Sunglasses that record 360 degree videos get crowdfunded

(Image courtesy ORBI Prime.)
(Image courtesy ORBI Prime.)

The Orbi  sunglasses, which film 360-degree videos, have just reached their crowdfunding goal. The glasses raised $88,568 from 269 Indiegogo backers in just a week, and there are still three weeks to go if you’re interested in helping the company reach its stretch goals.

The light-weight, water-resistant glasses connect wirelessly to a smartphone to easily film and share 360-degree videos. All the stiching and conversions are done automatically by the apps, and users can immediately post them to YouTube. Built-in batteries and storage allow for up to 90 minutes of shooting.

Early backers will be able to get the glasses for $350 a pair, which is about in line with the current crop of consumer-grade 360-degree cameras like the 360fly and the Samsung Gear 360.

 

Features

(Image courtesy ORBI Prime.)
(Image courtesy ORBI Prime.)

The ORBI Prime sunglasses have two front-facing cameras and two rear-facing cameras and come in five colors.

“The video is captured and stored on the eyeglasses, and then stitched with a phone app,” Orbi spokesperson Scott Hughes told Hypergrid Business.

Each of the lenses has a field of view of 170 degrees field of view with stabilization added during post-processing.

 

(Image courtesy ORBI Prime.)
(Image courtesy ORBI Prime.)

David Kariuki

David Kariuki is a technology journalist who has a wide range of experience reporting about modern technology solutions. A graduate of Kenya's Moi University, he also writes for Cleanleap, and has previously worked for Resources Quarterly and Construction Review. Email him at [email protected].