that eye-to-eye contact and you aren’t able to meet up in real life, a Kickstarter project for a device called the eTeleporter should help solve that problem! It is essentially a plastic housing for the iPad that uses mirrors cleverly angled that will allow you to look eye-to-eye at the person you are talking to.
eTeleporter is a project by Prompt Video’s Hernan Giraldo who is actually the Vice President of National Sales at Alcatel-Lucent. According to Giraldo, this project was made possible thanks to a hiring of someone with a PhD in optical sciences to help construct the device. It was not as easy to put together as you might think, not just sticking a bunch of mirrors into a case, as it requires a lot of planning and testing to make sure that it works as intended. The project is currently seeking funding of $100,000 and if you’d like to learn more or help get it funded, hit up its Kickstarter page for the details.