For a selfie-obsessed world, it is crucial that the right kind of selfies are taken at the right time, with the right gear. At the ongoing Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2018), AEE showcased what is called a Selfly drone smartphone case. As the name suggests, it is essentially a mini-drone that snaps on your smartphone to let you capture selfies. Also Read - DJI Mavic Air 2 takes 48MP photos and records 4K at 60fps: Check price, flight time and other featuresAlso Read - DJI to launch new product on April 27; could it be the Mavic Air 2?
The drone folds into the back of the phone case, and includes a camera that can record, livestream, and take photos in 1080p and 60fps. The case measures less than half an inch in thickness, and fits perfectly with the recent Apple and Android phones. To operate, all you need to do is unclip the drone from the back of the phone, make it hover at the required height and snap photos. The hover function allows you to set it up in the air, which is especially helpful when taking selfie panoramas and capturing more of the background environment instead of keeping just the face as the subject. Also Read - Facebook collaborating with Airbus to test solar-powered internet drones in Australia: Report
To control the drone, one can use the virtual joysticks or use a point-and-fly method. Alternatively, one can point to an area of the screen and the drone will fly there. You can pinch to zoom, and it will fly farther. The drone has a range of 45 feet, Engadget reports.
Selfly comes with a separate charging hub, and does not use the phone’s battery to charge. Once charged, it lasts about four minutes.
The Selfly case will be available at $130 (approximately Rs 8,000), with a separate charging hub at $30 (approximately Rs 2,000). The device will be available starting spring.