Eye in the Sky — IPEVO Ziggi HD Plus Review

Eye in the Sky — IPEVO Ziggi HD Plus Review

Document cameras are big business in the education field. With technology moving swiftly away from overhead projectors, teachers need something that works the first time, every time.

IPEVO’s Ziggi HD Plus is an affordable document camera that’s bang for the buck — it’s got so much bang for the buck, you might be tempted to buy two.

The Hardware
Weighing in at one-pound and 10 ounces, thanks to its dense base that keeps it planted on a flat surface, the Ziggi HD Plus’ small but solid footprint keeps its rail-thin boom steady without forcing you to push everything else off your desk or table. The boom bends easily at its three joints, and the lens reaches a height of 15 inches at its tallest.

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The Ziggi HD Plus has an 8.0-megapixel camera with a Sony CMOS sensor. At full-HD (1080p), the camera displays items on your screen at 30 frames per second. At its highest resolution (2448p), it slows down to 15 FPS, which means fast moving objects will streak across your screen.

The lens can be rotated left, right, and upside down. You can also raise the boom to position it to your eye level if you want to blog or broadcast. I was able to use it in Skype, and the document camera’s microphone can be used for voice communications.

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