Giroptic iO Makes 360° Photos on iPhones a Snap

January 4, 2017

2:20 pm

Let’s be honest; you take your smartphone everywhere. Whether you’re looking for a way to capture a lively party or just need a loyal companion to keep you company in the bathroom, these little devices have become part of your family. And if you want to take immersive 360° photos with your smartphone, Giroptic has finally adapted their innovative technology for your favorite handheld device: the iPhone.

With the launch of Giroptic iO, you can finally immerse yourself in your selfies. This compact, portable camera attachment for the iPhone or iPad allows people to capture, share and live stream experiences in fully immersive 360° images. In addition to the easily-attachable nature of the product, Giroptic has added a bevy of new features that allow for everything from simple social sharing to easy editing.


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“GIROPTIC iO simultaneously provides a user-friendly camera and a new platform of services,” said Richard Ollier, cofounder and CEO of GIROPTIC in a press release. “We’re creating a simple social sharing service and removing previous barriers such as complex editing, lag time, cumbersome processing and unoptimized compatibility with major social networks.”

According to the San Francisco-based company, Giroptic iO will begin shipping in mid January. Devices are available for preorder on their website and will cost $249.

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