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Turn your iPhone into a 360-degree VR camera

Insta360 Nano

The Insta360 Nano could be just the answer if you're looking to capture 360-degree VR footage without breaking the bank.

Featuring dual 210-degree fisheye lenses either side of the slimline body (110 x 33 x 21mm), the Insta360 Nano lets you capture 360-degree video footage in 3K at a frame rate of 30fps, as well as 360-degree panoramic stills to boot.

Don't worry about faffing around stitching and editing footage either – the Nano does all that for you in real time. And rather than relying on a wireless connection to transmit data between your Nano and iPhone, the Nano is designed to attach directly to your iPhone (6, 6 Plus, 6S and 6S Plus) via the Lighting connector.

Insta360 Nano app

Doing this automatically launches the Insta360 Nano app, making it possible to live-stream whatever you're up to. Whether that's doing something cool like jumping out of a plane, or perhaps something more mundane like putting the bins out, that's up to you.

The app also provides simple one-click uploads of videos and stills to your Facebook or Twitter accounts. The Nano features a microSD card slot supporting up to 64GB cards, and a 800mAh battery.

The Insta360 Nano is available now in the US for $199, with pre-orders being taken in the UK, where it's priced at £199.

Phil Hall

Phil Hall is an experienced writer and editor having worked on some of the largest photography magazines in the UK, and now edit the photography channel of TechRadar, the UK's biggest tech website and one of the largest in the world. He has also worked on numerous commercial projects, including working with manufacturers like Nikon and Fujifilm on bespoke printed and online camera guides, as well as writing technique blogs and copy for the John Lewis Technology guide.