I tried the original AirSelfie drone, a tiny flying camera that attaches to your phone case, and it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. But it still had some issues, including so-so image quality and poor battery life.
It should be significantly better than the previous model. It has an upgraded 12-megapixel camera for full HD photo and video, 50 percent longer battery life (giving a total flying time of 4 minutes, 30 seconds), as well as more integrated storage (16GB) and an upgraded app for iOS and Android phones.
Not much bigger than an iPhone, this mini drone was initially expected to cost $300, but thankfully the price has come down (in my earlier post about the product I said it needed to cost "less than $200"). It comes in four colors: silver, black, gold and rose gold.
I'll let you know how much of an improvement it is over the original once I get my hands on a review sample in the next few weeks. In the meantime, here are its key specs:
- 12-megapixel camera for full HD photo and video, with 85-degree field of view
- 3.72 x 2.71 x 0.45 inches (94 by 69 by 11mm)
- Weighs just over 2 ounces (57 grams)
- 16GB of onboard storage
- Battery life that runs up to 50 percent longer than the original (4 minutes, 30 seconds)
- Can travel more than 60 feet from home base
- Vibration absorption system
- Powerbank for anywhere/anytime recharging
- Connects wirelessly to most with iOS and Android devices, allowing you to upload shots to social media or share them quickly
- Protective bumper included
- Price: $200, which converts to about £220 or AU$380
- Comes in silver, black, gold and rose gold