Pixeet turns your iPhone photos into 360-degree panoramas

With the iPhone 4 the most popular camera on Flickr, it’s no surprise that companies are creating all kinds of accessories to make the beloved camera even more versatile. last month we reported on the Photojojo lens mount that basically turns your iPhone 4 into a DSLR camera. It’s definitely a cool concept, but the lens mount is rather bulky. The Pixeet, however, is a new lens, case, and app that will transform your boring photos into exciting 360-degree panorama photos.

Pixeet is actually comprised of three parts: a fisheye lens, a case, and an app. The lens connects to an iPhone case with a magnetic ring around the camera that lets you mount the lens. The app guides you thorough the process of making the panorama. You simply take four photos, which are then sewn together in the app, resulting in a 360-degree panorama photo, which you can upload to a number of social networking and photo-sharing sites.

Pixeet lets you upload up to 50 panoramas a month for free. You can also shoot video with Pixeet, but it doesn’t stitch together any of the scenes. instead, it just gives you a wider angle with the fisheye lens, allowing you to capture more of your surroundings in the video.

You can take a look at some examples of video and panorama on Pixeet’s website. we have yet to try the app and lens ourselves, but from the examples shown, it seems to work very well. There’s some distortion as you move the photo around, but that’s normal for 360-degree panoramas.

The app is free, but the lens and case costs $49. It’s only available for iPhone 3G and iPhone 4 right now, but Pixeet is getting an Android app ready for a September release.

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