Snap Created a Flying Version of Spectacles
Realising that quiet strolls on the beach, intimate picnics at the park, and hikes in the solitude of nature just aren’t the same without the loud hum of a drone’s electric motors hovering nearby capturing the moment, Snap has revealed Pixy: a tiny semi-intelligent autonomous drone with cameras to capture all those semi-ruined moments.
As Snap continues to try and convince itself and investors that it’s a camera company and not a social network for covertly sharing intimate photos, today it’s released its second hardware product after the introduction of its camera-equipped Spectacles sunglasses back in 2016.
Pixy is a streamlined, banana-coloured camera drone (is 2022 the year of very yellow gadgets?) weighing just 101 grams that’s designed to document candid moments without the need for an outstretched arm precariously holding a smartphone, or an obnoxiously extended selfie stick. The compact quadcopter instead takes to the air without anyone at the controls,…