So, taking selfies is pretty cool, huh? Everyone takes those now. Started off as a trend but now, it’s all that everyone does. Mirror selfie, this selfie, that selfie, et cetera, et cetera. Then came the selfie sticks or the ‘monopods’, if you are feeling technical, and took the selfie world by storm. But hey, there is always something better in the future, isn’t there? And that’s exactly what this is. Read on, selfie lovers, because this might intrigue you.
Now, we all know that selfie sticks are distracting, cause accidents, and are inconvenient. But what if you could take selfies from a distance without the stick? What if your camera could actually fly?
It’s not science fiction, folks, this is the real deal. Airselfie is here. This pocket-sized flying camera drone has been launched recently and is available for preorder over on Kickstarter.
But, there is a downside (as usual), and that is the price. Airselfie is priced at a whopping $300. A little expensive for a selfie device, won’t you say? Well, let’s find out if it is worth it.
The Airselfie is small (and by small I mean tiny). You can easily stash it in your pocket like your cell phone and it weighs 52 grams. It’s compatible with a number of popular smartphones right out the gate, AirSelfie Holdings’ founder Edoardo Stroppiana told me, listing models like the Huawei P9, Google Pixel, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, and the Apple iPhone 6 and iPhone 7 among them.
The main idea here is that Airselfie lets you click selfies or photos from upto 66 feet above you and it works both indoors and outdoors. Connect it to a power source, and it can capture photos or videos. It works in time-lapse mode, too, of course. It might even fit the bill for corporate use. You can really see this gizmo as the evolved form of the selfie stick.
Airselfie out of the box
It’s uncanny how small the drone is and how sleek it looks. It’s aluminum, weighs just 52 grams and measures 3.72 x 2.65 x 0.42 inches. That’s tiny, as you can see from the image, above.
The Airselfie comes equipped with a 4GB micro SD card and a 260mAh 7.4v battery. That enables a maximum of about four minutes of flight time. The Airselfie has a 5 MP, anti-vibration, shock absorbing camera which takes breathtaking HD images.
The Bottom Line
If there’s a catch with AirSelfie, it’s that you only get three or four minutes of flying after 30 minutes of charging. That will annoy some people. Also, there’s no flash.
But even given those drawbacks, early adopter types and selfie-hounds are going to think AirSelfie is pretty wonderful. If you really love to click selfies and want to step up your game, $300 is not that high a price to pay.
What are your reviews about Airselfie? Comment below and let us know. Keep rocking and peace!