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Gear 360 finally available in U.S. stores

by Todd Haselton | October 17, 2016October 17, 2016 6:00 pm PST

The Gear 360 camera, Samsung’s 360-degree camera, is finally available to purchase from several U.S. retailers. The camera was unveiled earlier this year but hadn’t been easy to find in stores.

Samsung said AT&T, Best Buy, Sprint, U.S. Cellular and Verizon Wireless will stock the device, which costs $349.99. Samsung will continue to sell it online where it has been available since August.

Gear 360 is great for VR

The Gear 360 is a great gadget to pick up if you want to record your own VR-ready video. It’s capable of capturing 3840 x 1920-video and 30-megapixel still photos, which makes it perfect for reliving your vacations, hikes or family experiences.

You don’t need a Gear VR, either; this content can be viewed on Google cardboard products or even through social networks where you can pan around images and video. The catch? You need a Galaxy device that runs the company’s Gear application, which leaves iOS and other Android users out in the cold.

Todd Haselton

Todd Haselton has been writing professionally since 2006 during his undergraduate days at Lehigh University. He started out as an intern with...