With election season in full swing and speeches dropping on what feels like every TV channel and website, the 'Parrot 2' is offering an affordable way for prosumers to get the feel of a perfectly rehearsed oration. The Parrot 2 is a hardware and software combo that connects to most smartphones, turning them into professional teleprompters for video blogs, news segments, or documentary footage.
In terms of hardware, the Parrot 2 uses professional teleprompter glass and a portable, polycarbonate shade cover to reflect scripts directly in front of the camera's lens. The miniature teleprompter hooks firmly onto most smartphones on the market today, and the entire contraption attaches easily to a tripod. Consumers can also download the Parrot teleprompter app to roll their lines, and they have the option of connecting the app to the Parrot remote control so that they can scroll the lines themselves.