Poll: do you care about 360-degree cameras?

Poll: do you care about 360-degree cameras?
Yesterday, Andy Rubin's new company — Essential — finally revealed the Essential Phone. A contemporary flagship through and through, with top-of-the-line hardware, titanium and ceramic build, an all-screen front, and even a courageously missing headphone jack. What else could one ask for? (water resistance would be nice)

One of the Essential Phone's special features is its module port — you've got a magnetic connector on the back, which will accept Essential accessories with a click. And, at launch, we've got two of those — a 360-degree camera and a charging dock.

So, about that former accessory — the company definitely makes a big deal out of it. It's portable, it doesn't need a battery as it is powered by the phone, it's supposed to be high-quality, and will only set you back an extra $50 if you order it with the Phone right now. Mr. Rubin and co. talk the camera up enthusiastically. And while we agree that it looks like an awesome little gadget, we are still unsure whether users care about 360-degree footage all that much.

Last year, we ran a poll to ask what you think about spherical cameras. We thought we'd redo it and see how people feel them now, a year after. Well... vote ahead!

Are you interested in a 360-degree camera?

I have one / planning to buy one!
15.49%
Might buy one if it's affordable, but don't care much about them.
33.33%
Nope.
51.18%

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4 Comments

1. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1559; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

I like 360 photos, work great for showing off places, but not nearly as useful as a standard camera.

2. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Nope....

3. Metropolis75

Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

It's cool tech for sure. I just don't see myself using one.

4. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

I like the idea actually...takes pictures and video to a level of interaction that was previously impossible.

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