The iPhone is already one of the most popular digital cameras around. Stats from sites such as Flickr show that a large number of people use their iPhones to capture photos and videos on “the go.” There are lenses and accessories available for the device that make capturing better quality pictures and photos possible. Kogeto Dot is not your average iPhone accessory though. It is a durable and highly portable 360 degree lens that enables iPhone owners to capture panoramic videos.
The Dot is a plastic lens that attaches to iPhone and enhances its video-capture capabilities. Kogeto is also behind an application called Looker that lets users interact with their captured videos. Videos can be shared on Facebook and other social media sites (or on Kogeto.com). Here is how the lens works according to the site:
Kogeto’s compact and durable iCONIC lens works with the iPhone 4’s HD video camera to capture full 360 degree video … without stitching frames together… [it] is fully AR-coated for excellent color fidelity in all environments. Dot is a lightweight attachment that doesn’t require batteries or external power.Top iPhone & iPad cases & accessories
A few video examples are already available on Kogeto.com:
Kogeto has been able to raise over $120k through Kickstarter. The lens kits are expected to go on sale for $79.