25 May
Tech start-up Kogeto outdoes their panoramic video competitors

New York-based 3D lens developers Kogeto are gearing up to launch Dot. The small panoramic lens attaches to your iPhone and allows users to capture fully navigable 360-degree video footage instantly and without needing to rotate or move the device. The company’s “looker” app converts the camera’s raw stereographic view image into a panorama, viewable on the phone or shareable online and through Facebook and Twitter using Kogeto’s web platform and player. The software also makes use of the compass and gyroscope built into iPhones, enabling Dot users in the same location to link their videos together so that a viewer may jump from one perspective to another at the same event. Smart. Kogeto is currently seeking Kickstarter funding to begin preparing for mass production and expects Dot to be in low-level production by early summer and full production by August. Weighing less than an ounce, the device provides a more lightweight alternative to competitors like the GoPano micro lens from eyesee360. You can watch a video of the device in action and pre-order it through Kogeto’s Kickstarter page. Those who contribute $50 get an invite to the launch party in NYC and for $99, you get the invite, the device and the app.

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