Pixeet reckons what your handset needs is a fish eye. The snap-on lens comes with an iPhone case to which it mounts magnetically, as well as a special Pixeet App that lets you create and share full 360 degree panoramas in seconds! You no longer need specialized training to create top-shelf professional panorama, stick our iPhone miniaturized fisheye lens and let Pixeet do the work!
Unlike the Kickstarter kit that captures 360-degree shots with four cameras, Pixeet's device has only one camera so you must rotate around and capture multiple shots. When you have your four shots ready, fire up a free iPhone or iPad app which stitches them all together to form a nice-looking 360-degree panorama images. Examples and a video tour right below. The product will set you back $49, which includes the case and lens.
Pixeet also provides a version of the product for the iPhone 3G or 3GS.
The resulting pictures can be shared via your Facebook profile, Google+ galleries or any other method, or uploaded directly to a Pixeet account and viewed there.
Video recording is also supported (though doesn't get stitched together as with stills) so that you can fit more of the scene into the frame at any one time.
There are examples (see the embedded gallery belwo), which you can drag around to explore the scene, and despite the limitations of the iPhone 4's 5-megapixel camera, the end result - even in full-screen - is surprisingly good.
Cases for the iPhone 3G/3GS and iPhone 4 are available, each priced at $49 complete with the Pixeet lens.
The company also says they will release a version of the iOS panorama creation app for Android and Blackberry in September.
Here's the Pixeet's demo gallery:
Watch Pixeet's in action in the video below:
You can go and created a free account with Pixeet.