In partnership with SELFLY Camera LLC, AEE Aviation Technology Inc. has introduced AEE SELFLY, a smartphone case with an embedded drone.
Calling it the first device of its kind, AEE says the product, which is compatible with both Apple and Android devices, provides smartphone users the ability to capture selfies at a new level.
“More photographs are being taken now on smartphones than ever before because the best camera is the one you can always have with you,” says Mike Kahn, AEE’s chief marketing officer and former U.S. CEO of Yuneec. “With a touch of a button, AEE SELFLY springs to life and flies a mission to capture your selfies from high above – from tight spaces or from a distance – as never possible before. It gives the user options and angles beyond the arm’s length of a selfie stick and is much more convenient than a drone. As a case to your smartphone, AEE SELFLY will always be with you to capture amazing selfies.”
AEE SELFLY snaps onto most four- to six-inch smartphones. Its drone wings enable the device to fly itself at the user’s command, delivering distant, tight-angle or higher-altitude photos or video. As it hovers in the air, AEE SELFLY waits for commands from a free smartphone app to capture the shot. Equipped with 1080P, full high-definition video capability, the AEE SELFLY has a flight time of four minutes and an approximate recharge time of 30 minutes.
With a suggested U.S. retail price of $130, AEE SELFLY will ship during the first calendar quarter of 2018 and will be available through Amazon, AEEUSA.com and other consumer electronics outlets. It will include the AEE SELFLY smartphone case and two batteries.