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Vyu360 Wants to Turn Your Smartphone Into VR-Ready 360° Camera

Vyu360 Wants to Turn Your Smartphone Into VR-Ready 360° Camera
Vyu360 -a Florida-based startup, is working on an accessory which will turn a smartphone into complete 360-degree camera system.

Vyu360 -a Miami, Florida based startup is working on an add-on for smartphones. The accessory -called Vyu360, allows users to capture 360° videos and pictures by using their smartphone’s rear as well as front camera. The makers of Vyu360 are currently running a campaign on Kickstarter to raise fund for their project.

According to the Kickstarter page of this project and their official website, Vyu360 comes with a companion app for smartphones. This app will compile the captured media and make it easy to preview and share media across multiple social media platforms. “Vyu360 uses specially engineered panoramic optics that are far more advanced than traditional wide angle and fisheye lenses,” states the Kickstarter page of Vyu360.

This smartphone add-on will output 360-degree videos at 15fps with 1080p HD resolution with some older smartphones being limited to 720p HD output. It will also capture still images at the resolution of 2048 x 1024 pixels.

Vyu360 Camera Accessory for Smartphones

According to the project’s crowdfunding page on Kickstarter, the startup has designed and 3D printed all camera upgrades designs so far. The prototyping phase has also been finalized and they have begun working on tooling.

Once complete, the camera accessory will work with many iOS and Android smartphones including iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Nexus 6, Nexus6P, Samsung Galaxy S7, S7 Edge and more. The updated and complete list is available on the project’s Kickstarter page.

The project -which has already received more than $13,500 from 280+ backers, is aiming to raise at least $30,000 for it to be successfully funded. The last date to achieve this funding is 30th June. Pledges starts from as low as $19 for early bird backers and delivery will be done globally.

Alexis Fernandez, Co-Founder of Vyu360 hopes to deliver the final product by November this year. If turned out to be on time, this will surely be something new to play with on Christmas.

Source/More information: Kickstarter

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