AirSelfie 2 Flying Selfie Drone REVIEW

DETAILS

AirSelfie is the first HD pocket-sized flying camera. The concept behind it is simple — “why should we put up with videos and selfies limited by what our smartphones can do?” The flying camera empowers people to capture and share their moments in a unique way. Because of its size and form factor, AirSelfie is easily carried around from place to place. It features a 12MP camera in a lightweight (2.8oz.), flight-worthy case. The case is made from anodized aluminum (aeronautical grade) with four turbofan propellers powered by a brushless motor that gives the drone a range of 60 feet. A smartphone is required to connect to AirSelfie through its 2.4GHz self-generated WiFi. The drone has sophisticated sensors built in to ensure a smooth flight and an integrated 16GB SD Memory Card makes capturing and saving memories easy. AirSelfie has a 400mAh 7.4V battery built-in (rechargeable with the included USB-C cable) that provides a 5-minute flight time.

USER EXPERIENCE

The second generation AirSelfie is a big step up from its predecessor. The product engineers who worked on this project seem to have taken customer experience feedback from the previous generation and really applied it to this update. For starters, the camera is now a 12MP camera. That is a HUGE improvement over the 5MP camera that was included in the original AirSelfie. My previous photos were blurry and kind of looked like they came from an old-school flip phone. The photos that are taken by this new camera are clear and impressive as far as quality goes. It didn’t matter if I took photos indoors or outdoors, the pictures were great. Control of the AirSelfie is better than the original. The original version would move sporadically and not hover and stay still as it should. The 2nd Gen model hovers beautifully and the only issue I had with it was when I was outdoors.

CONCLUSION

AirSelfie is a really fun device and this updated model makes it even more possible to capture those precious moments from an aerial perspective. With the first generation unit, I was a bit skeptical. I love the concept of it but wasn’t sure about its execution. Now, I find that it is an enjoyable drone to add to my photography gear. It did have some spotty issues surrounding unstable weather conditions, but other than that, I didn’t have any issues with it. AirSelfie 2 is now available in four colors — silver, black, gold, and rose gold — and retails for $199. We really like how compact the AirSelfie is and how that it charges with USB-C. It makes for an always-handy drone. We do hope a firmware update fixes the to modes that we had trouble with it.

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