Click Selfies using this pocket drone that can take off and land on your palm
Snap, formerly Snapchat, has come up with new social media-oriented material five years after launching its AR glasses called Snapchat Spectacles. Snap’s latest product is a small drone that follows you around and takes your photos. It is one of the most unique products as it is small and light enough to fit in your pocket and it lifts from the user’s palm and lands there.
Pixy costs around $230 and is available online in the US and France according to a Verge report. The drone was showcased at the company’s Snap Summit, where the company made a series of announcements focusing on AR purchases and the like.
The Pixy drone has a downward-facing camera that allows it to take off and land on the palm of its owner’s hand. When taking off, the front camera should be aligned at about eye level, then it automatically follows the owner as they move. To complete the flight, the owner simply needs to extend their palm and hand towards the Pixy, and it will return to land on the palm safely.
The Pixy drone doesn’t have a long setup and it doesn’t even come with a separate controller. There’s a small dial-like control on the top of the device that can be used to choose one of five predefined flight paths for the drone to roam.
These predefined flight paths are Hover in which the drone takes off from a user’s hands and hovers in front of them as a personal photographer; Orbit in which it orbits around a user in a circle; Reveal where it comes back to reveal the user in a bigger perspective; Track where a user will follow as they explore the world; and Favorites in which it will hover for 10 seconds in photo mode only.
Everything you need to know about Pixy
The Pixy is available online for $230 (Rs 17,603 approx) in the US and France.
(Edited by : Anand Singha, Priyanka Deshpande)