Introducing the Airselfie – a drone to take your perfect selfie

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I hate selfies – but that doesn’t stop my wife from taking them at every available opportunity. And to be honest, she is fantastic at taking them. However, not everyone is necessarily as talented and most people struggle to get those difficult selfie shots right or get their arms or selfie sticks far enough away to take that suitable shot. Wouldn’t it be once if you could just always position the camera at the right spot to get that perfect picture in?

Well, it seems technology is answering your call, as the next innovation of selfies is upon us. It’s not a better selfie stick, but an Airselfie. And It combines two of the biggest crazes of the 21st Century, selfies and drones. Airselfie is a tiny drone that hides in a cellphone case with a built in camera that allows you to find the most suitable spot in order to take your perfect selfie. Don’t believe me, take a look at the video below for proof:

The Airselfie has already gone through its kickstarter campaign where they raised $500 000 and the company that makes them is looking to have them out for May of this year. The device can be easily controlled by your cellphone and has a built-in 5 mega-pixel camera which is perfect for getting the right level of detail in your scenic shots. It will probably take a little longer than a selfie stick in capturing that perfect shot, but at least you won’t need to take it over and over again. The drone is reportedly made of aluminium and weight only 52 grams, which is perfect for keeping in your pocket or handbag.

So, how much will that perfect selfie cost you? Well, the company has a site open to take pre-orders where they list a price of $260 for the device. Not bad, if you’re someone who loves capturing every moment and you’re looking for a device that can give you that perfect shot each time. Scary to think how fast technology is moving and soon we’ll have drones coming out of our watches to take those perfect shots. And the unfortunately pervs that will always find horrible uses for these devices.

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Last Updated: January 31, 2017

Craig Risi

A man of many talents, but no sense how to use them. I could be discovering the cure for aids or finding ways to achieve world peace, but I’d rather be watching movies and writing here instead.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Kill it with a baseball bat and fire!!!

  • Admiral Chief
    • PurplePariah

      +1

    • Hammersteyn

      ^^^^^^^^^^

  • Admiral Chief

    How to make something cool like a drone utterly stupid

  • I will do to it what The Grand Tour does at the start of every episode.

    • Admiral Chief

      ^^^THIS^^^

    • PurplePariah

      And that is?

      • Admiral Chief

        Shooting the drone

        • PurplePariah

          Well drones are cool. Selfie drones are fair game for any kind of weaponry to practice with, but normal drones are cool.

        • Hammersteyn

          Good!

        • miaau

          that sounds like a euphemism. For what, I cannot think. It just sounds…. dodgy somehow.

          • Admiral Chief

            LITERALLY they shoot the drone

      • Shoot it down

        • PurplePariah

          Just like the last woman you spoke to?

          • Can’t remember, that was years ago

          • PurplePariah

            Suddenly the ponies make sense. 😛

          • Ponies have always made sense

          • PurplePariah

            Sometimes I worry about you. Other times I’m looking up mental institutions who don’t ask questions about who they’re admitting, and seeing if they take pony people.

          • See that’s the fun part about not having responsibility to someone else anymore. I can be as crazy as I want.

            *Also, I don’t have to share the wifi bandwidth

          • PurplePariah

            There’s always a silver lining if you look hard enough…

            Wait forget I said hard. Just. No.

          • You ever watched cartoons in 240p?…it’s not fun

          • PurplePariah

            No. I used to watch in 576p back when I was a kid, those were cool.

            Also, I’m googling institutions for you.

          • The new Voltron is not in 576p like the old one was 😛

            Also, please do, I need a vacation

          • PurplePariah
          • miaau

            Hey I live nearish there.

            Also, Is that the shopping centre in Garsfontein drive colloquially called that, because,, years ago, the roof was bright green.

          • No! Anything will do as long as it’s not in the bloody Western Province

          • PurplePariah

            Um. You should probably look up where that place is XD

          • The searches bring up so much and most of them I can see are in Cape Town xD

          • PurplePariah

            Groendakkies.

            Have fun. <3

          • PurplePariah

            Also Cape Town needs more to recover from the bloody jhb people coming down here every December.

          • miaau
          • PurplePariah

            We posted same time ;P

          • miaau

            *Also, I don’t have to share the wifi bandwidth

            Bloody facebook groups and admin and rules.

          • But now I have so much bandwidth I have to throttle my own downloads xD

          • PurplePariah
          • miaau

            whatever gets you going

  • PurplePariah

    “horrible” is subjective isn’t it? 😉

  • Lu

    Step 1: Sneak into the assembly line.
    Step 2: Place a bullet behind the lens that fires when the photo signal comes through.
    Step 3: Selfie drone kills raise global IQ by 5.

    • Admiral Chief

      Step 4: PROFIT

      • Lu

        Dammit forgot the profit step. faceplam.

        • Now fly away!

          • PurplePariah
          • I said “fly” not “smooth jazz”!

          • PurplePariah

            I love that you 100% know where the gif comes from. XD

          • Yes well , it’s been years now and the meme addiction still grows

          • Hammersteyn

            Memes help me understand the world

          • PurplePariah

            Which in itself is a meme.

          • miaau

            Terry Pratchett once wrote that cliches are cliches because they are the hammer and tools in the toolbox of conversation. Paraphrased, of course.

          • PurplePariah

            Ah. The sad loss of such a genius.

          • PurplePariah

            DAMMIT now I got the song stuck in my head. Without even listening to it.

            YOU SEE WHAT YOU DO TO ME?!

        • Original Heretic

          You’re raising the world’s IQ. That’s profit enough!

    • Hammersteyn

      Yus!

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Taking narcissism to new heights.

    • Lu

      Well played

    • Hammersteyn

      Oh snap

    • stop droning on!

    • Lu

      I’m not remotely interested in this

      • I think you’re getting your signals crossed…

        • Lu

          keep your thoughts to your selfie

  • Hammersteyn
  • Never_Simone

    When you’re a quadruple-fan of yourself?

  • Craig “CrAiGiSh” Dodd

    A nice to have gadget.

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