WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Snapchat has launched its second hardware product called Pixy.
- The device is described as “a pocket-sized, free-flying sidekick”, and it can fly around your head and follow you around.
- Pixy is designed to be a Snapchat companion, but it could also be used on similar platforms.
Snapchat is back with a second hardware product called Pixy, a miniature drone described as “your friendly flying camera.” Snapchat was intended for people to use their cameras for self-expression and communication, the company said on Thursday, April 28.
“Today, we’re bringing it to new heights with a flying camera called Pixy.”
Pixy is described as “a pocket-sized, free-flying sidekick”. The mini-drone includes a feature dependent on object recognition technology that can recognize people’s faces and bodies. This also allows the device to follow, “orbit”, or land back in the palm of your hand.
The drone is priced at $230. Pixy is designed for Snapchat. It takes off from the user’s hands and it is capable of four preset flight courses, including floating, orbiting, and one where the device trails behind the user.
This product is designed to be a Snapchat companion, but it could also be used in similar platforms. The recorded media files are uploaded, however, in Snapchat Memories.
From there, these snaps and stories can be viewed, customized using editing tools “Lenses” and “Sounds”, and/or saved to your device.
The user can choose the functions using a turning knob located on the top of the miniature drone.
“With a few taps, you can automatically crop into portrait and apply quick Smart Edits, like Hyperspeed, Bounce, Orbit 3D and Jump Cut.”
Pixy is currently only available for purchase (on Pixy.com) in the United States and France.
Source: Good News Network