The World's Most Portable and Affordable Teleprompter
It feels like yesterday that we introduced the Parrot Teleprompter to the world. Since then it has been received by videographers of all types with fanfare and accolades. Thanks to you Kickstarters we are now happy to introduce the Parrot Teleprompter 2. The worlds most portable and affordable teleprompter just got better!
New Teleprompter Features
The Parrot 2 has a 1cm wider body which allows it to work better with wider phones with up to 5.5in screens.
Mechanical Glass Clips
One of the problems we had with the original Parrot Teleprompter is that sometimes the glue would get weakened, and the glass would fall out. The new Parrot Teleprompter has mechanical clips to hold the glass so it won't ever fall out.
Improved Phone Grip
We used a different material for the phone clamp grip so it still holds our phone in place, but now it's easy to get your phone back out when you need to.
Sliding Front Cover
Lets face it the cover was a pain to use on the original Parrot Teleprompter. The new cover slides on and of effortlessly. Best of all it's made out of a more rugged material so it won't scratch as easily.
The new mounting system utilizes a positive lock on the slides so all you need to do is slide the adapters on and off as needed. This cuts setup time to mere seconds!
The new Parrot Teleprompter is made with a higher quality plastic which helps to protect the teleprompter, and resist wear and tear. I think you'll agree it looks nicer too!
High-end Teleprompter Glass
This is what really makes a teleprompter work it's magic. We use only the best 30R/70T Teleprompter glass. It's like they say. "A teleprompter is only as good as it's glass."
All the Adapters
Gone are the days where you had to worry about which teleprompter size to order. Now all the most common adapters are included with each teleprompter.
The Parrot Teleprompter now comes with a Ø49mm, Ø52mm, Ø58mm, Ø55mm, Ø62mm, Ø67mm, Ø72mm, Ø77mm, and Ø82mm adapters.
We also carry adapters for less common filter threads such as Ø37mm, Ø40.4mm, Ø43mm and Ø47mm. These can be purchased separately, or from a third party supplier.
Are you wondering if the Parrot Teleprompter will work with you camera? Well, chances are that it's compatible! The Parrot Teleprompter will work with most Professional Camcorders, Consumer Camcorders, DSLR Cameras, SLR Cameras, and more. As long as your camera has filter threads then you have everything you need. There are even some third party filter adapters for special cases such as the one used with the GoPro above.
You probably wouldn't ever take a full size teleprompter with you on an on location news broadcast, but with the Parrot Teleprompter it's easy to throw it in your camera bag and have it ready to go wherever your videos take you.
The Parrot Teleprompter Remote
With the Parrot Teleprompter remote it's easy to control your teleprompter while you are using it. If you ask me this is a must! I find that the Parrot Teleprompter remote is a huge time saver, and it gives me the option to record on my own if I need to.
The remote pairs via Bluetooth, and when it's not in use it goes into standby mode to conserve battery. Simply pressing any button and waiting a few seconds will wake it back up.
The Free Parrot Teleprompter App
We have been working long and hard to bring your a premium teleprompter app for the Parrot Teleprompter. It started out a little rough along the edges, but it has improved a lot since the first version. We keep adding more features to the app making it better with each update!
From interviews to tops of the mountain inspirational videos our teleprompters have been used to make some pretty neat videos. We wish we could share the many great comments we get over email. He is just a sample of what they are saying.
Not only do we have the design finalized, but we also have the molds completed. That means we just need to raise the funds to purchase glass in bulk quantities and initiate the production run. Shortly after we will ship out units. We have set ourselves a conservative delivery goal to give us time to ship teleprompters around the globe. We are confident that we can deliver by September.
First of all I would like to express my gratitude to all of you who made this project possible. The Parrot Teleprompter would not even exist without the Kickstarter community. That is why we wanted to extend to our backers the opportunity to get the new and improved version before the rest of the world does! In turn we are offering the Parrot 2 at a discount to our backers. The funds will allow us to purchase the expensive teleprompter glass along with other materials in bulk. That is how we are able to offer the Parrot Teleprompter at such a great price.
Finally there is something to be said about the Kickstarter community. Your feedback and support is what keeps us going. Thanks again!
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Risks and challenges
As a product designer with years of experience, I know that every project comes with some risk.
This is our second Parrot Teleprompter project, so we have a good understanding of the risks associated with this project. Still, each project has its own unique challenges which may lead to unexpected delays. We've taken every step possible to mitigate potential issues.
With that said we successfully shipped on time with our first project, and we are committed to ship on time again! We are a lot further along this time too. We have the design finalized, and we even have our molds completed, which means you shouldn't have to wait too long to receive your reward.
We will also provide detailed and timely project updates to keep backers advised, informed, educated and at times entertained.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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