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Apple now sells a 'selfie' drone camera

Powered by AI facial recognition algorithms, natch

Photo of flat black plastic case released into the air and hovering above a hand.
Simply unfold, tap the record button, and release it into the air.
Photo via Designboom

A new, compact camera drone by Zero Zero Robotics is now available for purchase exclusively through Apple. The Hover Camera Passport is the perfect way to document your activities without having to be glued to your phone because it flies in the air, follows you on-the-go, and always keeps you in the shot.

Not only does it capture 13 MP photos, it also records 4K video. The footage can then be downloaded directly to your phone through a dedicated app. As for how to use the selfie drone, it’s as simple as unfolding the two “wings,” tapping the power button, and releasing it into the air. And how does it track your every move? Through sophisticated artificial intelligence facial recognition algorithms, natch.

Lightweight and the size of a notebook (or a very large smartphone), the Hover Camera Passport is portable, making it an ideal companion for adventures big and small. The possibilities are endless: It could also be a convenient way to capture those tricky aerial architectural shots. Preset filming modes include “Orbit,” “360 Spin,” and “Body Tracking.” Order one now for $499.95, only at

Photos via Apple

Via: Designboom