Snapchat has released a limited edition, flying selfie drone called Pixy that will set you back $230.
Revealed on the Snapchat websitea number of preset options will allow the drone to follow or orbit around you, or simply hover in place, before landing in your hand once you’ve recorded the footage.
Anything saved through Pixy will automatically transfer to your Snapchat Memories, allowing for further editing if needed.
— Pixie (@snappixy) April 28, 2022
The drone apparently won’t have long-term availability as it’s only available while supplies last, and only available in the US and France. Snapchat also warns to check your local laws for drone regulations before purchasing Pixy.
This is only the second material Snapchat has released in its 11-year history. The social media company previously released official smart sunglasses called Spectacles in 2016.
The glasses can record up to 10 seconds of footage and, like Pixy, send that footage directly to your Snapchat memories for posting, sending, or editing.
The Spectacles release was also similar to Pixy in that it seemed to be more of an experiment for the company than a set step in the hardware.
CEO Evan Spiegel said at the time that Snapchat would administer a “slow approach to rolling them out” because “it’s all about whether it fits into people’s lives.”
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