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This US$40 adapter turns your iPhone into a 6K 360 camera

By Marcus Wong - on 19 Sep 2017, 12:30pm

This US$40 adapter turns your iPhone into a 6K 360 camera

Feel like getting into the 360o video craze but don’t want to carry another device with you? Spincle Inc.’s US$39.99 NoMatterWhat might just be the solution for you. It’s a clip-on lens system that fits on your iPhone 7 or 7 Plus and introduces  an "ultra-wide range of light rays from the surrounding" to your iPhone front and rear cameras' CMOS sensors.

Pair that with the companion app that fires both front and back cameras at the same time and you get an instant 360o camera. The NoMatterWhat app automatically synchronizes the quality of images from both front and rear camera, taking the differing resolution into account when doing its stitching, making it instantly ready for social sharing.

Besides 360o photos, Spincle Inc says the app will also be enhanced to support 360o videos and live-broadcasting by the end of the year, so all you’ll have to do is to update the app. Images captured are in 6K resolution with a choice of 360 view or tiny planet. Because you’re using an app on your iPhone itself, no Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connection is required.

The accessory looks to be small and portable.

The website only lists the NoMatterWhat as being compatible with the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, but you can probably fit it on the recently announced iPhone 8 and 8 Plus too. Available worldwide for US$39.99 plus shipping fees (just US$4.50 for Singapore), the accessory certainly offers a much cheaper alternative to purchasing a dedicated 360o camera, so hopefully we'll get a chance to test it out.

If you're keen to get one for yourself, pre-orders are open till 22 Sep 2017. Visit www.nomatterwh.at for details.

Sources: 360 rumors, NoMatterWhat