Its box even turns into a Google Cardboard viewer.
Fancy turning the best bits of your life into a virtual reality experience you can re-visit again and again? It’s as simply as snapping this tiny Insta360 gizmo onto your iPhone.
Built for the iPhone 6/6S and the iPhone 6/6S Plus, Insta360 is a mini HD video cam that lets you shoot immersive 360˚ video on the fly. Just connect it to your iPhone’s charging port, fire up the app, and the cam’s double fish-eye lens setup will scope out the action from all angles.
You can live-stream your VR footage via the app to social media for your friends to enjoy, or simply save it to the app to watch whenever you want to relive the moment. Insta360’s packaging even folds up to create a Google Cardboard viewer, so you don’t have to invest in any fancy headgear.
If the idea of burdening your iPhone with extra gadgets bugs you, worry not. Insta360 weights just 70 grams, and it’s designed to be slim and discreet when you’re shooting away with it. You can even use it as a standalone VR cam without your iPhone and store footage in its memory to upload and watch later.
At £199.00 from Amazon its not the cheapest gizmo for added iFun, but there’s a certain magic about VR that money can’t buy. And you don’t have to be a thrill-seeking adventurer to capture compelling videos either. Anyone wanting to film their family get together, their mates at the pub, or even just shoot the surroundings in their favourite spot walk can get just as much satisfaction from it.