Honestly, I’m not quite sure what type of applications this gadget can be used for, besides its initial purpose of taking selfies in bursts and shooting some short HD videos. But interestingly enough, only after a week since the project was launched on Kickstarter, it managed to raise over 300,000 euros thus far reaching the incredible milestone of 1,000 backers in seven days. After two years of development and (apparently) already successfully funded Kickstarter campaign, the final version of the world’s smallest ultra-portable flying camera drone seems to be utterly completed and ready to roll out. So, before we delve into technical specs, let’s see what this tiny flying device is capable of in real-life situations.
Probably, the most appealing feature and the biggest advantage of the AirSelfie over the other available consumer drones is its ease of use. In essence, users simply need to take the unit out of its cover and launch it from an iOS or Android phone using the AirSelfie app. The device connects automatically to the smartphone via WiFi and becomes immediately ready for take-off.
The AirSelfie drone provide three different flexible flight modes (Selfie, Selfie Motion Control, and Flying Mode) allowing you to choose the most convenient one depending on the shooting situation. Overall, the unit is so simple to use that you can literally reposition it by hand with no risk of injuring yourself or other people. Once you wrap up shooting, you can immediately download the captured media to your mobile device and share it through social media platforms.
Furthermore, the ultra-portable drone features extremely lightweight adonized aluminum housing with four propellers caged in safety guards, a Gyro/Barometer/Geomagnetic sensor, Altitude Sonar & Stability Camera, 2.4 GHz Wifi functionality, built-in 4GB micro SD card and a 5MP camera on the front.
The AirSelfie is also equipped with a 240mAh 7.4v built-in battery that, disappointingly, provides only three minutes of flight time.You can recharge the battery for approximately 30 minutes by putting the drone into the dedicated power bank smartphone case that can also easily fit in your pocket.
AirSelfie Highlights and Specifications
- 5MP camera that also records HD video
- Four propellers caged in safety guards
- Gyro/Barometer/Geomagnetic sensor
- Altitude Sonar & Stability Camera
- 2.4GHz Wi-Fi
- Flight Range: 20m/66ft
- AirSelfie app, downloadable for both iOS and Android
- Three minutes flying power per charge
- A maximum of eight consecutive photos can be taken at one time, saving to a 4GB microSD card
- Size: 3.72 x 2.65 x 0.42in
- Weight: 52g
- Availability: March 2017
- Price: $249
Alternatively, AirSelfie is also rechargeable directly with a cable via the built-in micro USB port. The power bank will be available as a standalone product for $69 or as part of the AirSelfie package for $249. The first 3,000 pre-ordered units will be delivered in March of 2017, whereas the rest, including the power bank packages, should be delivered in April of 2017. If you’re interested want to learn more about the project and its creators, head over to the AirSelfie’s official Kickstarter page.
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