Hardware and Equipment
These hardware solutions can address many common instructional situations. The following equipment is available for a short-term loan. We will help you identify and evaluate a solution that is right for your situation.
All equipment is intended for short-term loans for testing and evaluation. With the exception of the iPad program, we currently have a limited number of devices and cannot support long-term loans, nor do we have the resources to purchase equipment for you.
If you're not sure what you need, request a consultation. We'll work with you to determine what might be the best solution and will help you learn how to use it.
To borrow any of the equipment please complete the request form.
If you have any questions, email AcademicTechnology@stanford.edu.
The Meeting Owl integrates a 360-degree camera, speakers, and directional microphones into a single solution. Connect the Owl to your computer and use it as a web camera in Zoom. It makes it easy for remote participants to see multiple faces in a single camera feed. It works best for roundtable meetings and seminars where people gather around a table in a small room.
Kubi telepresence robot
Kubi is a swiveling remote control tabletop mount used for web conferencing. Users join a Zoom meeting from the iPad that is attached to the Kubi. Then participants can remote control the Kubi to turn, and "look" around the room. It's good for small groups doing discussion or small group meetings. It's also useful for remote participants who need to look at different parts of a classroom or lab.
The Samsung Tab is a touchscreen device that uses the Android operating system. It is ideal for users who require apps or tools specific to Android systems.
Wireless lapel microphone
This wireless USB microphone includes a clip-on lapel microphone and a small receiver pack. It is useful for those who are moving around when they are being recorded, such as while delivering a lecture or presentation.
This is a flatscreen that can plug into your laptop and act as an extra screen. It is light, can fold flat and fits easily in a bag. It is about the size of a large notebook. It is ideal if you need more screen space and portability.
Oculus Quest VR Headset
The Oculus Quest is an all-in-one VR headset that can act as a standalone headset using the Android operating system, or connect to a computer running Oculus-compatible VR software.