Meet lily – an autonomous drone you can literally throw off a cliff.
Unlike most normal consumer quadcopters, it’s designed to fly itself. Simply throw Lily into the air and it will follow you using a tracking device you might have in your pocket – or maybe attached to the collar of your dog?
The two on-board cameras offer 1080p60 and 720p120 slow-mo video capture as well as 12 megapixel stills. It has a host of on-board sensors as well, including an accelerometer, three-axis gyro, magnetometer (for navigation), a barometer and GPS.
Lily is high-tech and rugged thanks to it’s IP67 water resistance meaning you can use it around water without worrying that your expensive new drone could get fried if it decides to take a dive into the drink.
Weighing just 2.8 lbs (1.3kg), it’s portable and compact enough to carry around in a backpack until your ready to let it loose.
Lily can fly as high as 50 ft or as low as 5 ft for up to 20 minutes before needing a re-charge, which is pretty typical for consumer-level drones at the moment.
Check out the video below for a quick look at the Lily Camera:
You can pre-order the Lily now for $499 (not including tax and shipping) from their website. I’m looking forward to showing you more of Lily in the weeks and months to come.