Snapchat has released a limited edition flying selfie drone called the Pixy that will set you back $230.
Revealed on Snapchat’s website, a number of preset options will allow the drone to follow or orbit around you, or simply hover in place, before landing on your hand once you’ve recorded footage.
Anything recorded via Pixy will automatically transfer to your Snapchat memories, allowing for further editing if needed.
— Pixy (@snappixy) April 28, 2022
Apparently, the drone will not have long-term availability, as it will only be available while supplies last, and it will only be available in the US and France. Snapchat also warns you to check your local laws for drone regulation before buying Pixy.
This is only the second piece of hardware Snapchat has released in its 11-year history. The social media company previously launched official smart sunglasses called Spectacles in 2016.
The glasses could record up to 10 seconds of footage and, like Pixy, send that footage directly to your Snapchat memories for posting, sending, or editing.
The launch of Spectacles was also similar to Pixy in that it seemed to be more of an experiment for the company than a decided move towards hardware.
CEO Evan Spiegel said at the time that Snapchat would take a “slow approach to implementing them” as “it’s about us figuring out if it fits into people’s lives.”
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