Saturday, March 4, 2017

Friday, March 3, 2017

Playstation VR back in stock at Amazon!


The Sony Playstation VR is back in stock at Amazon!  It had been out of stock since about December, enabling scalpers to sell it for $200 or more over the MSRP.  But now it's back in stock at its regular $399 MSRP at least for now.

Clone wars: here's another Ricoh Theta clone

The Ricoh Theta (~$300 street; reviewed here) is the most popular 360 camera by a huge margin.  It has an excellent, -- arguably ideal -- form factor.  It is slim, thus minimizing parallax stitching errors, and its stick-like shape also serves as a natural, comfortable handle for the Theta.

It's no surprise that the Theta's design is being copied by low-cost 360 cameras.  Here's one of those clones.

MWC17: hands-on demo of Ulefone VRKAM, a 360 camera accessory for Android phones


Ulefone's VRKAM is a 360 camera accessory for Android phones (see preview here).  Check out this hands-on demo of the Ulefone VRKAM from Mobile World Congress thanks to Collect360!



Action camera manufacturer THIEYE moves into 360 and VR

With the increasing popularity of 360 cameras, action camera manufacturers are starting to create their own 360 cameras.  One such manufacturer is Thieye.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Win a 3D 4k live streaming 360 camera worth $1299 from Hubblo in this video editing contest!

artist rendering by Tony Anastasi
If you have great video editing skills, you can win a Hubblo PX6, a 3D 360 camera with 4k resolution and realtime stitching plus live streaming!

MWC17: Samsung confirms existence of Gear 360 Pro

Samsung Gear 360, currently one of the most affordable 4k 360 cameras

A Samsung press release appears to confirm the existence of the Gear 360 Pro, the rumored successor to the Samsung Gear 360 (~$250 streetreviewed here).

MWC17: Hands-on demo of Protruly Darling smartphone with built-in 360 camera

The ProTruly Darling is a smartphone with a built-in 360 camera (see the preview here).  Check out this hands-on demo of the Darling from Mobile World Congress.

Dolphin 360 is a 4k 360 camera for business

Dolphin 360 is a 4k 360 camera designed for business use.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Oculus Rift and Touch $200 price drop! PLUS: killer app Robo Recall is now available and free for Oculus Touch


Incredible news from Oculus:  a massive $200 price drop on Oculus Rift + Touch, plus the release of their killer app, Robo Recall!

Hubblo VR 3D 360 4k livestream sample with CNN


CNN Asia tested Hubblo VR's PX6, a 3D 360 camera with 4k resolution and realtime stitching.  Check out the sample 3D 360 live stream video!

Uni360 is an all-weather 360 cameara rig compatible with 15 different cameras

360Rize (formerly called 360Heros) has a new 360 camera rig called Uni360 that is compatible with 15 different cameras and is all-weather.

MWC 2017: Update on Vuze, the first affordable 3D 360 camera


Vuze is the first 3D 360 camera for consumers.  Tech vlog ARMDevices.net checked out Vuze at the Humaneyes booth at Mobile World Congress.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Excalibur: a 360 camera rig for Sony A7S and other full frame cameras

Excalibur is a 360 camera rig for four Sony A7S cameras with full frame sensors for exceptional high image quality.

Periscope 360 now coming for Android as well, demonstrated with Insta360 Air


It's now confirmed: 360 wireless livestreaming on Periscope 360 is also going to be available for Android as well, as demonstrated with a 360 live stream with the Insta360 Air ($129; first impressions here).

Watch 360 photos and videos together without a VR headset with the MK-Player360 Projector


MK-Player360 is a projector that enables you to watch 360 photos and videos without a VR headset.  Among other things, this makes it possible to enjoy 360 photos and videos together with your family and friends.

Hubblo Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign is NOW LIVE

Hubblo VR's PX6, a 3D 360 camera with 4k resolution, realtime stitching and live streaming is NOW LIVE on Indiegogo!

Monday, February 27, 2017

MWC 2017: Samsung shows new version of its Project Beyond 3D 360 camera

As reported by SamMobile, Samsung showed a new version of its Project Beyond camera.

MWC 2017: Ulefone VRKAM is a fully spherical 360 camera accessory for Android

VRKAM by UleFone is a new 360 camera accessory for Android phones.

Second batch of Giroptic iO orders delayed


Giroptic issued a notice that the shipment for its second batch of its iO 360 camera for iPhone would be delayed.

Low light 360 video sample of Eiffel Tower from Z Cam S1 Pro, a 360 camera with Micro Four Thirds sensors


Check out this new low light sample from the Z Cam S1 Pro, a 360 camera with Micro Four Thirds sensors. (I previously wrote that it is from the  Z Cam S1, which is incorrect according to Pasztor Tamas.)

MWC 2017: Ricoh R is live streaming right now from MWC; pre orders have begun


Ricoh R is live streaming in 360 right now (February 27) at Mobile World Congress!  Pre orders for the Ricoh R development kit have also begun.

Sony releases actual sales numbers for Playstation VR


Sony announced sales for their Playstation VR headset (reviewed here), which exceeded Sony's expectations.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

MWC 2017: New Samsung Gear VR announced; S8 launch date revealed

At Mobile World Congress, Samsung announced the new Samsung Gear VR.

BREAKING NEWS: Insta360 Nano and Air will add realtime image stabilization!


Insta360 announced that they will be adding software-based realtime image stabilization to the Insta360 Air AND Insta360 Nano (as well as the Insta360 Pro)!!!

I hate to use a cliche, but this is truly a game-changer and could make the Air and Nano the must-have cameras for 360 video.

Insta360 Air now available on Amazon and B&H Photo!

Insta360 Air is now available on Amazon and on B&H Photo Video ($129)!  With today's announcement of realtime image stabilization, this will sell out quickly...

Hubblo VR crowdfunding delayed to February 28

Hubblo VR's crowdfunding campaign launched has been rescheduled to February 28.