Cameras with 360-degree tech are starting to be used by the average smartphone videographer. Being that they have become tiny handheld cameras, like GoPros, anyone can regularly capture stunning 360-degree photos and videos. If you’ve been searching for an all-in-one 360 camera, then you’d better take a look at Tamaggo, a nearly funded campaign on Kickstarter.
At first glance, one can immediately notice the compact and modular design this camera has. It seems like the selling point for Tamaggo is how easy it is to live stream, and “make anyone feel like they are with you, in an immersive way and at any time, wherever you are.” Its one-click user friendliness makes the action captured in 360-degree photos and videos truly immersive to the viewer.
If the miniature form factor isn’t enough, its sleek iconic design integrates a self-standing ring, so it does not need to stay in hand. Simply place the camera onto a surface and let it capture the whole scene while you live in the moment, allowing others to view in real time from afar.
Tamaggo has a single lens that reproduces human sight, according to the company. Its designed based on a patented panomorph distribution of pixels that enables a homogenous high-quality image without distortion, even on the edges. The camera also includes patented embedding of orientation data in each frame of view to provide a stabilized viewing experience no matter the position of the camera.
To make things even simpler, all you need to do to capture a photo or video is a single click. There’s no framing, rotating, stitching or stabilizing necessary, as it’s meant to be as easy as clicking and sharing.
The camera itself includes a unique and intuitive touchscreen that provides an immediate view and management of your content, preferences, and capture mode. It works together with the Tamaggo smartphone app (iOS/Android), allowing for a user-friendly sharing of photos and videos via the cloud backend. The app’s key features include content management, multiple view modes, sharing capabilities, and live streaming.
It’s easy to manage and share your 360-degree content with the Tamaggo Library, as part of the smartphone app. You can choose between different viewing modes and share your automatically-adjusted files between multiple social media platforms.
You can get Tamaggo’s 360 Live Camera by pledging $299 for the ultra early bird, with estimated delivery in July. It comes in either white pearl or titanium, and an included Micro USB cable will charge it.