Orthodontist Invents Flying Selfie Drone Now on Kickstarter
uncategorized| | By Robin Milling
An orthodontist in Israel who tired from taking pictures inside his patients’ mouths invented a way to take selfie photos on the fly. Hagay Klein, who admittedly hated his job, spent his time building things instead like a model aircraft which morphed into Selfly — an autonomous flying camera drone. It snaps into a phone case and hovers above taking aerial selfies and video — beamed to your phone — of you and your friends enjoying everyday pleasures.
The Selfly takes off and lands in the palm of your hand. You control where it goes via the phone app — taking selfies from varying angles and heights. It acts like an invisible tripod where an old-fashioned stick can navigate or you can manipulate the picture with their “photo-based initiative control” from your phone’s screen and Selfly will comply. You must be quick though — the flight time is only five minutes long.
Weighing in at 2.4 ounces and measuring 5.15 x 2.59 inches, this flying gadget could become the next selfie craze if their Kickstarter campaign takes off. Klein launched the campaign in the hopes of raising $125,000. As of January 25, over $28,000 have been pledged by 318 backers with 43 days to go. For just a $10 pledge, you can get an additional phone case adapter. The Selfly has a dedicated case for iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 7 and 7 Plus, Galaxy S6 Edge, S7 and S7 Edge, as well as the Nexus 6.
For a $79 pledge, you get the early bird special — Selfly Camera Kit from their first batch of 1,200 units — expected to retail at $139.00. For a pledge of $189, you get double on your investment with two kits.
The Selfly is expected to ship in June. Wonder if a drone will deliver it to your door.
Here is their infomercial on Kickstarter.