360° Video Chat
Rimo allows the video caller on the other end of video to remotely control your phone's movement using their computer; giving them the power to change and move the camera angle for a 360 video conversation.
No Bluetooth, No IP address
The patented technology makes Rimo free of IP address and the Bluetooth connection. Even the least tech-savvy person knows how to use it.
Face Tracking Video*
With face tracking ability, you can record a video without worrying being out of frame. Plug and record; no Bluetooth setup.
* provided as a reward on Kickstarter
What is Rimo
Rimo is a smart phone mount that allows the person on the other end of a video call to remotely control the phone's movement. It is the only wireless device that uses patented technology to seamlessly connect your computer to Rimo without an IP address or password in a video chat, and connect your phone to Rimo without Bluetooth setup for video recording. It is simple to use. So simple even your parents can use it.
Rimo allows you to see more of the video conversation than one static shot. You no longer have to instruct the person on the other end of the video chat to move the phone to say anything or anyone. Now you have the control to see what YOU want to see when YOU want to see it. You can demonstrate features of a product, see the reactions of people at your meeting and share milestones with your friends and family.
How to use Rimo
Use keyboard - up/down/left/right keys, or trackpad, or mouse to click on the app to control Rimo remotely.
In short, the technology is similar to Li-Fi. Unlike Wi-Fi that utilizes radio wave, Li-Fi uses visible light to communicate; therefore, potentially every light bulb in your home can be used to transmit data wirelessly. Although the screen of a smartphone screen is not as bright as a light bulb, it can still transmit data to a nearby Rimo sensor effortlessly.
In a video chat, the Rimo app encodes the movement of your mouse and keyboard action in the video. The control signal is perfectly synchronized with the video, and then sent to the phone on the other end of the video chat. The Rimo optical system picks up the video and control signals and translates them into motor movement. Because the control signal is encoded in the video, there is no need to build an extra communication channel using the IP address of Rimo. Your smartphone is optically connected to Rimo; no Bluetooth connection is needed. Rimo is compatible with video chat software that have desktop or web versions, such as Skype, Kakaotalk, and Line, etc.
For video recording, the Rimo Cameraman app* analyzes each frame of the video and produces series of control signal for the optical system on Rimo. The optical system picks up the control signals and translates them into motor movement. Therefore, Rimo can follow your movement in a timely manner without any Bluetooth connection.
Rimo comes with an 850mAh rechargeable battery. The use time depends on how often one rotates Rimo during the video recording or a video chat; for normal usage, it lasts for 5 hours.
*provided as a Kickstarter reward.
Current Prototype Specs
• Rimo for iPhone 6, iPhone 6s, iPhone 7.
• Rimo app (Mac) for video chat. Compatible with Skype, Line, and KakaoTalk.
• 850mAh rechargeable battery.
Kickstarter Rimo Specs
• Rimo with adjustable holder for any popular phone.
• Rimo apps (Mac and Windows*) for video chat. Compatible with Skype, Line, KakaoTalk and other video chat apps that we are working on (Google hangout? WeChat? Vote your favorite video chat app on our Facebook page!)
• Rimo Cameraman app for video recording and live video with face-tracking capability.*
• 850mAh rechargeable battery (value subjected to change).
*provided as Kickstarter rewards.