Okay so you guys know that I’m such a huge fan of toys so this is pretty much the coolest thing ever! It’s a Barbie with a built-in video camera in her necklace. She can also double as a webcam when you plug her in with the USB cord to your computer. Surprisingly she’s only $50 which is pretty good considering normal webcam is usually more than that.
Here is what she looks like and a close up of the camera. The video quality is surprisingly pretty good for being so tiny! I got a lot of questions from youtube asking about the audio and it’s also pretty clear. I’ll post a video from the doll in an update on this post when I get a chance!
I got a chance to check out the Video Girl Barbie editing software that is a free download from her site (it’s coming soon!!). It’s only for PC but it’s a lot like iMovie 06 for Mac. The good thing is that most of us Mac users already have editing software on our computers but it’s a lot harder for PC users to find a simple easy editor on their machines. Problem solved for the kids!
One of the coolest features that I saw when I was testing out the software at Mattel is they have a magic editor button that you can click and will take all of your clips you’ve shot and turn them into a short little movie. I think this will be so cool for young kids who are just learning how to use the software.
Here is a close up of her LCD screen. It’s in the middle of playing a clip of me filming my eye from my youtube video above!
Oh, and yes.. Barbie is on the various social networks
You can also buy her online here!
I received a video girl Barbie from Mattel and Mattel sponsored to create this video.