Tired of ordering stuff from the internet? Want to head to a physical place, see and be assured by people and then order a 360-degree camera? Well, you can do so right now from a few carrier stores and Best Buy.
Samsung has announced in-store availability from AT&T, Sprint, US Cellular and Verizon Wireless along with the big box tech retailer for the Gear 360. It’s a $350 camera that takes spherical 30-megapixel pictures and 4K video.
Sure, you can buy it direct from Samsung or go to Amazon or Best Buy’s website, but visibility and shelf space come hand-in-hand. If there’s any help to be had in raising the profile of the VR sector, it might be in consumer content creation.
Then again, wait until the Galaxy S8 launches and you can get a prosumer camera ball instead.