Today computer manufacturer Acer has been holding a special showcase event called Next@Acer. As you’d expect from the company there’s been plenty of laptop and PC focused announcements with some surprise reveals as well. Acer is now entering the burgeoning 360-degree camera market with its own vision, the Holo 360.
For Holo 360 the company has taken a completely different route to those of its rivals like Samsung Gear 360, Insta360 or Ricoh for example. The Holo 360 doesn’t connect to a smart device to provide a screen or controls, everything is built-in. Described in the presentation as a ‘swiss army knife’, the camera does all the processing, editing, and sharing, with a touchscreen, Wi-Fi and 4G LTE available, so users could even use it to make calls. It should also connect to services like Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.
Acer hasn’t yet released the exact specifications for the Holo 360, so details such as battery life, storage capacity and lens quality are still unknown. With a device that looks as big as the Holo 360 – almost resembling a smartphone – the likelihood of some decent internal memory is promising.
Availability and price are two more aspects Acer has kept quiet on. While the product will likely launch in the next few months, where the company aims the market price at will be crucial. Most consumer focused 360-degree cameras seem to hover around the £200 – £350 price point, if Acer go any higher than that it’s going to hit the prosumer market like the Vuze VR Camera.
As VRFocus learns more about the Holo 360, we’ll bring you further details