Kogeto Launches 360 Degree Video Accessory for the iPhone 4

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Hmm.. a 360 degree panoramic camera, rather cool idea.

At TechCrunch Disrupt today, Kogeto, provider of Lucy, an HD-panoramic video camera for educational institutions, announces Dot™, the world’s smallest 360-degree panoramic video accessory for the iPhone 4. Dot lets the iPhone capture immersive, fully navigable, panoramic video in real-time – users can share with friends from the phone, as well as on social networks like Facebook and Twitter, or even streamed live online using Kogeto’s SaaS-based web platform.

Put the Camera Down. Enjoy the Party.

Weighing just 15-grams, Kogeto’s Dot is an accessory for the iPhone’s camera lens and requires no additional battery power or memory beyond stardard camera use. Dot is made out of durable and lightweight polycarbonate plastic and has a slim profile, allowing the custom optic to automatically align with the built-in iPhone 4 camera without adding significant bulk to the iPhone’s sleek design. Aesthetically elegant, minimalist and unobtrusive; even the most particular iPhone 4 users can leave Dot permanantly attached.

“We wanted to give users a way to capture their environment that simply isn’t possible with an ordinary camera,” said Jeff Glasse, CEO of Kogeto. “Dot is not only sleek and easy to use, it puts a whole new kind of video capture into the hands of everyday people.”

Dot is manufactured in the U.S. and is available for presale on Kickstarter for $99.

Share the World around You

Dot comes paired with a companion iPhone application, Looker™, which integrates directly with Kogeto’s SaaS web platform. Together with Kogeto.com, Looker provides the Dot user with a complete ecosystem to shoot, browse and share panoramic videos.

Also, because all iPhone 4s come equipped with an internal compass and gyroscope, Looker can intuitively learn the position and orientation of that iPhone at the time of capture. When two or more Dots are in one location, Looker can link videos from those Dot users together, allowing a viewer to jump from one perspective to another at the same event.

Looker will be offered free-of-charge on Apple’s App Store; some advanced features, however, will be provided on a subscription-basis, at a price yet to be determined.


Founded in 2010, Kogeto, LLC designs and manufactures Lucy and Dot, the world’s most advanced panoramic video cameras. Kogeto’s Lucy technology was developed with the participation of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and is currently used in hundreds of schools around the country. Dot represents the next step in Kogeto’s mission to put panoramic video technology in the hands of as many people as possible. Kogeto’s products are manufactured in the United States. Additional information can be found at, http://www.kogeto.com