“We first created Snapchat as a brand new means to make use of the Digicam for self-expression and communication. From Lenses to Spectacles, there are such a lot of methods to share your perspective. At this time, we’re taking the ability and magic of the Snap Digicam to new heights,” the corporate says.
“We’re introducing Pixy, your pleasant flying digital camera. It’s a pocket-sized, free-flying sidekick that’s a match for adventures massive and small.”
Snap says that Pixy is all the pieces customers have to seize the second from a brand new perspective. The drone is designed to take flight from the palm of the hand with the faucet of a button and fly on 4 preset flight paths. It will possibly float, orbit, and observe wherever the consumer leads, with out a controller and with none setup. And,
After a flight concludes, Pixy returns and gently lands within the palm of the hand.
Pixy is particularly designed as a companion to Snapchat. Movies from flights are wirelessly transferred and saved into Snapchat Recollections, and from there, customers can entry Snapchat’s modifying instruments, Lenses, and Sounds to customise what has been shot.
“With a number of faucets, you possibly can routinely crop into portrait and apply fast Good Edits, like Hyperspeed, Bounce, Orbit 3D, and Bounce Lower. Then, share to Chat, Tales, Highlight, or another platform,” Snap says.
Pixy weighs a scant 101 grams and has a swappable battery that permits for 5 to eight flights per cost, every of which vary in size from between 10 and 20 seconds. That’s not notably lengthy by present drone requirements, however Snap is positioning the drone as an accompaniment particularly for Snapchat, and so lengthy takes aren’t actually a part of that equation. The drone ships with one battery and extra extras can be found for $20 every together with a dual-battery charger that retails for $50.
The digital camera on the drone is 12-megapixels and may shoot as much as 100 movies or 1,000 images to its native 16GB capability drive.
Pixy is accessible to buy beginning right now in america and France for $230 whereas provides final.
Picture credit: Snap Inc.