TLDR: The Air Pix Pocket-Sized Flying Camera is a selfie cam drone that’s like having your own airborne photographer at all times.
Sometimes, you want a drone that cuts through the air like a fighter jet, bobbing and weaving and zinging along like an aerobatic daredevil. Other times, you just want a drone that snaps a cool selfie from an angle you’d never get otherwise.
While aerodynamics and flight plan routing and headless, multi-axis navigation is awesome, a solid camera that locks itself in the air and turns the best chance of scoring you a brilliant shot can definitely be just as awesome.
If you often find yourself in category no. 2, you need to give the Air Pix Pocket-Sized Flying Camera ($138.85, 13 percent off, from TNW Deals) a very serious look.
The Air Pix was made for the camera-ready. Instead of handing someone your phone for a pic or walking around with a ridiculous selfie stick, the Air Pix gets it. You can pull it out of your bag, launch it from the palm of your hand, have it snap the pic you want, then order the drone to return to you.
As you’d expect, this aircraft comes correct with a 12MP camera that can snap ultra-sharp high resolution photos or even HD quality 1080p video. While the camera itself is formidable, the size of this drone is not, measuring just 4 inches across and weighing in at less than 3.5 oz. Of course, that’s part of its charm, a compact size that can practically sit in your back pocket until you’re ready to launch it. And it’s so small that it can start taking pictures and capturing video and almost fade into the background so you hardly even remember it’s there.
In addition to a generous 8GB of onboard storage space, this drone even packs in a set of nifty image editing tools with the accompanying app. That allows users to immediately do some quick touchups on any of your pics, then push them to social while still looking your absolute best.
Regularly $159, the Air Pix Pocket-Sized Flying Camera is on sale now at $20 off your total, down to just $138.95.
Prices are subject to change