SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--eCapture Technologies, Inc. today announced a Kickstarter campaign for LyfieEye™ (Back the campaign here). It is the first truly affordable camcorder that plugs straight into Android™ phone ports (USB2.0 / 3.0 / TYPE-C) which allows users to preview, record and playback immersive spherical 360º videos and photos that can then be shared directly to Facebook™ and YouTube™ for 360º Spherical Views. It also syncs flawlessly with any VR headset currently available on the market without any technical lag. The direct microUSB plug-in makes a solid connection without interference. Plug, Record & Share.
LyfieEye can be used on Android smartphones by running the supporting app, LyfieView™. The easy to use and elegant UI allows users to capture spherical 360º content using their LyfieEye, and experience spherical 360º video first-hand. Viewers can now see beyond what their viewfinders are aimed at and experience immersive, spherical 360º contents on their smartphones.
The proprietary technologies that empower LyfieEye include an innovative, seamless LyfieSense™ architecture which optimizes several specialist technologies: optical lenses, semiconductor image sensors, an image processing IC chip that was created specifically for synchronizing LyfieEye’s two lenses, the USB connector for USB 2.0 / 3.0 / Type-C, and software integration with smartphones. By tapping users’ smartphone capabilities like display, battery and external connectivity, redundant features and unnecessary costs have been eliminated.
Designed for long-lasting use, LyfieEye offers unparalleled quality using high-resistance material. From an aesthetic standpoint, the company uses advanced production techniques to make it sleek, light and ergonomic. The product comes with a supporting LyfieLink™ cable accessory that can be used to extend its reach by about 7 inches, as well as a USB-2.0 to USB-C converter.
The Kickstarter campaign, which will launch on October 13th, will allow early supporters of the campaign to purchase LyfieEye for $119.00 (as opposed to the actual retail price of $149.00). However,the first hundred backers will be able to get it for a further reduced price of $109.00. The product, expected to be delivered to backers by end November of 2016 through to the end of the year, will be publicly available (for non backers) in retail stores by early 2017.
About eCapture Technologies, Inc.
eCapture Technologies, Inc. is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. It was built with the vision of bringing beautifully designed, high-quality and accessible products into the hands of consumers across the globe. In the past, the company has raised investment and support from Etron Technology, a publicly traded company. LyfieEye is the first of a series of products that eCapture Technologies, Inc. will be launching to the consumer market in the years to come.