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CAPE TOWN - Essential, a brand founded by one of the creators of Android, Andy Rubin, has now upgraded its camera software with a 360 degree camera attachment. Rubin's latest feature adds streaming live 360-degree video to both Facebook Live and YouTube Live, reports The Verge. 

The add-on feature has become more useful, enabling users to broadcast adventures in a VR-friendly format just by clipping a camera to your phone.

Given that the price of the Essential Phone has dropped to R6 820, an Essential 360-degree phone can be purchased for less than R9 548 for a complete streaming setup. 

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A list of 360-degree camera brands in SA:

- Nevenoe FHD VR 360 

This sports action camera comes with remote control. It features a 1.5" LTPS LCD screen and has real wireless remote setup and support mobile remote camera photo. The selling price for the Nevenoe FHD is R800. 

- ESCAM Q8 360

The Escam Q8 360 degree panoramic 960P has WiFi, night vision, motion detector and two-way audio. The selling price for the Escam Q8 360 is R415. 

- Ezviz C6T 

The Ezviz C6T Mini 360 Plus 1080P has WiFi and a Pan and Tilt Camera. It also has two-way audio, up to 10 meters IR range for night vision and 8X digital zoom support. The selling price of the Ezviz C6T is R1 999. 

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