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Turn your rear-facing camera into a front-facing one with Vainworks

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Turn your rear-facing camera into a front-facing one with Vainworks
Using smoke and mirrors, Vainwork takes the rear-facing camera on your smartphone and turns it into a front-facing one. One of the handsets displayed in the video below is the original Motorola DROID. Placing the device onto the Vainwork stand allows the mirror on the side to turn the DROID's camera into a front-facing camera and with the help of a third party app-Bingo! You have video chat.

Of course, this requires you to carry around the stand with you, but for those whose face turn green with envy everytime video chat is discussed, this is an intelligent solution. The Vainworks Stand costs $17.95 each or you can buy two of them for $25 with $5 shipping.

Not every smartphone with a camera on its back is a good candidate for using this product. The manufacture suggests that the camera be 1/2 inch or less from the side of the body of the phone for it to work in portrait mode. The camera needs to be 1/2 inch away from the top of the device to work in landscape mode. If the camera is 1/2 to 3/4 inch away from the phone's body, the Stand will be usable but some part of the camera might show up in the picture. If the camera is more than 3/4 inches from the phone's body, the Stand will not be useful.

To order the Vainwork Stand, or for more information, click on the source link.

source: Vainworks via AndroidGuys

Check to see if your handset is compatible with the Vainworks Stand

Check to see if your handset is compatible with the Vainworks Stand

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posted on 04 Jan 2011, 00:10

1. Tsychic (unregistered)


I suppose you never heard of iSeeYou(iSeeU). attatchable mirrors enableing 2G/3G/3GS iphones video chat.

posted on 04 Jan 2011, 05:02

2. ricking (Posts: 59; Member since: 10 Nov 2010)


THAT IS SO STUPID

posted on 04 Jan 2011, 11:14

3. Whateverman (Posts: 3187; Member since: 17 May 2009)


Good idea, but would be cool if were a little smaller.

posted on 04 Jan 2011, 11:18

4. skymitch89 (Posts: 1021; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


That is actually fairly cool. Must have taken him quite a while to figure out all the mirror placements to get it to actually work good.

posted on 05 Jan 2011, 00:21

5. anjahl (Posts: 7; Member since: 03 Oct 2010)


and the crowd goes wild!

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 21:01

6. zenman13 (Posts: 1; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


It is a nice device, but a portable front to back facing camera adaptor would be a big benefit to the thousands that have only front facing camera phones & Tablets, and it could be made adjustable and sold with an app that re-reverses any images or video that is mirrored.
now that would be a good buy.

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