ALLie 720-Degree Camera Kills Selfie, Turns Lens On Self
There will come a day when humanity will tire of looking at itself. Until then, most people want to see as much as possible. Everything. No blind spots. Behold the ALLie, a camera that captures full 720-degree (360 x 360) video. Produced by close circuit security camera manufacturer IC Realtech, it's marketed as a home security device that also captures immersive video, which can be viewed via smartphone, tablet and virtual reality headset.
That's right — the ALLie enables you to create and star in your own virtual and augmented reality content. What's a selfie compared to a 720-degree video of you and everything happening around you in virtual 3D? A relic, that's what.
The ALLie consists of two back-to-back fisheye lenses that create a full spherical image and provide a viewer with the experience of standing in a location in real time. The 8-megapixel camera captures up to 16 hours of high resolution (2048 x 2048) video footage that can be stored or live-streamed via companion cloud service. At $599, the ALLie's not cheap — but that 720-degree view of the party you're at the heart of, presumably, is worth it.