Posted By Simon Montford on Jan 20, 2015
Nixie, the wearable drone, was one of our favourite gadgets of 2014. After several months of intense development, the team demoed a working prototype at CES 2015. With a quick flick it flew off the wrist, and with a simple gesture to tell it where to fly, Nixie zoomed a few metres in the air and snapped a pic - no remote control was needed. The brief video of the demonstration is worth a look...
Nixie uses gesture control, so it knows where to hover while it takes a photo or video of you. Nixie uses a simple autonomous flight algorithm that means it is able to find its way back to the wearer's wrist, just like a boomerang.
The photo quality seen during the demo isn't great but remember it's just a prototype. When Nixie becomes available, it will use a state-of-the-art smart phone camera. It will also come with a battery that will last for around fifty selfies, which should be plenty for all but the most insatiable narcissists! No word yet on price, but our best guess is that it will cost little more than a GoPro camera.
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