This Device Lets Users Create Virtual Reality Videos with Their Phone

By: Katherine Pendrill - Sep 30, 2015
References: kickstarter & engadget
'Shot' is a smartphone application that allows users to create virtual reality videos with their phone. Although virtual reality technology has become more widely accessible, it is still out of reach for the average consumer. This device allows more people to experiment with virtual reality.

Shot is a lens attachment that increases the field of view of a traditional smartphone camera. The lens transmits this information to an accompanying app that makes it easier for viewers to record and share virtual reality videos. The app interface is similar to Instagram or Vine in that it shows users immersive content from other viewers in real time. Users can explore the Shot app to find virtual content from users all over the world.

The lens attachment and accompanying app make it easier for the average consumer to create and share immersive content.