Here’s a Flying Foam Case for Filming Aerial Footage on a Phone
Many of us experience a moment of sheer terror when we accidentally drop our phones, even when it’s wrapped in a protective case. But the makers of the AER TYP want us to deliberately throw our smartphones like a football, and promise they’ll survive the flight, even in the event of a crash landing.
If the AER TYP—short for, Throw Your Phone—is a concept that seems vaguely familiar to you, it’s because back in 2016 its creators released a similar product simply called the AER that did the same thing for GoPro cameras. You’d pack the action camera into the well-padded foam nosecone of what looked like a novelty Nerf football with a tail, throw it as hard as you can, and then enjoy the unique aerial footage it captured while in flight. It required an extreme leap of faith, even for a device as rugged and durable as a GoPro, but the payoff was footage that kiiiiiiind of looked like it was captured by an aerial drone—minus the cost of a quadcopter.
The AER’s creators are…