Snapchat, one of the world’s biggest social media platforms, released spectacles five years back, and today they are back with another smart gadget! This time it’s Pixy: a smart selfie drone.
The company describes Pixy as a “free-flying sidekick” as it helps people take selfies without the need for a selfie stick!
Priced at $230, Pixy is currently on sale in the United States and France but will soon be available worldwide!
Similar to other social media giants, Snapchat is also upgrading its hardware and Augmented Reality (AR) offering.
Talking about Snapchat Pixy drone, it operates on its own, takes videos while flying, and then sends them wirelessly to your smartphone.
And after the job is done, the Pixy lands safely on the palm of your hand.
The creators of Pixy made this drone to record yourself from wherever you fly it, instead of having cameras you wear on your face. Also, it is very easy to operate this Snapchat Pixy drone camera, you just need to hold it in your hand, select the recording mode you want, and it will automatically fly off and start recording.
Operating Pixy is not as complex as other drones like DJI Mini SE or DJI Mavic Air 2s. So, if you are looking for a budget-friendly drone that takes your snaps to the next level, Snapchat Pixy drone is perfect for you.
Where Can You Buy Pixy?
Are you looking forward to buying one? Unlike other drones, you cannot buy Pixy from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, or other third-party retailers. So, how can you buy one? The only place where you can buy Pixy is from Pixy.com.
Visit pixy.com/product from your smartphone, PC, or laptop, click on the ‘shop now’ button, select the configuration, add it to the cart, and check out.
You can pay via PayPal, Apple Pay, and Stop Pay, and it accepts all credit/debit cards.
As mentioned above, the Pixy drone is available at $249.99 for the Pixy Flight Pack. This pack includes the drone, a USB 3.0 charging cable, a bumper and carrying strap, two rechargeable batteries, and a dual battery charger.
On the other hand, the normal Pixy is available for $229.99, where you only get one battery pack instead of two.
Range of Pixy
Most of the drones available in the market are big and bulky. Some even require a permit to operate. However, Pixy is different; it is light and compact as compared to other professional drones.
Weighing at just 101 grams, Pixy drones come with interchangeable batteries, which provide five-eight flights as long as 10-20 seconds.
The Pixy drone comes with a tiny 12-megapixel camera that can shoot video at 2.7k resolution at 30 frames/second.
You can buy additional batteries from Pixy.com for $20 each, and they even sell a portable dual-battery charger for $50. You can also get a bumper and carrying strap for the drone.
How Does Pixy Work?
As mentioned earlier, Pixy flies off and lands on its own. For that, you need to set up their flight pattern by selecting a dial on top of the device. The Pixy can take up to five-eight flights of 20 seconds long, or it can shoot 100 videos or 1,000 pictures.
However, the con is that this drone doesn’t capture audio, but Snap gives you options to add audio from their list. The Pixy allows you to share videos and pictures directly anywhere you want.
Further, there is a feature in Snap where you can use Pixy-specific AR effects to enhance your photos and videos. Also, the Pixy comes with an auto-crop feature with which you can turn your straight footage into the Snapchats conventional perpendicular angle!
All in all, Snapchat launches Pixy, a small and lightweight drone that you can carry with anyone. You can order it from Pixy.com if you want a small and easy-to-operate drone!
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