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Just another shameless review, Meeting Owl!

Meeting Owl – the technology of meeting systems for rooms is expanding. I recently had a chance to add a Meeting Owl to my office. The Meeting Owl is a 360-degree camera that sitting on a table can show everyone at the table when personal speaks the Owl shifts to the directional microphone and additionally shifts to the directional camera to show the face of the speaker. This was something new ten years ago, but now several systems can do this.

The Owl is small, roughly 12 inches tall, and at its base around 5 inches in diameter. So it will fit on virtually any desk or table. I have it on my office desk, but I have also used it in my extra downstairs room for conversations and meetings. Using a portable projector, I am easily able to create a moving meeting experience anywhere I am.

Meeting Owl I tested it with:

Zoom, Teams, WebeX, BlueJeans, GOTOMEETING

Metting Owl also includes integration software with your phone or tablet. That allows you to see the meeting analytics (such as how long the meeting was, how many people participated, and so on). Meeting Owl is an extremely interesting tool.

  • The speaker is of high quality.
  • The Microsoft is both mom-and bi-directional. Lets you capture multiple people talking or focus on one person when only one person is speaking.
  • The camera is great, HD quality, and can show 360 degrees or an entire room.
  • Software is easy to use.
  • The device is easy to set up and plugs into any open USB port.
  •  It also acts as your computer speaker!

Overall my rating for the Metting Owl is 9 out of 10.

  • Do you ever attend online meetings or seminars?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you ever use video conferencing to connect family?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you have a video camera with your computer?

    • Yes
    • No
  • Do you have external speakers with your computer?

    • Yes
    • No

What do you think?

17 points
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Written by DocAndersen

I am a long time blogger and technology poster.I focus on what is possible, but I also try to see what is coming. In recent years I have been focused on sharing the memories of my family, as part of my Family History Project.

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  1. Q: Do you ever attend online meetings or seminars?
    Yes (3 votes) – 33%
    No (6 votes) – 67%
    Q: Do you ever use video conferencing to connect family?
    Yes (1 votes) – 11%
    No (8 votes) – 89%
    Q: Do you have a video camera with your computer?
    Yes (6 votes) – 67%
    No (3 votes) – 33%
    Q: Do you have external speakers with your computer?
    Yes (3 votes) – 33%
    No (6 votes) – 67%

  2. Nice little compact gadget. Unfortunately I would never use it. Actually I never even use skype as I am not a big actual talker face to face. I do not mind communicating by text or email but face to face I am no good at. Sounds weird but that is little old me…

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