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Portable privacy screen gives you a professional, plain background anywhere, any time.
Frequent webcam users and web conference users rejoice. Finally, an affordable, lightweight, collapsable, portable backdrop to provide privacy while using your webcam. The WebAround slides easily over the back of your chair.
Where to use • Home office • Hospital • Dorm room • Hotel room • Starbucks / coffeehouse • Airport • Office • School
When to use → Video conferencing → Making YouTube videos → Video chat → Live webcams and still portraits → Skype video calls
Who uses Webaround • Call centers • Trainers • Salespeople • Remote customer service agents • Students • Online learning teachers, instructors, and professors • Work-from-home telecommuters • Twitch and YouTube stars
• Anyone who needs a plain backdrop for a professional online presentation while shooting a video or teleconferencing/webconferencing.
Got a messy or unprofessional view behind you? Now you got it covered.
Hide unwanted views behind you, like a messy office, various movements and activity, or visitors entering the room.
When finished using the Webaround, it quickly and easily folds up and stores in a drawer or closet.
The Webaround folds up to about one-third of its original diameter, so it can fit inside your desk, backpack or briefcase.
Use "green screen" or "blue screen" chroma-key technology to create a virtual background or become a part of your games.
Read FAQ #3 for more info.
Here are some active, recent Webaround customers:
No chair or chair back? No problem...
Use while standing, sitting on the floor, or on a stool or backless chair, too. Simply slip the Webaround strap over your head and move it down to your waist.
Specifications of the 42" Webaround
• Available in Gray/Grey and Blue. Green is not available. • Dimensions: 42" in diameter, and approximately 15" in diameter when folded up. • Weight: 1 lb. • Materials: Lightweight polyester fabric with surrounding, flexible steel ring. Neoprene and polyester adjustable straps. • Includes a lightweight carrying bag
Specifications of the 52" Webaround
• Available in Gray/Grey, Blue and Green • Dimensions: 52" in diameter, and approximately 20" in diameter when folded up • Weight: 2 lbs. • Materials: Lightweight polyester fabric with surrounding, flexible steel ring. Neoprene and polyester adjustable straps. • Integrated chair stabilizer to fit almost any chair. • Includes a lightweight carry bag
Specifications of the 56" Webaround
• Available in Gray/Grey, Blue and Green. • Dimensions: 56" in diameter. Approximately 22" in diameter when folded up. • Weight: 2 lbs. • Materials: Lightweight polyester fabric with surrounding, flexible steel ring. Neoprene and polyester adjustable straps. • Integrated chair stabilizer to fit almost any chair. • Includes a lightweight carrying bag
WebAround Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQ")
Q1: How quickly can I get the Webaround? A1.1. Your Webaround order will ship on the next business day. If you need SAME DAY shipping for orders placed before 12 pm Eastern time, choose Rush Order processing. A1.2. We ship via UPS Ground, with a transit time of 1 to 5 days from Michigan, depending on the destination.
Q2: Will the 42", 52", or 56" Webaround create a big enough background? A2. It depends on the following: • How close you sit to your camera/webcam. • The field of view of your camera. This can vary between models/types.
Because of these factors, only you can answer this FAQ #2. Here is how: A2.1. Sit in front of your camera/webcam, in the same chair and position that you would use the Webaround. A2.2. Get a tape measure and have someone measure from edge to edge of your camera's field of view, as shown on your video window. This measurement is the size of Webaround to order. But you can also:
→ Move closer to and further from the camera to see if a different size Webaround will work. → Adjust the zoom setting on your webcam or camera. Here is how to zoom in Windows. MacBook webcams have wide angle lenses that can show more area than other cameras. The field of view may be too large for the Webaround to cover. For zooming a MacBook webcam, try the iGlasses app. But it does NOT work with FaceTime or Photo Booth in macOS 10.14 (Mojave) or macOS 10.15 (Catalina). Otherwise, there is no way to zoom with the MacBook camera as of this writing (4-19-2020).
Q4: Can I get a logo or design printed on my Webaround? A4: Yes. The fee is $18 per WebAround plus a one-time setup fee of $39. For orders of 10 or more Webarounds, we can lower the artwork printing price. Steps: 1. On this page, in the menu next to the price, make the selections for "Printed Logo/Design" and "Printing Setup Fee". Complete the checkout process. 2. After you place your order, reply to your emailed receipt. Attach your graphic file in one of the following preferred formats: .eps, .psd, .ai, or .cdr. You may also send .jpg, but the image cannot be enlarged. 3. On the email, tell us the position on the Webaround to print the artwork. • Want multiple prints of the same logo on one Webaround? It is $18 per print. 4. On the email, tell us the dimensions of the print(s). Maximum dimensions of the printed art are 4" x 9". 5. We will send you a proof so that you can approve it, about 3 business days after you send us the artwork. 6. After you approve the proof, we typically ship your printed Webaround in about 1 week.
Other logo ordering info: If you send a .jpg, we will print the image exactly as you send it. If the .jpg has a white background, then we will print it in white ink. If you don't want a white background, then you must send it in a different format such as .ai and tell us "transparent background". Printing resolution is 125 dpi. Please consult a graphic artist for further assistance. We do not offer graphic artist consultation. If you do not have expertise in graphic arts, we recommend you show the graphic artist these instructions and your image before ordering. No returns on orders for printed Webarounds.
Q5: Can I get it in another color besides Ocean Blue, Gray or Green? A5: Yes, for order quantities greater than 750.
Q6: How do I clean the Webaround? A6: Hand-wash with a damp rag. Hang to dry. Never machine wash.
Q7: Can I iron the Webaround? A7: Yes. To smooth out visible wrinkles, iron the fabric at the nylon temperature setting until wrinkles disappear. Make sure you keep the iron moving and do not leave it in one place for too long, as this could burn the fabric. Avoid ironing any logos on the fabric. Instead, use a pressing cloth between the logo and iron. After ironing, keep the WebAround open until it cools off.
You can also use a steamer to remove wrinkles. Simply open your Webaround and glide your steamer over the surface, leaving you with a smooth backdrop to use with your webcam.
Q8: Which types of chairs does the Webaround fit on? A8: It stretches to fit on virtually any type of chair, except for some high and wide-backed executive type chairs.
Q10: How do I fold the Webaround? A10: Video instructions. Text instructions: 1. Hold the Webaround in front of you, with your hands even with the edges of the large chair strap facing towards you. 2. Bring hands toward each other, folding the Webaround in a U shape, almost in half. 3. Just before your wrists meet, twist them toward each other. The Webaround will start to coil around itself.
Q11: The screen doesn't stay flat; it always has a forward or backward tilt to it. Q11: One of the top corners is always leaning back and the other leaning forward. A11: The Webaround is designed to fit most chairs by making adjustments to the integrated, sewn-in spacer. Also, try moving it up higher on your chair. Also, try putting it on your chair backwards, with the color fabric strap on the back of your chair. The Webaround is made to fit almost any type of chair available. However, there are some necessary adjustments depending on the chair that you use. First, start by making adjustments with the front and back strap to straighten the unit. You also want to make sure the webcam is at eye level with you, not looking upward or down.
Next, adjust the integrated stabilizer to press the Webaround unit against the chair back. Adjustments can reduce shadows while using chromakey. Make sure the Webaround is pushed firmly against the chair back, and that the integrated stabilizer is folded out.
The 52" Square model always tilts in one corner. The viewer of the presentation will not be able to see the tilt. If you think the tilt will bother you, then please choose the round Webaround.
Q12: Which software apps are compatible with Webaround? A12: Zoom, GoToMeeting, WebEx, Skype, and many others.
I bought the Webaround as a quick and easy green screen option for video game streaming to Mixer. It does just what it says it will do. The thing you can't really know is whether it's perfect for your use case until you get it.
I bought the 56" version which is really very large. And just what I wanted. I don't like to feel trapped in a small frame where I can't gesture and move around.
Even though for my personal use case I won't deploy it every day, I'm very glad I have it for an option.
Advantages: If you're not streaming a lot then putting it on and taking it off the chair is no big deal. And IF you watch the YouTube video demonstrating how to close it you won't have any trouble. They've actually told me personally that they are going to re-write their closing instructions so that they're more clear and include the YouTube address of the closing technique so the BIGGEST complaint people have is about to disappear!
As for me, I'm glad I got it. It's going to be a quirky option I use for certain occasions. Because I am only using green screen for entertainment purposes I can do something like stick googly eyes all over it and be surrounded by floating eyeballs that move when I jiggle my chair. Weird things like that are a fun option for me. So even with some of its little issues it's still useful!
Disadvantages: Closing the Webaround is very tricky until you get the hang of it but just watch the demo on YouTube and you'll be golden. Also be VERY careful when you open it! It slaps open and anything in the way, kids, pets, plants, crystal vases, 65" $2000 4K TV sets, your nose...can get a very painful and possibly costly WHACK.
As I said, this is best for people who don't stream a lot. Maybe once a week or so. If you need to leave it on your chair because you stream daily or three times a week you may find it's too cumbersome for 24/7. It turns a computer chair into a throne with a big green back.
The only other thing, and this is pretty common with any green screen that's portable, you'll probably have to crop the image from your webcam to make it so ONLY you and the green screen are visible. And then you'd better not roll around in your chair because the Webaround goes with you and might expose your real room around an edge. A stationary screen won't do that. After you crop, the room will be covered and if you roll out of frame...well that's your silly mistake.
I bought this to use Virtual Background in Zoom. I didn't want people to see my messy office in the background. For that purpose, it works well. I wish there were instructions for using a green screen with other applications, like Skype, Hangouts, etc. I tried OBS, but it is too complicated for me to figure out.
Advantages: Creates a quick and easy green screen attached to the back of your chair. Easy to attach. Fairly wide to block most of the view behind your chair.
Disadvantages: I have the square version. Since the screen comes / stores in a small bag, the screen does not stay flat when open. The slight curve in one corner creates a flaw in the virtual background. This flaw wouldn't apply to the ROUND version which is completely flat. I just needed the square for my work.
Works great! I use it with Xsplit Vcam and display whatever I want.
Advantages: Easily stays attached to my chair so I don't need to install anything behind me.
Disadvantages: It is BIG. Picture a peacocks tail behind you. But in use, the other people watching you see only what you want them to see. I've found that even with my webcam set to a very wide view, the background substitution still works perfectly.