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HELLO: Video Conferencing Made Smart

On this week’s ‘Crowdfunding Campaign Of The Week’, we feature HELLO, a Smart device which redefines the limits of video conference. HELLO is a cross platform voice controlled device which allows you to screen mirror, group video conference through your TV, live broadcast, and it also doubles up as a Smart security camera.

Image Credit: HELLO
Image Credit: HELLO

The problem with most corporate or high-end video conferencing device is this, its price, video quality, restrictive features and high complexity. HELLO is a plug-and-play device which requires no less than 5 minutes to set up, and accessing its application on your device is a breeze.

HELLO’s set up is easy and can be completed in three steps:

  1. Mount it securely on your TV. As it is in-built with a gyroscope, you can mount HELLO anywhere on the TV and it will always know which is right side up.
  2. Fire it up by connecting its power and HDMI cable.
  3. Download its companion mobile application on your mobile device. Have HELLO scan the QR code generated from the application and get linked!
Image Credit: HELLO
Image Credit: HELLO

With an active Internet connection, you will be able to access HELLO, anytime and anywhere. Users are able to choose between accessing HELLO via the Solaborate application, or through its website. All of HELLO’s settings can be changed or accessed through the application.

Poor sound and video quality are commonly experienced with video conferencing. Issues of which HELLO wants to solve. In-built to this small device is 4 array voice focusing capable microphones, a 4K video sensor for clear video and a quad-core processor to ensure minimal lags.

Image Credit: HELLO
Image Credit: HELLO

Technical Specifications

Resolution: 4K Big pixel video sensor

Processor: Quad Core ARM

Lens: 130° Wide angle + tilt

Compatibility: Android, Windows, Web, iOS, Mac OS and TVs

Wireless Connectivity: Bluetooth and Wi-Fi

Ports: Ethernet and USB

Easy on the pocket, without the fancy equipment, excessive cables and complex setups, HELLO seems like a real contender for both the office and home. Additionally, HELLO can double up as a security camera for your home as it can be remotely controlled. Pretty neat huh?

HELLO allows users to join or start a video conference easily. Image Credit: HELLO
HELLO allows users to join or start a video conference easily. Image Credit: HELLO

Availability and Price

Although HELLO has just started its Kickstarter campaign, it has already been fully funded with most of the super early bird pledges snapped up. It’s next early bird pledge is priced at SG$230 (US$169), this pledge includes 1 HELLO device and an unlimited lifetime membership. International shipping is at an additional flat rate of SG$14 (US$10). Choose between two colours, Satin Black or Metallic Silver. All orders for HELLO look to be fulfilled by December later this year.

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