The Kogeto Dot is a clip-on attachment that let's you easily create 360-degree interactive videos with your iPhone 4/4s. When you want to shoot a video, clip the Dot onto your iPhone, launch the free Dot app and start recording. When you stop, the video can be uploaded and shared on the Kogeto website as a dotspot, or emailed, tweeted or posted on Facebook.
The Kogeto Dot uses a special convex mirror that allows the iPhone camera to “see” in 360 degrees. The resulting video uses a special player that lets the viewer swipe from side to side to change the direction they are viewing while the video is playing. You can probably imagine a number of fun and creative ways to use this. Here's a couple examples:
The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue
On the Chair Lift at Bear Mountain
Want to Win a Kogeto Dot?
Kogeto Dot started as a Kickstarter project, and now they are available in the Apple Stores (among other retail locations). I was one of the backers of the project, and I've got an extra Kogeto Dot that I'll be giving away here on BigBlueBall in February. Watch the announcement, and check back to learn how you can start creating your own 360-degree videos.
I've been using my Kogeto Dot to record the view from various peaks on my hiking site – SoCalHiker.net. You could use it for real estate, action sports, group videos (i.e. Happy Birthday from the gang) and so much more.
Want it now? You can order the Kogeto Dot today from Amazon (an affiliate link that helps support BigBlueBall).