You’re drone-mad, T3! What’s so special about this one? We know, but this one is special – and will appeal massively to outdoors and adventure types. You see, the Lily drone is autonomous, meaning you don’t need to go anywhere near a controller to capture sweeping cinematic shots and action footage, and can instead focus on riding/skiing/running like a boss. In other words, it’s pretty neat.
Autonomous, you say?
Yep. Switch Lily on, stick the lightweight tracking device in your pocket or backpack, and throw the drone in the air. Lily’s propellers will engage and the drone will hover in place over land or water until you’re ready to move. Once you’re off, the stabilised camera can capture 1080p at 60fps or 720p at 120fps for those slick slow-mo shots. Lily can travel at up to 25mph to a distance of 30 metres away from, and 15 metres above you. When you’re done, it’ll come back to you at the touch of a button.
Surely, gadgets and water don’t mix?
They do here: Lily will happily take off from water, and is waterproofed to a depth of one metre. You even get a waterproof tracker housing in the box. It’s perfect for when you’re engaging in watersports like white-water rafting, surfing or, um, poolside cocktail-sipping.
Can I control the camera angles?
Yes. You can work it so that Lily flies in front, behind or either side of you, performs a 360-degree loop around you, or flies up and away from whoever has the tracker. All of the settings can be changed from within the companion app, too (available for Android and iOS).