Livestream Your Entire Life with this Pocket-Sized Virtual Reality Camera

Detu-Twin-Camera, DETU Twin
Snapchat, Facebook Live, Instagram Stories. We’re fast approaching a Truman Show-esque world where everyone will stream every thrilling and mundane moment of their lives to the Internet in real time. The new DETU Twin 360 degree camera is poised to take us one step closer toward that reality.

First debuted at CES 2017, the DETU Twin is now available to the public. The Twin features dual 220-degree fisheye lens cameras mounted back-to-back to provide 360 x 360-degree (because just 360 degrees is no longer disco enough) video in both the horizontal and vertical planes. A single button captures the action and, once linked to your social media accounts, the video can be instantly shared via Twitter, Facebook, or YouTube. Under the hood, the camera combines the two video feeds into a seamless, high-resolution 3K (3,040×1,520 pixel), VR-like feed in MP4 format. The view is user-selectable between Fisheye, Tiny Planet (like viewing it from space), VR, or source mode.

A free companion app available for both iOS and Android automatically stitches the video footage together in real-time. With the iOS app, users can even live-stream via Facebook Live or YouTube. With VR goggles linked to the app, it’s also possible to preview the stream in a completely 360-degree space.

Most of this high-tech gadgetry has been available for years now. But, what sets the DETU Twin apart is its size or, more specifically, the lack of it. It’s all packed into an insanely small form factor. At 120 x 46 x 24mm, it’s smaller than most smartphones and weighs just 0.21 pounds. At that size, it’s an afterthought to pop it into your carry-on or back pocket and forget about it until you need it.

detu twin virtual reality camera 2

The Twin also supports Micro SD cards up to 64GB and 802.11a/b/G/n Wi-Fi for streaming just about anywhere. On the downside, the meager 1,200mA battery is only good for 1.5 hours of recording time. But, how much of your life in VR do your social media friends really need to see anyway?

Pricing and Availability

The DETU Twin is available now in Yellow/Black for around $225 USD from Amazon or directly from the DETU online store.


An Introductory Guide to Train Travel in the United States

With a little bit of forethought and preparation, you can turn Amtrak into Glamtrak.
Fashion & Style

The Best Travel Bags to Carry You Through this Holiday Season And Beyond

No, you don't need full-size luggage for quick holiday travel.

15 Brands that Give Back: Do Good With Your Holiday Gifting

"'Tis better to give, than to receive."

Noken Delivers Custom, Hyper-Personalized Travel Guides Specific to You

Forget printed guidebooks and guided tours. Noken promises a whole new way to travel.

The Best Places to Travel in January 2019

Thinner crowds, cheap airfare, and beautiful weather make these destinations some of the best places to travel in January.

The Best Travel and Adventure Documentaries on Netflix Right Now

If you're reading this, you're staring at a screen. Wouldn't you rather be exploring a different part of the world than the Internet? So get inspired.

A Comprehensive Guide to Amtrak’s Northeast Regional Train Stops

By far the busiest — and the most profitable — of Amtrak’s national trains, the stations along Northeast Regional offer more than just a break from your commute.

7 Most Over-the-Top New Year’s Eve Experiences to Ring in 2019

Champagne? Check. Music? Check. Over-the-top festivities? Check.

10 Fiction Podcasts You Should Totally Get Sucked Into

Sit back, relax, and prepare for intrigue and adventure with the best serialized fiction podcasts.

The 5 Most Scenic Amtrak Train Routes for Unparalleled Views of the United States

One of the great advantages of American rail travel — what makes the length and expense worth it — is the opportunity to see the breathtaking beauty of the land as you pass through it.
Fashion & Style

Travel Without the Tangle With These Tech Accessory Travel Organizers

With one of a travel organizer, you'll never have to unknot a bundle of charging cords again.

8 Cozy Cabin Rentals You Wish You Could Escape to This Winter

Snow outside, a roaring fire inside. These are our eight favorite cabins for a quiet winter weekend retreat.

Imagine Checking In and Boarding Your Next Flight With Zero Human Interaction

London’s Heathrow Airport is one step closer to realizing that utopian vision.

Pack It Up With the 8 Best Duffle Bags

Throw out that old high school gym bag and opt for one of these damn good duffle bags.