GOLE 360 Video Camera Review & 360 Degrees Videos Desktop Experiments

GOLE has designed GOLE 360 video camera to connect to your smartphone via its micro USB, or USB type C port, and let you shot 360 degrees videos or photos.  The company has sent me a review sample with a USB type C port in order to test it with Vernee Apollo Lite Android smartphone. I’ve spent about two days playing with it, so I’ll report my experience with the 360° camera, and my attempts at playing the videos back on my computer. GOLE 360 Unboxing The camera is sent in a white retail box with “Micro USB” or “Type C” option, and as requested I got the latter. The camera comes with a pouch, a useful user’s manual in English, and a USB to USB type C cable. I did not use the latter since I instead charge the camera with my phone’s power adapter and cable. One side of device comes with a wide angle camera and the …

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GOLE360 360 Degrees Video Camera Works with Android Smartphones and in Standalone Mode

GOLE is better known for their mini PC tablet combos like GOLE1 and GOLE1 Plus, but the company is about to launch GOLE360 360 Degree Panorama VR Action Camera looking very similar to Insta360 Nano camera, but instead of being designed for iPhones, they made is for Android smartphones with either a micro USB port, or a USB type C port. GOLE360 camera specifications: SoC – InfoTM C23 32-bit processor @ up to 600MHz with 128MB RAM on-chip Storage – micro SD slot up to 128GB Camera 4 MP sensor Camera lens: aperture F2.4,  focuses: Efl 0.94, angle: 210o Video – H.264/MOV up to 1920×[email protected] /1472×[email protected] Photo – JPEG @ 3008×1504 /1920×960 USB – 1x micro USB 2.0 port, or 1x USB 2.0 type C port depending on model Battery – 3.7V/800mAh Dimensions – 11.68 x 3.7 x 2.2cm The camera runs Linux 3.10. This is not the first 360 degree camera for Android smartphone, and we’ve covered Insta360 Air …

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InfoTM C23 Processor is Designed for Camera Applications Including 360 Degrees Video Cameras

InfoTM (aka InfoTMIC) is a Shanghai based fabless silicon vendor established in 2008, and while I wrote about their iMAPx15 tablet processor a few years ago, you’d be forgotten if you’ve never heard about the company. One of their latest solution is InfoTM C23 processor designed for camera applications ranging from sports camera to car DVR and 360° / 720° cameras. InfoTM 23 specifications: CPU – 32-bit processor up to 600MHz Memory – Integrated 1Gb (128 MB) DRAM; supports 32-bit DDR2 / DDR3 / LPDDR2 533MHz Storage – SPI NOR Flash support “GPU”/ISP – ISP engine supporting up to 5MP sensors, 3D noise reduction, EIS, fish eyes, face recognition and other functions Video Processor – Full HD 1080p 30fps H.264 hardware decoding; 1080p 30fps H.264 hardware encoding Camera interfaces – ITU 601/656 & MIPI CSI Display Interface  – RGB888 / I80 display interface Audio – I2S / PCM input and output Connectivity – 10/100M Ethernet MAC I could not find …

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InfoTMIC iMAPx15 Dual Cortex-A5 SoC To Power $35 Android Tablets

InfoTMIC has recently launched the iMAPx15 SoC featuring 2 Cortex A5 and a Mali-400 GPU. Infotmic iMAPx15 is a low cost version of iMAPx820 that is cost optimized for tablets, and lacks features such as SATA and GPS. Charbax interviewed InfoTMIC marketing director at CES 2013, where they discussed the new processor, and showcased a 7″ Android 4.1 tablet powered by iMAPx15 that is said to cost just $35. The device is not sold on Chinese websites yet, so I could not confirm this claim. At first, I thought it would be  unlikely to be the retail price, but there are some 7″ Android tablets selling for about $40 on Aliexpress (Update: The sellers at this price don’t have feedback, so those could be scams). So the $35 price tag could either be the unit price for 1K orders or the retail price in China. iMAPx15 is not listed on the company website, but I could still gather the specs …

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Diyomate A5 Dual Core Android Set-Top Box Powered by Infotmic iMAPx820 Processor

I’ve been tipped off about a new Android set-top box – Diyomate A5 Dual Core – that features Infotmic iMAPx820 dual core A5 SoC @ 1 GHz with Mali-400 GPU, 1 GB RAM & 4 GB Flash, and runs Android 4.0.3. Here are the specs of this media player: SoC – Infotmic 820 dual Cortex-A5 + dual core Mali-400 GPU System Memory – 1GB DDR3 Storage – 4GB  NAND Flash + SD card socket Video Output – HDMI and composite Audio Output – HDMI and Stereo audio output Video Codecs – H.263, MPEG1/2, MPEG-ASP, MPEG-AVC(H.264), VC-1, RV, AVS, MJPEG/JPEG, VP8, MVC, VP6(FLV), ETC Audio Codecs  – MP3, WMA, M4A (AAC), WAV, OGG, LPCM, FLAC, AC3 and DTS Connectivity: Ethernet – 10/100Mbps Wi-FI – 802.11 b/g/n USB – 2x USB 2.0 Host ports Power supply – 5V/2A AC Adaptor Dimension – 98*98*20 mm Weight – 160 grams Beside featuring 2 Cortex A5 cores up to 1.2 GHz and a Mali 400MP GPU up to 400 …

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