Several companies such as Freedom360, 360Heros, Kolor and GoPro, develop mounts and frames that hold several GoPro cameras (from 6 to 16, Hero3/3+/4) to record videos that can be stitched via software into a full spherical 360° video, compatible with 360° video platforms (YouTube 360, Facebook, etc.). Cameras are controlled via the GoPro Wi-Fi remote.
Ricoh Theta S is a camera that records 360° spherical images and videos using two back-to-back 12-megapixel fisheye lenses. The lenses snap two separate 180° pictures that are stitched together within the camera to create a full 360° view.
The Kodak SP360 4K is a portable action camera with wide-angle shooting and burst mode (up to 10 frames per second) designed to make 360° VR videos, time-lapse footages, and 4K definition pictures. Its battery works from one hour up to two hours and a half.
ArtBeat Virtual Reality is a creative agency that develops VR apps compatible with Google Cardboard.
HoloLens is an augmented reality viewer developed by Microsoft to display computer-generated content (images, animations and holograms) on top of the real world environment.
Giroptic 360cam is an action camera that records 360° content in time lapse, photo burst, or video mode and automatically stitches captured content together with its real-time image fusion process. Therefore users can live-stream or share stitched content online directly from their camera. A micro-SD card is required for storage.
YouTube 360 is a channel of the video platform that enables users to post and watch 360° videos assuming they have the latest version of Chrome, Opera, Firefox, or Internet Explorer on their computer and the latest version of the YouTube app on their smartphone. 360° YouTube videos can also be watched with Google Cardboard through the YouTube app.
The British company Blippar developed Cardio VR, which is a virtual reality game, accessible via a smartphone app and compatible with VR viewers such as View Master, Fibrum, Homido, Lakento, Archos, Durovis and Google Cardboard.
Google Cardboard is a virtual reality headset, initially launched by Google and copied by many companies, that is made of cardboard, two 40mm lenses, a magnetic push button to trigger in-app actions, Velcro band, and a dedicated space behind the lenses to insert a smartphone into. The Cardboard uses the magnetic push button to establish communication with the smartphone.