Last year Twitch introduced a slew of new features. One of them was the introduction of the new IRL section. IRL is an acronym that stands for in real life.
Popular streamers such as Ice Posiden and SodaPoppin have found major success in adopting this new format. If you’ve ever watched one of those Twitch fails Youtube channels then you know what I’m talking about.
Streamers walk around with a camera in real life and you get to witness all their “adventures”. These streamers often end up on Twitch fails because homeless people harass them, they’re doing weird stuff or they’re attracting bomb threats in airports.
I don’t get the appeal of risking your life on stream for a few donations, but you can’t deny the growing fan base. If you’re interested in getting into this genre of streaming, but don’t want to look like a douche walking around with a camera & selfie stick, then I might have found a solution.
It’s a necklace with a camera called FrontRow. FrontRow is an android based smart lanyard with two cameras. The first of which is an 8-megapixel camera with a 148-degree FOV and 1080p resolution and the second being 5-megapixels with a smaller FOV.
According to our mole, FrontRow has 2GB’s of RAM and 32GB’s of storage space. The device allows you to live stream to Youtube, Twitter, Facebook or you can upload videos/photos via wifi or Bluetooth. It can also run various apps since it’s Andriod based. The device is currently selling for $400.
That’s a steep asking price, but I guess this is a decent investment for those who want to do IRL streams without attracting attention. Public harassment is big in this genre, but the extra bit of privacy is something I’m sure some of these streamers are willing to pay for.
I just find ironic that anonymity is sought in a community that’s all about broadcasting their daily life. If you’d like to purchase a FrontRow, then click here for the Amazon link. the current device comes in black or white.