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The Throwable, Panoramic Ball Cam Is Finally Here—and It's Incredible

When we first got wind of a throwable, 36-lens compound camera that automatically snaps 360-degree panoramas at the height of its toss, we were already impressed—and that was jus the prototype (seen above on the right). Now, the officially named Panono camera is nearly half its former size, just as powerful, and finally ready to be caught by consumer hands. And after playing around with the ball for a bit, we can officially say that, yes, it is every bit as awesome as it seems.Currently, amateur-level panorama photos rarely come out looking anything better than awkward or, at the very least, mildly distorted. The Panono camera ball, though, gets

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12 Nov
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