The first-generation 360-degree cams were bulky, stand-alone devices, but lately, a growing number of these all-seeing cameras are small enough to clip onto your smartphone. Like their bigger brethren, these cameras let you take VR-ready photos and videos and share this media immediately to Facebook and YouTube.
Giroptic, one of the first companies on the market with a 360-degree camera, has put out a second version, the Giroptic iO, which attaches to the Lightning port on an iOS device (the company also makes Android-compatible models). Available for $249, it takes very good photos and videos, though I noticed a few limitations with this pricey camera.
Editor’s Note: This review was updated to reflect the fact that the Giroptic iO is also available for Android devices.
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