Snapchat sells a flying camera to capture moments from life – Communication – Science and technology


Snapchat sells a miniature drone with a camera in France and the United States, which takes off and lands in the palm of your hand. It captures moments from life and uploads them to a social network.

Snapchat is still alive, although he has been overshadowed in recent years by the popularity of rival Instagram and TikTok social networks, which have “borrowed many of his features.” The platform, which was once a market unit, is losing ground and is therefore trying to attract attention with various technological toys. You may also remember the Spectacles special glasses with a camera, which were supposed to automatically record life stories on a social network. This idea did not materialize for obvious reasons. This time Snapchat is trying it with a flying camera to replace the “selfie” stick.

The flying camera called Pixy is basically a classic drone that shoots videos and takes pictures from a bird’s eye view, which it then sends directly to the mobile application. Due to regulations, drone is currently only available in the United States and France. Both countries have less stringent rules for operating drones. After Pixy takes off and takes photos, he returns to the starting position, which is to be the owner’s hand.

In the countries of the European Union, but also in the United States, a simple rule applies when operating small drones – if the drone is less than 250 grams, it can be operated without permits and special pilot tests. Therefore, several companies, such as the Chinese DJI, have reduced their commercial drones to such an extent that they are very close to complying with this standard. For example, the DJI Air 2 weighs only 249 grams and the Snapchat Pixy only 101 grams. Pixy also has a closed construction with protective caps, so it will not cause any damage or injury when hitting a person or object. Unfortunately, it is not possible to control it other than via the Snapchat application on the mobile.


Source: Pravda – Veda a technika by vat.pravda.sk.

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