Less background. More light. Easy eye contact.
Traditional webcams are above the screen, so looking at someone and making eye contact at the same time isn’t possible.
The lighting and background are the same for both images. Only the camera has changed.
Available for preorder on Idiegogo InDemand.
Better communication for everyone
“With eye contact, it’s easier for me to help people in what can be very emotional situations.”SusanHealthcare
“When I can make eye contact in video presentations, my audience remembers more.”DavidSales
“People do better work when they care about their teammates. Eye contact helps them connect.”ChrisDevelopment
“Eye contact helps me have more natural conversations and pick up on visual cues when screening candidates.”HelenRecruiting
“Eye contact helps students focus longer, and retain more of what they hear.”JudithEducation
“Non-verbal communication is often more important than what you hear.”PaulPsychology
- Height: 3.96 in (100 mm)
- Width: .58 in (15 mm)
- Depth: 1.6 in (40 mm)
- Cable length: 2 ft (60 cm)
- Weight: .6 oz (20 g)
Lens type: Glass and Plastic
Built-in mic: Omni-directional
Diagonal field of view (dFoV): 65°
USB connectivity: USB-C plug-and-play, supports USB-A with third-party adapter not included
- Works with popular calling platforms
- Windows® 7 or later
- macOS® 10.10 or later
- 2 GB RAM or more needed for 1080p video streaming
- One USB 2.0 or USB 3.0 port
Does this work for all screen sizes?
The eye contact camera works with desktop screens up to 12mm (.5″) deep.
How is position adjusted for eye contact?
Simply adjust the video window size and position on your screen for the ideal camera eye line.
Does the camera require additional software?
The iConnect camera easily adjusts to most computer screens and does not require additional software. Just plug into your Mac or PC and connect using your favorite video calling apps.
Designed by a filmmaker
Ready for production
$125 retail price
For most of my career, I’ve been a video director. With video, it’s essential to capture nonverbal communication—it keeps us mentally and emotionally engaged in the story.
With the camera above the screen, however, there’s a disconnect for most visual communication cues. When you think you’re making eye contact, it appears you’re looking down. If you look into the camera, you seem to be making eye contact, but really your not seeing them at all. This makes the whole call feel unnatural. As your eyes roam from camera to person, it’s hard to focus, and you end up looking nervous and distracted. The experience was terrible, and I wanted to fix it.
The solution to maintaining focus and eye contact is simple: move the camera down to align with the person on screen. The challenge was making that idea a reality. Hundreds of prototypes, a year of testing, and one patent later, that solution is finally ready to share. Please support this campaign. It’s the easiest way to improve online communication.
Stacy Nimmo, founder of the iContact Camera