The selfie stick – no matter how you feel about it – is a great invention. Trying to contort and stretch your arm to get the perfect selfie of yourself and friends is not an easy task. Naturally, attaching your phone to a selfie stick allows you to get long-armed shots without dealing with the fuss. Unfortunately, you also look ridiculous.
You could retain the cool factor by enlisting a drone to do the work for you. That’s right, a drone.
Imagine unclipping a drone from the back of your phone, sending it up in the air to hover for a great shot, and snapping away. You can even look natural in the photo, smiling instead of showing off a face of strain.
Introducing Selfly Selfie Drone, Embedded In a Phone Case
The Selfly drone will detach from the case when you’re ready to use it.
Selfly is a drone, stored inside a case attached to – you guessed it – your phone. It contracts or folds-up and fits right inside a compartment on the rear of the case. When you’re ready to snap some aerial photos – or selfies – it hovers nearby and captures 1080p video at 60 frames-per-second, or high-quality 13MP still photos. The camera is powered by a Sony sensor so you know it’s quality.
A hover function allows the drone to sit level with your ugly mug, or a little higher if that’s your choice. You can pinch to zoom the view, and it can take sweeping and sexy panoramic photos too. As for controls, you tell the little guy where to go using virtual joysticks (ugh) or you employ a point-and-fly system through the mobile app. Pointing to an area of the screen will tell the drone to fly there.
The case all sealed up is about a half-an-inch thick, similar in size to thicker cases like an Otterbox. It’s compatible with newer Apple and Android devices. Android support is good news, because every time I see an awesome case it’s always for iPhone only, damn it.
The Selfly is coming to market in spring 2018, though who knows when exactly. It will be $130 for the case, and an additional $30 for a separate charging hub. The hub will be necessary because the Selfly drone does not charge when stored in the case. Furthermore, it will only offer flight times up to about four minutes on a full charge. Love to push the limits? It will fly to about 45 feet away, a decent distance.
If you’re at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, you can check out the Selfy at booth #26030, in South Hall 2.