The Motorola VerveCam is an IP67-certified, waterproof, Wi-Fi connected portable camera that comes with a 138-degree lens. The wide-angle lens ensures that video is recorded from virtually any angle. The camera is capable of recording video at resolutions up to 2.5K at 30fps, and can also live-stream directly to a smartphone.
LG 360 VR
LG’s take on the virtual reality movement came in the form of the LG 360 VR. The headset is more Oculus Rift than Google Cardboard, and comes with two 1.88-inch screens with image resolutions of 960 x 720 pixels. The headset needs to be tethered to a mobile device, and the connection is made via USB Type-C cables. Apps supported include YouTube 360 and Google Cardboard, besides a few others.
LG 360 Cam
360-degree cameras are now in vogue, and LG’s product in this regard is the 360 CAM – a spherical compact camera with a dual camera (front and back) setup. Both cameras have wide-angle 13MP lenses which support 2K video recording. For recording audio, there are three microphones to capture sound from all directions. It also connects to phones via Wi-Fi for easy access and seamless streaming.
Sony Xperia Eye
A bridge between devices such as the GoPro and Memoto, the XPERIA Eye is a wide-angle camera that clips on to clothing, vehicles or helmets. It allows the user to take a video of whatever is in front, through specially designed 360-degree spherical lenses and an EXMOR sensor which stimulate the human eye view. It can also reportedly recognise voice commands, detect faces and automatically snap stills.
Samsung Gear 360
Looking alarmingly similar to a human eyeball, the Gear 360 is Samsung’s take on the portable 360-degree camera. Coming with two wide-angle lenses (capable of recording at 195-degree fields of view) with f/2.0 aperture, spherical photos of 30-megapixel resolutions, videos of up to 3,840 x 1,920 resolution and a microSD card slot (upto 128GB supported), the Gear 360 comes with its own stitching application that is currently limited only to the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge and will be available to ‘select devices’ in the near future.
HTC Vive VR
HTC’s Vive VR was announced at last year’s MWC, and it’s now ready for commercial release. Coming in with a 9 price tag and a February 29th preorder date, the Vive VR will include integrated phone functionalities to enable users to answer calls and view alerts without removing the headset. The Vive also features front-mounted cameras, which warns users about walls and other obstacles during usage. The Vive Consumer Edition ships with two wireless controllers, a pair of Vive Base stations, Vive earbuds and a Vive Link Box. Aimed at developers and VR enthusiasts alike, the Vive VR will meet its nemesis in the form of the Oculus Rift later this year.