Da Vinci Eye review – record your art the easy way

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REVIEW – Recently I have been adding videos of some parts of my sample reviews to most of my reviews. When recording videos showing the features of smaller devices, I am finding that having an overhead stand with my phone mounted would be extremely helpful. I use my iPhone a lot for recording. This Da Vinci Eye should provide a great tool for this need while adding artistic ability via the use of the Da Vinci Eye app.

What is it?

The Da Vinci Eye is a Phone/Camera/Webcam Stand for Overhead Recording of Drawing, Cooking, Crafts, etc.

What’s in the box?

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(Note: This review is for the Da Vinci Eye, but the company also sent their Phone Stand with a Clamp. Both are shown in the photo above)

  • 1 x Da Vinci Eye
  • 1 x Phone Clamp
  • 1 x User Leaflet

Design and features

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  • Sturdy Professional – Overhead device stand
  • Fits all phones including iPhone, Android,12 Pro XS XR Galaxy S20 S10 S9 Note 20 10 9
  • Works with any device that has the standard 1/4” female thread.
  • Useful for arts and crafts, live streaming, makeup and beauty tutorials, YouTube videos, and more.
  • Works with any device that has the standard 1/4” female thread.

The Da Vinci Eye is a phone stand that is made from aluminum for the support rod and ABS/Plastic for the other parts. It features a removable and adjustable base stand, an adjustable pole at the base, an extension pole with a locking mechanism, and a ball head with a 1/4″ – 20 mount. An expandable phone clamp with a 1/4″-20 female mount is also included.

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Setup

To set up the Da Vinci Eye, you just connect the base via the thumb screw and the phone clamp via the 1/4″ – 20 mount.

Performance

The Da Vinci Eye is a nice phone holder/stand for overhead drawing and recording. This is the entire functionality of the device. The design includes a ball head that feels quite flimsy and the main support pole extends to a length that is quite useful. You are also able to tilt the base. If you are using the Da Vinci Eye for its main purpose, then you would use the Da Vinci Eye app. The app allows you to select a photo/image and trace it by looking at the phone. The app creates a transparent view with an adjustable opacity so that you can follow the lines of the image and trace it onto the media (ie: paper/wood) below. IMHO, my ability to do this was even worse than a novice but I understand the concept.
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The issue that makes it difficult to test is the $20 yearly subscription that I did not want to subscribe to albeit that a free trial period is included. Here are some screenshots for the app:

What I like

  • Decent build quality
  • Sturdy base and phone clamp

What I’d change

  • The ball head is a bit flimsy
  • Just about anything useful via the Da Vinci requires a subscription

Final thoughts

The Da Vinci Eye works well as a tool for overheard recordings and I assume that if you are very artistic and if you pay the annual subscription, it would likely be worth it based on its relatively cheap cost.

Price: $22.99
Where to buy: Amazon
Source: The sample of this product was provided by Da Vinci.

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