Acer is adding two new 360-cameras to its product lineup. The devices were announced at IFA 2017 in Berlin, Germany. While both of these cameras are LTE-enabled and record 4K videos, they are aimed at two completely different set of customers. The Acer Holo360 is your run-in-the-mill handheld which allows you to capture, view, edit and share 360-degree content. However, the Acer Vision360 is a cloud-connected car dash cam capable of recording the entire vehicle and the road with two lenses.
The Acer Holo360 is powered by Qualcomm’s Connected Camera Platform and the Snapdragon 625 mobile processor which lets you directly share the pictures, videos on various social networks. It supports LTE connectivity and features a 3-inch touchscreen. As far as resolution is concerned, Holo360 can shoot spherical 6.9K photos and 4K videos. In addition to that, you can Livestream these recordings and do the usual smartphone stuff as it runs on Android 7.1 out-of-the-box.
The Acer Vision360, on the other hand, comes equipped with two high-quality cameras for capturing every angle around and inside your car in 4K. Moreover, the company mentions that the camera can automatically trigger a recording that includes GPS coordinates and upload to the cloud whenever it detects an accident. The device can even send a notification your smartphone if in case your car’s been hit while parked. Of course, you can always log in and use the on-demand remote viewing and location-tracking. Acer says the Vision360 will also come in handy if users are looking to record their road trips and relive the driver’s seat experience with a virtual reality headset.
The Acer Holo360 will be available in North America starting from November at $429 bundled with a water-resistant case. Pricing details for the Vision360, however, are yet to be revealed.