The built-in mini drone with camera is the latest hardware from the Snapchat maker which it called Pixy.
Snap , the maker of the Snapchat app , has been positioning itself as a camera company for several years.
Now, the tech company is launching a mini drone called the Pixy , which acts as a camera buddy capable of taking photos and videos of you while following you around.
Pixy is available to purchase for $230 in the United States and France. Unlike other drones, the Pixy is small and light enough to fit in a pants pocket.
Not driven by a controller, Pixy takes off and lands in an outstretched palm, using six programmed flight patterns that can be accessed via a dial on the top of the device.
Snap Selfie Drone Specifications
“Today, we’re taking the power and magic of Snap Camera – spontaneity, joy and freedom – to new heights. A new camera that lives up to the limitless potential of your imagination. Meet Pixy, the friendliest flying camera in the world.” It’s a pocket-sized free-flying companion for adventures big and small,” said Snap CEO Evan Spiegel.
Pixy captures 2.7K video and 12MP photos. Snap’s mini drone weighs 101 grams with the replaceable battery. On a single charge, you can capture images and videos from five to eight flights. You can also use effects on videos like Hyperspeed, Bounce, Orbit 3D and Jump Cut.
Once the mini drone finishes recording a video, you can open Snapchat on your phone. Videos are automatically transferred wirelessly to your mobile device and are stored by default in Snapchat Memories .