Although it took so many years to make, the Bubblescope has finally been slated for release last June. The inventor Tom Lawton, who has been considered by HSBC’s Liquid magazine as a polymath, is very happy to announce that his creation will now be used by many. The user will simply clip the Bubblescope to his smartphone, and he will be able to take 360 degree videos and photos, without the need for stitching.
According to the interview of www.t3.com with Lawton, he said: “I have been tirelessly developing a compact and affordable means of instantly capturing and sharing experiences in 360 degrees. It has taken me over a decade to finally realise this vision and am thrilled to be launching my latest and greatest invention, BubbleScope, an optical accessory for your smart phone that lets you shoot 360 bubbles with a click.”
The captured photos or videos are referred to as “bubbles,” and can be uploaded at
http://bubblepix.com. Several of its features include:
- Shoots high-res still images into a clear panoramic image and videos in one click.
- Let the user preview a particular image in real time, capture the whole
- environment in one bubble and instantly share to others as a typical video or image.
- Compatible with Android, iPhones, Windows Mobile and other platforms.
- Integral social media sharing feature to let everyone share their bubbles seamlessly.
- A compact design that can be easily kept in the pocket.
- The BubblePix app can be easily downloaded from the App Store for free.
Although press releases have stated that the launching of BubbleScope will be on June, the BubblePix site says that it is still polishing some of the features. We hope they will provide updates soon as interest for this 360 photography device is mounting.
Meanwhile, the YouSpin 360 app can be conveniently downloaded here.