Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 Review | WhatGear

Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 Review | WhatGear

The Kodak Pixpro 4KVR360 Camera is the ideal gift for techies! Also for those of you who love to live adventurous lifestyles. This product is so easy to use no matter what age you are. If you're interested in photography then Orbit4K360 will give your photos a whole new angle...360 degrees to be exact. Check out this WhatGear full review

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Have you heard of 4K? What about 48K... Check it out here

So Sony are out pioneering once again with another WORLDS FIRST. This time they have managed to harness the power of 12 Xperia Z5 Smartphones & 8 well known instagrammers to put together this unique video.

All this took place at the Rise Ski & Snowboard Festival in Grenoble, home to the largest skiable glacier in Europe. 

The Xperia Z5 has many attributes but SONY put a key focus on its Camera tech. With super fast auto focus, X5 Digital zoom at the disposal, the well known instagrammers put the Z5 to the test...Not sure why I wasn't invited though.

Instagrammers who took part included - @akusepp, @le_petit_francais,@christianmcld, @mesvoyagesaparis, @s_timmung,@ahtlaqdmm, @peppyhere and @berriestagram. 

So here it is the Worlds First 48K 360 video. There is only one problem. YouTube will not allow a video upload of 48K. Which means SONY had no option other than to upload in 4K, which is far more than ok by todays standards. I'm sure one day when 48K becomes the norm we will see this video in its entirety. For now check this out and don't forget to use the little arrows in the top corner to look around .

Also if you're interested in seeing how I got on with the Xperia Z5 on my mission to Google HQ London. You can check this video out. Xperia Z5 Vs Oneplus 2 - Camera Test . It was a good day and a fun little experiment.

Ever wondered how the Oneplus 2 camera compares to the Xperia Z5...? * If you enjoy this video hit subscribe and you will be one of the Finest Subscribers known to Mankind! In this review you will see me testing the two handsets video, audio and photographic features in bright light and low light scenarios.


Merge VR Review - Virtual Reality Super Vision

Powered by your smartphone which some say is more powerful than the computers that sent a rocket to the moon. Well at least that's what I heard.

The Merge VR offers you a symbiotic experience when combined with your incredibly smart phone that takes you out of this world... and into the world of VR.

The Merge VR is beautifully presented in a hard casing. On the front of the box it states for 14years + and they would have gotten away without putting it on there if wasn't for you meddling kids. On the back we have lots of product information and key features.

First impressions of the Merge is that that its actually quite surprising. At a glance it looks like rigid plastic, but it isn't. It is in fact its made from a soft touch foam which makes is quite flexible, durable, easy to clean and arguably the most comfortably VR headset known to mankind!..to date.

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Also Merge have left space for headphone wires or even your charge cable. As well as a removable door to allow you to utilise Augmented Reality. What is that I hear you say? Watch my video on the MS Hololens to find out. Inside this visor you will see two high quality adjustable lenses. That can be calibrated perfectly so you can get precisely the perfect picture for your pupils.

I have to say when viewing VR with Merge the lenses are so good that if you're watching a less than HD quality video. You can see every individual pixel. 4K 360 videos will look stunning. But if you fancy a laugh watch me trying to start a German Mexican wave in 360 outside the Gamescom in Germany 2015.

The Merge Vr comes with an additional support strap that fits over the top of your head in case you have a particularly heavy smartphone like my oneplus 2 . Also you can get your hands on a Wii style wireless remote as an optional extra that brings you hands into play. I just want to say a big thank you to Merge VR and our friends from Virtual Umbrella for hooking this up. If you're working on anything VR related hit them up! they’ll help you out and might make you a cup of tea.

So if you're looking for maybe the most most comfortable, durable, affordable VR headset. Designed with to fit pretty much any smartphone inside and delivers a VR experience that will blow your mind.You should check out the Merge VR and that won't be problem. If you're under 14 you better ask an adult for super-vision.

On 27th August/2015 The GamesMaster & AV Dave headed to the VR in a Bar event hosted by @VirtualUmbrella. The event brought together some of the finest minds in the VR industry together...in bar. WhatGear were there and filmed the entire event. This is a round up video of Round 2 of VR in a Bar.

Despite being shutdown and denied press entrance to the Gamescom 2015 event. The GamesMaster & AV Dave managed to get their hands on with probably the most anticipated device at the show! The HTC Vive did not fail to surprise AV Dave...watch how he got on inside the booth and what he made of this epic new Virtual Reality device.

Check out the future of VR Gaming in this WhatGear preview. See why this is named after the god of dreams. twitch.tv/superfrancis27 don't forget to subscribe and let me know what you think.

A ground breaking new technology from Microsoft! Up until now this was almost unheard of. The future looks very interesting....and even more interesting through the Hololens....check it out!








Virtual Reality tour of THE WHITE HOUSE - Take a look around

Step into 2015 Holidays at the White House with the first ever 360 virtual tour.

TAKE A TOUR OF LONDON IN 360 VIDEO

So you might have seen our #360video / video's the we put out. You might also we wondering exactly how to use them? well join the GamesMaster (Troy) from WhatGear as he explains all.

PLAYSTATION VR - VR WhatGear

Check out the future of VR Gaming in this WhatGear preview. See why this is named after the god of dreams. twitch.tv/superfrancis27 don't forget to subscribe and let me know what you think.

The Gamesmaster & AV Dave were in attendance at the Gamescom 2015 in Cologne, Germany. Where they got to get a test run on the latest version of the Project Morpheous VR headset...Let me say now it was awesome! check out this exclusive interview with Toby from the Playstation team.

Despite being shutdown and denied press entrance to the Gamescom 2015 event. The GamesMaster & AV Dave managed to get their hands on with probably the most anticipated device at the show! The HTC Vive did not fail to surprise AV Dave...watch how he got on inside the booth and what he made of this epic new Virtual Reality device.

Check out how the Vive matched up against the SONY Project Morpheous. On the epic road back from the @Gamescom 2015 in Germany. The GamesMaster & AV Dave stopped of in Brussels to go in search of the finest waffles known to man. However they forgot to put enough money in the car parking meter.

Samsung - VR Web Browser

SAMSUNG are set to launch a new VR browser. The devices currently supported are Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 edge, Galaxy S6 edge+, Galaxy Note 4 and Galaxy Note5 with Gear VR.

This new browser will allow to import your bookmarks, stream 360 videos straight from the internet. WHATGEAR 360 VIDEOS. Select pages and navigation on screen buttons using your eyes gaze.

However there is a downside to converting the world wide web into VR. You will lose some picture quality. With that said VR is certainly more captivating than sitting in front of a boring old monitor. What so you think?

Check out how the Vive matched up against the SONY Project Morpheous. On the epic road back from the @Gamescom 2015 in Germany. The GamesMaster & AV Dave stopped of in Brussels to go in search of the finest waffles known to man. However they forgot to put enough money in the car parking meter.

Despite being shutdown and denied press entrance to the Gamescom 2015 event. The GamesMaster & AV Dave managed to get their hands on with probably the most anticipated device at the show! The HTC Vive did not fail to surprise AV Dave...watch how he got on inside the booth and what he made of this epic new Virtual Reality device.

Google Jump - First 6 Videos

So as you might know if your subscribed to WhatGear. We create a fair bit of 360 content. Which we capture using the Pixpro Kodak SP360. 

A while back we heard about the Google Jump which basically tethers together 17 GoPros. We applief to be one of the pioneers for this new tech. Unfortunately we were shutdown/denied. So anyway I've been keeping an eye out for this and here it is. Some of the worlds first 360 video footage from Google Jump.

While the scenary is quite impressive. I have to say some of the stuff we've done with our Kodak is definitely more fun. What did you think of the videos?

If you have the time, check out some WhatGear 360 content.

The first video on our 360 Video playlist is how to use 360 videos. If you want to watch the 360 videos using the gyroscope or cardboard. Follow this link WhatGear 360 Video Playlist