Sphere has teamed up with Motrr (the company behind Kickstarter darling Galileo) to soon deliver one of the easiest, affordable and high quality spherical recording solutions in the industry. This great addition to the Motrr offering —and the Sphere app — will provide a tightly integrated and truly revolutionary experience.
Using the Sphere app – with Motrr's Galileo robotic pan-and-tilt gimbal dock – iPhone users will soon gain even more utility from the already versatile Galileo; an easy way to view and share immersive, spherical panoramas via the Sphere app and online at theSphere.com. The Sphere app enables mobile devices to become movable windows into this content, responding as you point your phone or tablet up/down/left/right.
"Pairing Galileo with Sphere means we can simplify the recording experience while eliminating virtually all parallax," said Sphere Founder and CEO Charles Armstrong. "Real estate agents, hotels, vacation rentals and destinations will soon have access to one of the easiest – yet highest quality – spherical recording solutions."
"The Motrr + Sphere union of breakthrough hardware and software delivers easy spherical photography to the masses," said Motrr Co-Founder JoeBen Bevirt. "We're really excited to add such a valuable additional feature to Galileo so quickly."
The option to record a sphere – using the Galileo paired with the Sphere app – will be available November 2013. [Save 10 percent when you use this promo code – motrrsphere – and pre-order by 10/31/13.]
Sphere and Motrr will be supporting recording from Apple iPhone 4s and iPhone 5.
Video: Motrr Galileo robotic iPhone dock (courtesy of Motrr)
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- QTVR Diary – Galileo + Sphere Review | Video | Sample Sphere (9/17/13)
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- TUAW – Motrr Galileo Robotic iPhone Mount to Finally Ship in November (10/3/13)
- MacNews – Motrr Galileo Robotic Platform for the iPhone Available Next Month (10/3/13)
- Technology Tell – Pre-Order the Motrr Galileo Robotic Platform for iPhone (10/3/13)
- Imaging Resource – Good news, iPhoneographers: Motrr's Awesome Remote-Controlled Galileo iPhone Mount Ships Soon! (10/3/13)
- TrustedNerd – Motrr Galileo, a Revolutionary Robotic Platform for iPhone Available November 2013 – Pre-Order Now (10/3/13)
- YourTechReport – Take 360º Panoramas with the Motrr Galileo for iPhone (10/7/13)
- CoolestGadgets.com – Motrr Galileo Bluetooth and Galileo 30-pin for iPhone pre-orders are now available (10/7/13)
- Kickstarter (Motrr) – Production Update | Sphere (8/30/13)
- Kickstarter (Motrr) – Motrr + Sphere Teaming Up Announced (8/11/13)
- Kickstarter (Motrr) – Galileo and Spherical Panoramas (7/27/13)