Today we review Pixeet, Panorama kit and 180° Fisheye lens for iPhone, a japanese gadget for iPhone with its iPhone app. The main advantage of Pixeet is to be a solution that allows you to make spherical panoramas 360 degrees in only 4 photos! In short, Pixeet consists of a magnetic iPhone case, a 180 ° fisheye lenses which is placed on it, and a dedicated application for managing, manipulating and sharing your spherical panoramas.
Some examples of spherical 360° panoramas made ??with Pixeet (click on thumbnails to open the player):
In the box we find the iPhone case (for iPhone 3G or iPhone 4 depending on model chosen), Fisheye lens, a small pouch to store the lens, a strap to attach to the case and even a fixing solution for those who will not use the case.
180° Fisheye lens, aluminum and glass, is perfectly suited to the case through a magnet system, and holds in place. The lens is very good and seems very sturdy. Therefore lots of fun to take photos and videos with the fisheye effect…
But where Pixeet goes further is that it offers a free application to support its Panorama kit. The Pixeet application once downloaded and registered your account, you can choose between two panorama creation mode:
- 180 ° ultra wide-angle picture: a single picture is sufficient, the application then rework your photo to mitigate the distortions of fisheye and deliver you a very good wide-angle picture .
- 360 ° spherical panorama: the most impressive, you just have to take 4 pictures by turning clockwise to make a spherical panorama! You can then either save it as a picture in your iPhone, or upload it on Pixeet website, which then allows you to share your panorama by email, twitter, facebook, etc.. The panorama is visible as the example above, through a flash module.
The application also allows you to watch your spherical panorama on your phone, and even move into it in augmented reality thanks to the gyroscope.
In short, Pixeet is a great japanese gadget for the iPhone for panorama and fisheye fans. Operation is very simple and the accessory is very good. It is really fun to complete 360 ° or 180 ° panoramas in only 4 photos, or simply playing with the fisheye effect provided by the lens (just great for video!).
The website : Pixeet