Here are some updates on the Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere 360 camera.
Xiaomi engineer Jason Wang showed a prototype of an upcoming accessory for the Mi Sphere. The selfie stick has a shutter button that allows it to trigger the Mi Sphere through the metal contacts at the bottom of the camera. The selfie stick’s mount appears to be slim enough to stay within the stitch line and thus appear invisible to the Mi Sphere. It seems to have a durable shaft as found in some of the newer selfie sticks.
Meanwhile, Jason also mentioned that there would be an app update in the coming two weeks, first for iOS, then for Android.
Jason also said that the long-awaited desktop app is being tested and is expected to be released in the second week of July.
In my review, I found that the affordable Xiaomi Mijia Mi Sphere camera had the highest image quality for photos and videos, for 360 cameras up to $700 as of June 2017. The Xiaomi camera is on sale at GearBest at the time of this writing.