Pixy: Snapchat’s mini drone –

Snapchat’s mini drone costs $230 and is a pocket-sized flying camera.

With Pixy, Snap announced a new piece of hardware today. After the Spectacles camera glasses, the social network is now venturing into a drone. The pocket-sized flying camera has four preset trajectories. The hardware starts the hover flight via a button on the top of the drone, circles over its owner or follows it without a controller. At the end of the flight, Pixy lands back in her owner’s hand.

Drone records video in 2.7K resolution

The drone has two integrated cameras. The first uses Pixy for landing and mid-air navigation. The second lens takes photos with twelve megapixels and videos with 2.7K resolution. The clips and images are transferred to Snapchat Memories and can be edited from there with lenses and sounds, among other things. The videos and photos can then be shared via Snapchat. The internal memory of the drone offers 16 gigabytes.

Pixy retails for $230

Each preset flight lasts between 10 and 20 seconds. The drone’s built-in battery should last for five to eight flights. Additional batteries are available for $20. Pixy is available to order now through Snap’s online store in the US and France for €229.99. In the flight pack with two additional batteries, the drone costs 249.99 euros. It is still unclear when and whether the drone will also come to Germany.

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