Snapchat is still one of the top social media services, and its owner Snap has tried more than once to capitalize on it with limited hardware accessories. Snap has sold ‘glasses’ over the years that integrate with Snapchat, and now a new product is on the way: the Pixie.
Snap revealed in a press release, “We’re presenting the Pixie, your friendly flying camera. It’s a pocket-sized, free-flying sidekick perfect for adventures big and small. […] With the simple tap of a button, the Pixie takes off in four predetermined flight paths. It can swim, circle and follow wherever you go, without a controller or any set-up. And, as the pixie finds its home in your hand, gently descends at the end of the flight. ,
Snap says videos from Flights are sent to your Snapchat Memories, where you can edit them with smart edits (like HyperSpeed or Jump Cut) and crop them to fit the smartphone screen. After that, you can share them with Chat, Stories, or Spotlight, or export them to share outside of Snapchat. The drone has a single 12MP sensor, which can store up to 100 videos or 1,000 phones on its integrated 16GB drive.
The Pixi costs $249.99, which puts it in competition with a number of other smaller and lighter drones, like the $300 DJI Mini SE. Notably, the $250 package only includes one battery, so you’ll have to wait between flights to charge the battery. You can purchase additional batteries for $19.99 each.
Snap’s new drone starts at $249.99, and is designed to integrate with Snapchat. It is currently only available in the US and France.
ledge There was a limited hand with the drone, mentioning that a full charge would take about 5-8 flights, lasting 10-20 seconds each. It’s definitely meant for quick shots, not the minute-long adventures that more expensive drones are designed for. ledge Also spoke with CEO Evan Spiegel, who mentioned that Snap has been interested in drones since at least 2016. “The goal is to really get it into people’s hands and have them play with it, and maybe we’ll be able to do more with version two if people like the original product,” he said.
Source: Snap, The Verge