AirSelfie is better than the selfie stick. It’s also better than any other selfie accessory out there because it takes selfies the way they are meant to be taken – without the protruding arm that extends outside the frame, nor the awkward angles.
People have liked the idea so much that AirSelfie has received a $3 Million investment and it’ll be available on Kickstarter to provide fans to early access builds of the device. The AirSelfie is a pocket-sized flying camera – mini drone of sorts, that can fly about around the vicinity of the user and take a selfie of the user and their group.
It’s so small that it can fit in the palm of the hand. It can be slid into a custom-made phone case for when it’s not in use and be carried around in the user’s pocket. The AirSelfie can only fly for about three minutes in the air, but that should be enough time to take that perfect picture. It can fly up to 20 meters high and can be controlled thanks to the companion app for iOS or Android. The AirSelfie will however, hover by itself, when the user is ready for taking the photo.
The device will come with three modes – the Selfie mode, which allows the drone to move further away or close to the user with some on-screen buttons. Selfie Motion Control mode allows users to take more control of the device with a virtual joystick for more flying options. Rotating the phone in landscape mode offers full control and making the phone turn into a classic controller. When the user finds the perfect spot, the AirSelfie will simply hover in that spot and take the photo when they’re ready.
When the device needs to be in use, the user simply has to remove it from its case and it’ll create a WiFi network that can connect to the user’s phone. As far as storage is concerned, it has a 4GB SD card in it, so it can be replaced with more storage options.
Once the selfie is taken, the AirSelfie can be neatly tucked back into its case and it can be recharged completely in 30 minutes. The camera inside the drone is 5MP shooter that can take high quality stills as well as HD video. It’s a pretty convenient and more pocketable alternative compared to its competition in the market right now. It’s also pretty cute looking when put up against the DJI Mavic.
Right now, for those interested in it, it’ll be available on Kickstarter for $190. But people need hurry fast, since it’s only limited to the first 1000 backers. The drone, once it’s out and about, will be available for $278 eventually. Considering that the device can take panorama shots, group photos, as well as a surveillance camera when it’s connected to a power source for those wicked time lapse videos, the drone is quite the gadget.