With the tech world suddenly going nuts for 360-degree video, Giroptic may have picked the perfect time to start shipping its 360cam to backers and anyone who preordered the camera. The waterproof device will available to for everyone else to buy on May 24th for $500.
The camera uses three fisheye lenses to cover its orb of video or photo and is waterproof up to 30 feet. It delivers 2k video and 4k images that are stitched together by the hardware before being transferred to your smartphone and saved on the microSD card.
The pear-shaped camera arrives with a selection of optional accessories. A lightbulb bulb adaptor makes it an always-on security camera. For those hoping to create live 360-degree videos, meanwhile, the Ethernet base will give you the throughput to broadcast directly to Facebook or YouTube.