IC Real Tech will exhibit its ALLie Cam products at CES 2016, namely the ALLie Go action camera and ALLie VR and ALLie Cardboard VR headsets. In doing so, the company expands its 360 offerings which currently consist of the IC720 professional surveillance and ALLie Home monitoring/virtual reality cameras.
Immersive video control is achieved by moving the display device around in the air or via gesture control on the display screen. The ALLie camera app also shares user generated 360-degree video and pictures to Facebook, and stream the UGC (User Generated Content) to the Oculus Rift VR headset.
ALLie Go Action Camera
The ALLie Go is a high-resolution, portable video camera that stream’s live to display devices via Wi-Fi. About the size of a baseball, ALLie Go mounts to the body or to sporting equipment for use in sport and entertainment settings. The camera integrates two microphones, a built-in speaker, onboard storage, and a rechargeable battery.
ALLie Go is the company’s first portable camera and like ALLie Home, the camera’s app will also instantly share UGC to Facebook and stream UGC live to both the ALLie and Oculus Rift VR headsets. Users will also have access to the ALLie Go Channel, where they can view all the latest ALLie Go videos from around the world. ALLie Go will have a MSRP of $599 and is expected to begin shipping mid-2016.
ALLie VR Headset
The ALLie VR headset is compatible with smartphones ranging from 3.5 to 5.7 inches in screen size (diagonal measurement), which sit snuggly behind the front cover of the headset. The ALLie VR app and built-in optics come together to display immersive video streaming from the ALLie cameras, as well as 3D movies, gaming, and personal videos hosted on the smartphone. With adjustable optics, performance is only limited by the quality of the smartphone’s display. ALLie VR will have a MSRP of $59 and is expected to begin shipping January 2016.
ALLie Cardboard VR Headset
ALLie Cam’s first Virtual Reality headset available to the market is the ALLie Cardboard VR. Based on the Google Cardboard design, the headsets can be used with the ALLie cameras as well as other compatible Virtual Reality video sources available today. The headsets are currently available for purchase in 225 Brookstone retailers around the U.S. for an MSRP of $24.99.
For several years, IC Real Tech has been collaborating with Qualcomm to embed its Snapdragon chipsets into its ALLie consumer and IC720 professional 360×360-degree cameras, including those outfitted in the Qualcomm-sponsored Formula E racing car by IC Real Tech sister company 360 Racing.
The ALLie Home camera was endorsed earlier this year by YouTube for its ability to have UGC created on the camera uploaded to YouTube 360. The content can then be viewed on any display device or computer.
As part of its 360-degree video initiative, Facebook recently stated that it is working with IC Real Tech to create in-app “publish to Facebook” options that will make it easier for users to share their 360-degree content.
Those interested in seeing a demonstration of IC Real Tech technology can visit their CES booth this year in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall, Booth #11647.