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Hover Camera Passport is ready to take your aerial selfies

Following its initial launch in April, the foldable 4K-resolution camera quadcopter is now shipping.

Joshua Goldman Managing Editor / Advice
Managing Editor Josh Goldman is a laptop expert and has been writing about and reviewing them since built-in Wi-Fi was an optional feature. He also covers almost anything connected to a PC, including keyboards, mice, USB-C docks and PC gaming accessories. In addition, he writes about cameras, including action cams and drones. And while he doesn't consider himself a gamer, he spends entirely too much time playing them.
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Well, this is a nice surprise: A drone from a startup that's actually shipping on time.

Zero Zero Robotics announced its Hover Camera back in April, saying it would ship before the holidays, and lo and behold it's actually happening. Now called the Passport, the compact quadcopter is roughly the size of an average hardcover book when folded up for travel, but can quickly be opened and tossed in the air for 13-megapixel stills and 4K-resolution video.

The Passport uses face and body tracking to follow you while it records or you can use its mobile app to setup your shots. Its propellers and motors are encased in an intricate carbon fiber framework that's strong and light, and makes it safer, too. Plus, it allows you to grab it and reposition it like a floating tripod.

Watch this: Hover Camera is a flying pint-size personal cameraperson

At $600 (approximately AU$800 or £500) the Passport is probably not an impulse buy for most, but it's not too far out of line with other "selfie drones " like the Zerotech Dobby and Yuneec Breeze. It's also $50 off for the next couple weeks.