By Andrew Liszewski
Here’s a clever alternative to having an annoying videographer (or more likely, your cousin with his camcorder) wandering around your wedding reception, randomly recording greetings and good wishes from your friends and family. You simply set up one of these Memorytube Wedding Kiosks in a corner of the reception hall which allows your guests to leave a message or greeting at their leisure, without the pressure of having a camera stuck in their faces. The kiosk features a touch-screen LCD display with a pop-up keyboard allowing users to sign a virtual guestbook, but also includes a built-in camera allowing them to leave a more personal video message. It even includes a memory card reader allowing those with a digital camera to upload all of their photos at the end of the evening, or wirelessly transfer them from a bluetooth equipped cameraphone.
The setup of the Memorytube kiosk and processing of the images, videos and messages afterwards is all done by the company who will provide you with a professionally edited DVD when it’s all said and done. The kiosk itself can also be customized with a front laminate graphic, and they’ll even provide coasters and flyers to let your guests know the kiosk is available and where to find it. From what I can tell the Memorytube is only available for rent in the UK at this time, and the base price is about $590.