LONDON, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
Smartphone accessory allows you to take high-res 360º photographs
Today the BubblePod, a smartphone accessory that creates flawless 360º images in seconds, has quickly reached its funding goal on Kickstarter thanks to 997 strong backers with 12 days remaining. Now available at £20, the BubblePod captures the entire scene around you with perfect high-res 360º media.
The BubblePod is a stylish clockwork turntable that easily grips and rotates your smartphone, whilst the accompanying free BubblePix App works with your smartphone camera to create a beautiful high-res 360º photograph. With total funding now secured before the end of the 30-day period, BubblePix can focus on delivering to their backers in October along with some exciting stretch goals. The team has already announced a wide-angle camera lens stretch goal, which can pair with the BubblePod for incredible 360º x 125º image capture and takes images such as this.
Tom Lawton, Inventor of the BubblePod, explains: "People are increasingly using their smartphones rather than traditional cameras, and the BubblePod gives you those high quality images without having to break the bank. We are astounded by the positive response, and it's fantastic that we've hit our funding target so quickly. A massive thank you to every one who has backed, supported and given us your feedback, we could not have done it without you".
Whether you're out with friends, photographing a property for potential buyers, or travelling around the world, the BubblePod's lightweight and portable design provides an exciting way to capture the world around you. The BubblePod's base even features a wine bottle insert mount - ideal for those 'round the dinner table' moments - and the app records an audio clip to totally capture the atmosphere of a scene.
"When stitching apps create panoramic photos", explains Pete Corke, Head of Business at BubblePix, "they do so by merging together the separate images as you pan across a scene. But it's not possible to keep your phone exactly level as you do so; creating an inherent variation in the final image. The BubblePod keeps the rotation perfectly level, and uses multiple high-resolution frames for perfect full 360º every time".
The BubblePod is compatible with the latest iPhone, Android and BlackBerry smartphones, and the photos or "Bubbles" can be shared with friends on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Its smooth mechanical rotation results from one simple turn of the device and the sleek, pocket-sized design means that you never have to miss a photograph opportunity.
The BubblePod can be used with the existing free BubblePix app, available on iPhone, Android and BlackBerry 10. It's the same App that already supports the BubbleScope, meaning that BubblePod backers will benefit from the features already being used by BubbleScope customers by sharing the same existing app.
- Universal silicon phone grip can hold a wide variety of smartphones
- No batteries and no noise
- Universal tripod mount in base is rubberized for maximum grip to surfaces
- "Bubbles" captured can also record a scene for posterity, promotion or formal record. Walking behind the smartphone as it spins means you avoid being a part of the image
The BubblePix App: and bubblepix.com Features:
- The BubblePix app can record an audio clip with the Bubble
- The BubblePix app is free. It can be downloaded to multiple devices but synched to a single user/company account
- BubblePix user accounts can store Bubbles both privately and publicly
- Images can be exported as standard flat JPEG images for your photo library
- Using the embed code feature, Bubbles can be embedded in your website along with the immersive web viewer
- All Bubbles are geocoded, so you can create your own Google Streetview (ideal for small businesses looking to increase their Google search rankings)
You can still pre-order the BubblePod on its Kickstarter page here.
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Notes to Editors:
The BubblePod Kickstarter Video can be found at here
High-resolution screenshots, logos and headshots can be found at here
For more information please visit here
About BubblePix Ltd
BubblePix is a startup founded in 2011 by Tom Lawton and supporting business partners. The BubblePix team is made up from a core of best in class British technologists, designers, developers and engineers who are on a mission to produce high-fidelity mobile 360º imaging solutions for the mass market, with the infrastructure and strategic partnerships in place to enable global supply and support for a high-tech product in the fast-paced industry of consumer electronics.