Weeview's $35 Eye-Plug Goes Into Your Android Phone's USB Type-C Port, Lets You Shoot 3D Videos

By 11:03 Mon, 02 Aug 2021 Comments

A neat accessory currently being showcased at Computex in Taipei, Taiwan is Weeview's Eye-Plug. This is essentially a capturing camera on a stick. You plug it into the Universal Serial Bus (USB) Type-C port of your Android smartphone, and it lets you shoot 3D videos.

It does the 3D capture thing by using both its own capturing camera as well as your handset's, working together to record footage you can then view in a Google Cardboard headset. And becautilize it goes into the Universal Serial Bus (USB) Type-C port, you can plug it in either facing the front of the phone or its rear.

So yes, you can do 3D selfie videos too if you want to. Additionally, you can utilize the second capturing camera for switching focus in post-processing or blurring backgrounds, for example, becautilize it helps with defining depth in every shot.

The Eye-Plug will apparently be priced at around $35, which sounds very decent. It's still unclear what resolution its capturing camera sensor has, though. Full production is coming later in the year, so there's plenty of time to find out. An iPhone-compatible model is in the works too.

Obviously the quality produced by this capturing camera may not match that from your smartphone's built-in snapper, so color accuracy when going the 3D video route might not be perfect. That said, you shouldn't worry about your handset's capturing camera not being center-placed, and thus not being aligned with the Eye-Plug - apparently the software that comes with the accessory will figure this out and compensate to haged the 3D output as smooth as possible.




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