Yes, you’ll look absolutely stupid wearing your smartphone with the front camera running around your neck. It is, however, a legitimate way of letting you record whatever’s in front of you at any given time, making the Edelkrone Povie a handy tool for those (rare?) times the need to do just that comes up.
Aimed at internet video content creators, the accessory lets you mount a smartphone right under your neck, allowing you to shoot POV videos hands-free. Even better, it comes with adjustable angles, so you can use it to film interviews (with the camera focused on your subject), Nerd Block unboxings (tilt it down to face the table), and any other POV-style video content. Heck, they even came up with a potential professional use for the darn thing, as you can wear it around your neck to show co-workers whatever it is you’re working on in real-time, potentially making it functional for collaborative projects.
The Edelkrone Povie is, basically, a neckband with a magnetic plate in front. Since most phone backings aren’t cut in stainless steel, it also includes a metal plate with adhesive backing that you can place on the back of your phone (or the case), so it can quickly snap on and off the mount. When you’re done using it for POV videos, the whole thing can be set down on the table to serve as a very stable smartphone stand. It measures 7.9 x 5.7 x 3 inches (l x w x h) and weighs half a pound.
Available now, the Edelkrone Povie is priced at $49.99.