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Back in 2012, the first iteration of Cycloramic launched, using the vibration motor in the iPhone 5 to capture hands-free 360 degree video. When balanced on a flat surface, the vibration motor allowed the phone to spin on its own, a capability that also worked for the iPhone 5s, as it shared the same design as the iPhone 5.

The iPhone 6, however, has rounded edges that prevent the Cycloramic app from working in the same way -- it's no longer possible to balance the phone on its edge, allowing it to spin freely. The Cycloramic team has come up with an innovative solution to enable 360 hands-free panoramic video on the iPhone 6, however, utilizing the power adapter that the two phones ship with.

As demonstrated in the above video, when the iPhone 6 is placed between the prongs of the power adapter that it ships with, the vibration motor is strong enough to spin it around, capturing 360 degree panoramic videos in landscape mode.
Just put your iPhone 6 on top of your power adapter on a smooth and level surface (granite, marble or wood desk) and it will automatically rotates 360 degrees using the phone's internal vibration motor. As it rotates, the phone takes multiple photos, instantaneously stitches them together, and generates a panoramic photo viewable in our immersive viewer.
The hands-free video mode is limited to the iPhone 6, unfortunately, and does not work with the larger-screened iPhone 6 Plus. Other app features, including a guided panorama mode and photo editing tools work with other devices, including the iPhone 6 Plus.

Cycloramic for iPhone 6 can be downloaded from the App Store for $1.99. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Cycloramic for iPhone 6 Captures 360-Degree Hands-Free Video Using Power Adapter for Support
 

SgtPepper12

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I have to say, that's pretty smart and creative. Unfortunately that does only work with the American adapters.
 
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nutmac

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While it's a neat idea, most people take panoramic photos in an outdoor setting where access to smooth and large enough surface on suitable height is extremely limited.
 
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Bhatu

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Instead, I would keep the phone on my head and turn around. :D
 
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VertexWolf

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Failed effort at trying to stay relevant. I would never put metal against metal or glass and chance a scratch.

If they were smart enough, they'd make a tiny plastic adapter for $9.99 w/ free shipping. But seriously, if you want really true smooth pans, you'll buy a 3rd party device.
 
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PeckhamBog

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I loved this app on my old 5.

So glad there's a rendition for the 6. Might have to get a spare plug to lug around with me.
 
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Tzerlag

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That's kind of cool. Pretty much useless to me personally, but kind of cool.

Anyone one know if it works IRL?
 
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Blorzoga

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Back in 2012, the first iteration of Cycloramic launched, using the vibration motor in the iPhone 5 to capture hands-free 360 degree video. When balanced on a flat surface, the vibration motor allowed the phone to spin on its own, a capability that also worked for the iPhone 5s, as it shared the same design as the iPhone 5.

The iPhone 6, however, has rounded edges that prevent the Cycloramic app from working in the same way -- it's no longer possible to balance the phone on its edge, allowing it to spin freely. The Cycloramic team has come up with an innovative solution to enable 360 hands-free panoramic video on the iPhone 6, however, utilizing the power adapter that the two phones ship with.

YouTube: video
As demonstrated in the above video, when the iPhone 6 is placed between the prongs of the power adapter that it ships with, the vibration motor is strong enough to spin it around, capturing 360 degree panoramic videos in landscape mode.The hands-free video mode is limited to the iPhone 6, unfortunately, and does not work with the larger-screened iPhone 6 Plus. Other app features, including a guided panorama mode and photo editing tools work with other devices, including the iPhone 6 Plus.

Cycloramic for iPhone 6 can be downloaded from the App Store for $1.99. [Direct Link]

Article Link: Cycloramic for iPhone 6 Captures 360-Degree Hands-Free Video Using Power Adapter for Support

What an utterly worthless app!
 
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Xenc

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Failed effort at trying to stay relevant. I would never put metal against metal or glass and chance a scratch.

Take your keys and run them over your iPhone 6 screen. Apply as much pressure as you want. See any scratches?

These devices are more durable than you think.
 
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