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Smallest selfie drone yet

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AirSelfie is a small, flying drone that fits into a phone case and can stay airborne for up to 3 minutes at a time.

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What did we write about before drones? A week doesn’t seem to go by during which we don’t cover a new drone product. Amongst the most interesting recent developments, this home security system uses a drone that allows users a complete view of everything that’s going on outside their home, and this startup that uses drones to send medical supplies to remote locations in Africa.

Offering a new solution is the Airselfie.

Airselfie is a pocket-sized drone that fits neatly into a custom built phone case. It’s not the first ‘selfie-drone’ – there have already been small drones that wraps around the wrist like a bracelet, fold shut like a book and are shaped like a water bottle – but it is the smallest. The aluminium framed product measures 9.5 x 6.7 x 1cm and contains the pack contains its own charging unit that recharges the battery in 30 minutes. It can fly up to 66 ft in altitude, remaining aiborne for about 3 minutes at a time. Users control picture taking using the companion app. Designed to take group selfies or panoramas, the device can take 5-megapixel photographs and HD-quality video. Edoardo Stroppiana, co-founder of AirSelfie explains where the idea came from, “We saw an increasing need for a device that goes beyond a selfie stick, allowing users to take pictures from all angles.”

The startup is currently crowdfunding on Kickstarter. Could we see this technology used for reportage in the future?



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