Resource Review: HUE Pro Visualiser
At a glance
- A lightweight, portable document USB camera and visualiser with wide angle lens
- Plug and play straight out of the box for instant use
- Touch sensitive built-in LED lights for crystal clear image support with video-feed indicator
- Presents text, images and objects to captivate your classroom or CPD event
- The perfect fit for an array of educational environments
- Comes with specially designed intuitive software
Please try not to blush but I really like HUE, I really do. In fact, I’ve always liked HUE.
Having a relationship with a resource might sound a bit odd but there are some things in a classroom that are just there for you no matter what and never let you down. They do what they say they will do and they go the extra mile.
The HUE HD Pro Visualiser is one of those products. It gives itself unselfishly to maximising learning potential, it effortlessly promotes interaction and supports collaboration. It works straight out of the box too which is my kind of resource.
User diversity is what makes HUE stand out as its inclusive design means it will adapt to any classroom content and context so use it as a facecam/webcam, document camera or handcam.
The value of good design is everything and HUE have got it right. They have produced a fit for purpose multi-tasking camera that isn’t complicated or convoluted but easy to use, very functional and comes with a sturdy base. This Pro version isn’t loaded with extra features that don’t add anything and it isn’t in love with itself. Instead, it understands that simplicity is powerful.
The defining feature that will have you head over heels is its flexible gooseneck arm that can twist and turn where other cameras can’t.
The length of this means you can easily view a full A4 page if need be and because it is more agile you can reach what you need to show learners without breaking your own neck as it rotates 360 and can be positioned horizontally, diagonally and vertically.
You might expect a modern bit of kit like this to have an automatic focus but it doesn’t. That’s because by having a manual focusing ring images don’t go in and out of focus all the time when your hands pass in front of the lens.
The HUE HD Pro has also taken on a new role as a remote teaching companion too and can admirably support distance learning by giving an up close and personal view of whatever you want to teach and record lessons.
It makes sharing joyfully easy and allows you to demonstrate and support learning painlessly as if you were in class.
The fact that it is small and portable means this nimble and responsive device can give you the back-up you need for delivering high-quality learning and it works with Windows, macOS, Linux and Chrome OS, video conferencing apps and popular school apps. HUE have also produced handy guides to support navigation and use.
For back in the classroom use, the ability to record lessons is a wonderful option because lessons can then be shared with any pupils who might be absent from school for whatever reason and also for accessing at anytime for revision purposes.
The software that comes with this versatile visualiser is called HUE Intuition and the latest version doesn’t require a licence key to launch the programme and its single user licence allows installation on multiple devices.
I’m head over heels for HUE. This is an approved teaching resource that is visual, tactile and exciting and an all-round lifesaver.
- Opens up learning and creates memorable moments
- Highly inclusive, accessible and a cross-curricular support extraordinaire
- An outstanding user experience
- Contemporary, stylish design with top-quality images and sound
- A hands-on and minds-on tool full of pedagogical and practical prowess
you are looking for an engaging, classy and inexpensive visualiser to transform your teaching, learning and assessment.
Cost: HUE comes in black, green, red or blue and is priced at £49.95 ex VAT