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A 360-Degree Camera for the iPhone

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Insta360 announces a solution for customers wanting to shoot 360-degree video on the iPhone-- the Nano, a pocket-size camera attachment.

Insta360 NanoThe Nano shoots 360-video through a pair of front- and rear-facing 210-degree fish-eye lens cameras. It connects to the bottom of the iPhone via Lightning port, meaning one needs to hold the phone upside-down in order to shoot video.

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iXpand Boosts iPhone Storage, Battery

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SanDisk announces the iXpand-- an iPhone 6 and 6s case series promising to expand storage by either 32, 64 or 128GB while adding durable protection.

iXpand The storage connects to the smartphone via Lightning port. A companion app allows users to set camera roll storage directly to the case, and content protection is ensure via password and migration to SecureAccess Windows/Mac software.

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WD Claims Fastest 256GB microSD Card

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Western Digital claims the 256GB SanDisk Extreme microSDXC UHS-I card is the fastest microSD card in its class, making it ideal for 4K video recording.

SanDisk cardAccording to the company the card holds up to "14 hours of 4K UD video," while transfer speeds of up to 100MB/s make easy work of transferring large files to PCs. Write speeds are also speedy at 90MB/s.

Also launched by WD is a slightly slower card-- the SanDisk Ultra microSDXC UHS-I card Premium Edition. Described as a 256GB card optimised for mainstream consumers, it offers maximum transfer speeds of 95MB/s and enough space for over 24 hours of HD video.

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Fujifilm Updates Instax Share Mobile Printer

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Fujifilm announces the Instax Share SP-2-- a sequel to the company's portable instant film printer described as faster, more reliable and offering more customisation options.

Instax Share SP-2Instax Share printers are able to produce Polaroid-style instant prints from photographs from either mobile phones or compatible cameras. Fujifilm promises the SP-2 is faster and quieter than the previous version, with a laser exposure system allowing it to print 320-dpi resolution photos in 10 seconds.

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How to Add Thermal Imaging to Smartphones

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Customers wanting to add thermal imaging capabilities to their smartphones now have a means to do so with the CompactPRO, the first in a line of miniature add-on IR cameras.

CompactproAccording to maker Seek Thermal the CompactPRO is the first thermal imaging camera built for smartphone use to feature 76800 measurement pixels and a 320x240 thermal sensor array. The device weighs just 14g and it simply plugs in the smartphone in question.

A companion app providing a choice of thermal levels, different colour palettes, a choice of 16:9 or 4:3 aspect ratios and 7 user modes.

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