Cosmos - - Spectrum - — JAKE PORT

IT CAN OF­TEN BE HARD to get the per­fect selfie, es­pe­cially when you have lots of friends. A new mi­cro­scopic drone called Air­selfie, how­ever, puts a fly­ing cam­era in your pocket, ready to en­able you to take the per­fect shot no mat­ter where you are.

Of­fered as a Kick­starter project, the Air­selfie is a quad­copter drone that con­ve­niently fits in­side a charg­ing dock that at­taches to your smart­phone. There it charges, ly­ing in wait for its mo­ment to fly up and cap­ture you and your friends.

It fea­tures a case that pro­tects fin­gers from its pro­pel­lers, al­low­ing it to be plucked from the air, a 5 megapixel cam­era, gy­ro­scopes and Wi-fi. Three con­trol modes al­low the user to sim­ply make it move away for a big­ger im­age or fully con­trol its mo­tion.

A half-hour charge gives 3 min­utes of flight time and Air­selfie is pack­aged with a 1-hour charge pack to avoid drain­ing your phone.

Im­ages or video, once taken, can be viewed and edited on the phone, ready for up­load.

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