Snapchat has found an impressive way to take your selfies to the next level. Literally. The company behind the popular platform is introducing Pixy: an adorable, handy drone that you can easily take with you.
The cute gadget was presented at the Snap Partner Summit 2022. We know what it costs, what its purpose is and how long it will take for delivery. Although there are still plenty of uncertainties surrounding this whole story as well.
Snapchat introduces Pixy
So Snapchat is going to take your selfies, with the help of Pixy, to a higher level. Not in terms of image quality, because that is considerably lower than the average smartphone. The nifty drone takes photos with a 12-megapixel camera and captures videos at a resolution of 2.7k and 30 frames per second. Not very impressive, but the way you shoot those images completely plays that off.
The rotary knob in the center of the drone allows you to activate different flight modes. For example, you can choose Hover, Reveal, Follow and Orbit. Those who use Snapchat a lot will undoubtedly be able to shoot beautiful images with this, although you are completely dependent on pre-programmed patterns. There is no remote control and the drone does not automatically fly back to your hand.
Snapchat did provide the Pixy with an impressive battery. Despite its size of 131.7 x 106 x 17.6mm and weight of 101 grams, the battery is big enough to get 5 to 8 hours of flight time. Within 20 minutes, with the included charger, the battery is 80% charged again. If you want to fully charge the Pixy, you need 40 minutes.
Snapchat users in the United States and France can already get started with the drone right now. However, they will have to shell out $249.99 for it.
How exactly does it work?
Well, that remains to be seen. Snap Inc, the company behind Snapchat, has announced a few things about Pixy. We know, for example, that you can shoot photos from the air and that they can, quite quickly, be transferred to your smartphone. How exactly that will work, however, is not known.
The handy drone for Snapchat can already be pre-ordered. Snap Inc. expects to be able to deliver it within 11 to 12 weeks. So you still have to be really patient. In the Netherlands, however, we must be a little more patient. A release date in our country has not yet been discussed.