Snap’s flying camera promises to capture all your adventures
Self-portrait photographs, or “selfies”, are a great way to document and share precious memories. However, the images, which only capture a moment in time, can be somewhat restrict. That may change soon, thanks to Pixy, a small camera drone that in an autonomous way captures images and videos of all your adventures.
The bright yellow device is the original idea from the American social media company Snap Inc. – formerly known as Snapchat. The lightweight drone is equipped with two cameras – the top one focuses on the user and the bottom one on the surroundings. The bottom one also helps keep the drone stable and to detect the user’s palm when it’s time to land.
unlike most drones, Pixy did not controller. All the user has to do is select one of four predefined flight paths and press a button. The small camera will take off from the user’s palm. Depending on the setting chosen, it float, turn around or follow them as they walk or run. Once the shoot is complete, the user simply reaches out for Pixy to land.
The camera rechargeable the battery can last up to eight flights, allowing the user to film various activities on a single charge. A backup battery is also available. All videos and photos taken by Pixy are wirelessly transferred to the user’s phone and stored in Snapchat Memories, where they can be viewed, edited, and, of course, shared.
The pocket camera, priced at $249.99, is available now in the US and France. But those eager to lay hands on clever the device should be patient. The stream valued the delivery time is between 14 and 15 weeks!