MiVue’s iPhone POV Mounting System Attempts To Replace The Need For a GoPro [CES 2012]



LAS VEGAS, CES 2012 — I hate having three different cameras to address various situations in life – iPhone for when I’m lazy, DSLR when I want to pretend I know how to take pretty pictures, and a GoPro for when I’m doing something adventurous. Thankfully it looks like I’m going to be able to discard at least one of those cameras from my bag now that the MiVue is in existence.

The MiVue is a wearable Point Of View iPhone camera-system that increases the viewing angle past 180 degrees so you don’t have to worry about whether or not your buddy’s triple-backflip was caught in the frame or not. Making its debut at CES 2012, the MiVue system comes with 3-water resistant skins that free users from the dread of splashes and rain puddles ruining their precious phone.

We’ve tested a few similar devices while we’ve been at CES, but the MiVue is the best iteration we’ve seen. The video quality on other POV systems usually looks distorted and pixelated, but he MiVue captures wide-angle video that maintains clarity throughout the frame. After the conception of the idea the MiVue creators spent over a year coming up with the perfect glass for the lens. Rather than going with a hard plastic to reduce the unit’s price they decided to use the same type of glass used on most DSLR camera lenses which ensures a long lasting quality build.

Even though he wasn’t ready to talk specs, Co-Founder Oscar Aguilera claimed that the viewing angle of the MiVue is about 10-15 degrees greater than GoPro. We don’t think the MiVue can completely replace the need for a GoPro, but it’s a serviceable alternative depending on the activity you plan to use it for. Units of the MiVue just went on sale for $79.95 — considerably cheaper than a $300 GoPro system — and if you already own an iPhone, that’s one less camera you need to carry around on your adventures.

8 responses to “MiVue’s iPhone POV Mounting System Attempts To Replace The Need For a GoPro [CES 2012]”

  1. Luis Dominguez says:

    I don’t think can replace a go pro camera by the looks of it.  The GoPro can be taken underwater, is shock resistant and dust proof.  his just looks like a snap on case that you strap to your chest.

  2. facebook-623312627 says:

    Is there an iPod Touch version also or is there one coming soon? The thing looks real nice but I (unfortunately) don’t own an iPhone…

  3. Mike Rathjen says:

    I am skeptical but curious about the water resistant skins. Need to see them closer.

  4. mrdrewstone says:

    so instead of a camera i will need to wear something from “Lasertag” from back in the day? im with Luis, stick with the GoPro, IMO

  5. imajoebob says:

    Does that bag have enough room to stow your dignity, too?

  6. Christian Henning says:

    This still wont replace the gopro what makes gopro so good is its size and fact that its made for fun in the water,air,land,snow its size and shape makes it easier to mount to a helmet or bike or board or car.. its very few and far between where you mount the gorpo to your chest… the iphone on my helmet would not work… trust me i LOVE my iphone and its my main digital camera for family and fun times but i work in extreme sports television and can promise you no rider would mount an iphone to their head.

  7. julie coleen says:

    All I have to say is, have you look at their video?
    WOW!!! I want a Miveu!
    This makes a Go Pro look SO expensive and old. Do u know how many things you can do with you iphone now on this days that a go pro camara can’t?
    Great job miveu!

  8. julie coleen says:

    Saw it in person today at CES and the miveu is amazing. It can be used for live streaming. can u live stream with a go pro and share ur videos on the spot? Miveu even won one of the best of the show awards, check: http://www.ilounge.com/index.p… ces does not give that award away to any avarage product.
    U do the math 300 bucks vs 80 bucks.
    I was a big fan of go pro until today. Now they need to step it up in order to get me back again.