CES 2012: GoPano Micro gives iPhone 4 a 360-degree view
It used to be that only "real" cameras had the cool lens accessories. But more and more are coming for the camera on your phone. One that caught my eye at CES gave a new perspective to iPhone video.
GoPano Micro -- which really made me want to yell "up periscope!" -- is a lens by EyeSee360 that lets your iPhone 4 and 4S shoot real-time 360-degree video. You attach it over the iPhone's camera using the case that comes with it. And in conjunction with a free app, you can shoot the scene around you with minimal effort.
The video isn't just panoramic. It's also interactive. You can tap the screen -- or click in the video on your computer -- to shift perspective and see what's on the other side of the camera. You can also flatten out the image to see all angles at the same time.
GoPano Micro sells for about $80.
-- Michelle Maltais in Las Vegas