Feeds
75%
Kogeto Dot

Kogeto Dot 360° video lens

For iPhone panoramic video shoots

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile

Geek Treat of the Week If you’ve ever dabbled in the world of panoramic photography and tried to stitch images together so that they form a virtual reality movie, you’ll know, frankly, what a pain in the backside it can be.

There’s the lining up of the shots, the careful positioning of camera and tripod, and, of course, there’s always some stray object which moves across your field of view between shots.

Kogeto Dot

Kogeto’s Dot aims to eliminate this. It’s a 360° lens designed to fit snugly onto an iPhone 4 or 4S and allow you to shoot panoramic video in real time. Clip the brightly-coloured case onto your handset and download the free app, and you’re good to go.

You’ll need to calibrate it so that the app knows where the lens is in relation to your iPhone’s camera, but other than that it’s just point and click.

Kogeto Dot

Video quality is, to be frank, shonky. But that’s not the point. Play back a video and swipe your finger across the screen and watch as you rotate around 360 degrees. It’s remarkable to be able to do this on a phone at all.

You can then share it on Facebook or Twitter, if that’s your thing. Or upload it to Kogeto’s website - which has a good selection of examples - so you can view it a computer if it’s not.

Kogeto Dot

The Dot is a toy rather than a serious video tool, but it’s a lot of fun and with a little imagination can produce some creative results. ®

Geek Treat of the Week is published every Monday. Got a handy or fun gadget in mind you'd like us to consider? Please let us know

More Geek Treats

Desaia
Beat Box
Lantronix
xPrintServer
TDK SD-700 Pocket Boom Silverlit
Spy Cam

Secure remote control for conventional and virtual desktops

75%
Kogeto Dot

Kogeto Dot 360° video lens

Clip-on lens for the iPhone 4 and 4S that makes shooting 360° video a doddle.
Price: £69 RRP

More from The Register

next story
All aboard the Poo Bus! Ding ding, route Number Two departing
Only another three days of pooing and I can have a ride!
Ford's B-Max: Fiesta-based runaround that goes THUNK
... when you close the slidey doors, that is ...
Official: European members prefer to fondle Apple iPads
Only 7 of 50 parliamentarians plump for Samsung Galaxy S
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
Space Commanders rebel as Elite:Dangerous kills offline mode
Frontier cops an epic kicking in its own forums ahead of December revival
Nexus 7 fandroids tell of salty taste after sucking on Google's Lollipop
Web giant looking into why version 5.0 of Android is crippling older slabs
prev story

Whitepapers

Why cloud backup?
Combining the latest advancements in disk-based backup with secure, integrated, cloud technologies offer organizations fast and assured recovery of their critical enterprise data.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Internet Security Threat Report 2014
An overview and analysis of the year in global threat activity: identify, analyze, and provide commentary on emerging trends in the dynamic threat landscape.
Top 5 reasons to deploy VMware with Tegile
Data demand and the rise of virtualization is challenging IT teams to deliver storage performance, scalability and capacity that can keep up, while maximizing efficiency.