Giroptic’s attachment turns your iPhone into a 360-degree VR camera, By Dean Takahashi

Above: Giroptic iO attaches to the iPhone and lets you take 360-degree videos. Image Credit: Giroptic

Giroptic has unveiled a portable attachment that turns the iPhone or iPad into a 360-degree virtual reality camera.

Giroptic, which is based in San Francisco and Lille, France, said the Giroptic iO enables people to capture, share, and livestream experiences in fully immersive 360-degree imagery, seamlessly. The company’s product fits with the larger plans of social networks like Facebook, which is rolling out live 360-degree streaming next year.

The device leverages the company’s patented, real-time stitching technology. And it uses direct smartphone connectivity to provide a capture-to-playback experience with minimal delays. When connected through the lightning port, the companion app lets users capture and post videos to compatible social platforms, such as Facebook and YouTube. Or you can broadcast live through YouTube’s livestreaming platform.

Above: Giroptic iO ships on January 17 and costs $250. Image Credit: Giroptic

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