The Selfie Drone Is Now A Thing, So You Don't Need That 'Extra Friend' After All


Taking the perfect selfie is a strenuous task nowadays, and Apple understands the struggle.

To help ease our exhausting selfie-taking process, the company released a new device that can take the perfect selfie for you without any effort whatsoever.

It's essentially the perfect product for lazy, vain people who just want better photos of themselves without any of the work.

I need one immediately.

The convenient selfie-taker was released on Wednesday, April 12, and is called the Hover Camera Passport Drone -- and it's a drone that was made to take hands-free selfies for you.

TBH, it's so cool you'll probably forget selfie sticks ever existed.

The high-tech drone isn't like normal drones you'll see buzzing across the horizon from time to time, though. It's much, much more than that.

The Hover Camera Passport Drone is basically your own personal, floating photographer -- and it has the ability to lock onto a person's face and take ongoing photos of them while they go about their day.


A statement on the Apple Product Page explains the complexity and convenience of the product. An excerpt reads,

Once in the air, Hover Camera Passport automatically finds and follows you (its owner), while recording your everyday life from a completely new angle. It's all possible thanks to advanced artificial intelligence facial recognition algorithms.

So, basically, once the camera recognizes you as its "owner," it will follow you around and document your every move.

If you like traveling alone, this might be the best device to add to your collection, considering it's kind of awkward asking strangers to take selfies for you.

The convenient drone -- which has the ability to connect to your smartphone -- can recognize hand gestures, which means no smartphone is even required to take your selfie.

Sounds too good to be true, right?

Well, there is one downfall to the device that might draw attention to the selfies you're taking.

Apparently, the drone is loud AF and can be heard buzzing while it floats through the air while simultaneously snapping pictures of you.

But, hey, if a little noise is the only downfall to the product, I'd say it's still worth owning.


If you wish to buy a Hover Camera Passport Drone for yourself, check out Apple's website. It costs $499 -- so start saving up.

Citations: Selfies are about to get super noisy (Mashable)