Sunday, November 20, 2016

A Flying Selfie Machine

For those who are fond of taking selfies all the time even if it already borders to being annoying, there is a new photo innovation that easily fits in the palm of a hand and slides into a custom phone case for storage and charging.

The AirSelfie is the latest advance in the never-ending technological pursuit of the perfect selfie. The minuscule quadcopter can only fly for three minutes, but that is enough time for its intended use of capturing a quick group selfie when arms and even selfie sticks can’t extend far enough to get everyone in the picture.

The drone can be controlled with one hand via the app (iOS and Android) and can fly up to 20 meters high. When users are ready to snap a photo or video, it will hover autonomously — whether indoor or out.

Three flight modes allow users to pilot the AirSelfie with varying degrees of control. The most basic is Selfie mode, where just on-screen buttons move the drone farther away or closer to the subject. Selfie Motion Control mode allows users to control the drone with a virtual joystick for more flight options.

By rotating the phone into landscape orientation to engage Flight mode, which turns the phone into a classic controller, gives users full freedom. Once they find the perfect spot, the AirSelfie will automatically hover.

When the users is done flying, they can simply pluck the AirSelfie out of the air, which can be done safely with their bare hand. Return it to its case and it will recharge in 30 minutes.

With an integrated camera that shoots five-megapixel stills or HD video, the AirSelfie certainly isn’t intended to compete with the likes of the DJI Mavic. It's part of a growing number of compact, consumer-oriented selfie drones that put convenience first. The AirSelfie may just be the most convenient yet, thanks to its pocketable design. If users don’t mind a little extra bulk on their phone, they can carry it with them at all times.

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