The 360-degree market is exploding thanks to VR headsets like the Oculus Rift. But while more and more cameras are being shoved into the market, beyond cramming your eyes into a headset or watching on a flat screen, there’s few ways to watch these videos in a fun, dynamic way.
Pufferfish’s PufferSphere M is a video ball that lets you navigate a 360-degree video as if it were a globe. Just scroll with your fingers to peer around the video scene. While it can be a little odd, if you’re a business trying to display a 360-degree video, this is an eye catching solution.
The display is available in 600mm, 760mm and 900mm diameters. The acrylic display uses a DLL projector shooting out 8,000 lumens. While the display is clearly marketed to businesses, if the 360-degree craze explodes, expect CES 2018 to be filled with ball-shaped 16K TVs.