The Hover Camera will follow you around and record your entire life


Don't call it a drone. Though the Hover Camera has four propeller blades and a camera on its front,

Meng Qiu "MQ" Wang, CEO of Zero Zero Robotics, prefers to call it a "flying camera."

Enclosed in a rigid, lightweight carbon fiber chassis, the Hover Camera hovers in the air, capturing your life. Whether that's walking down Fifth Avenue enjoying an ice cream cone on a sweltering hot day or mountain biking off some cliff, the Hover Camera wants to be right there next to you without you needing to fiddle with complicated remote controls to fly it.

I agree with MQ that drones are too complex for most people to fly without crashing them and endangering people around them. Drone makers like DJI are already making the user experience easier with things like tap-on-touchscreen-to-fly-to-location modes and auto-follow modes, but drones with their exposed blades are still somewhat dangerous if they malfunction by accident.

The Hover Camera — which people will inevitably call a drone, anyway — is relatively small. It only weighs half a pound and doesn't require an FAA drone registration to fly.

"We wanted to build products that are portable," MQ says. "It's very light. This is significantly smaller than any other drone devices out there on the market in this class. The main design consideration is portability, user friendliness and safety."

The device's carbon fiber enclosure protects its blades from giving anyone unexpected haircuts and the foldable design makes it easy to travel with. The Hover Camera, battery and charger fit neatly into a small protective case.

"We wanted to build products that are portable," MQ says. "It's very light. This is significantly smaller than any other drone devices out there on the market in this class. The main design consideration is portability, user friendliness and safety."

The device's carbon fiber enclosure protects its blades from giving anyone unexpected haircuts and the foldable design makes it easy to travel with. The Hover Camera, battery and charger fit neatly into a small protective case.


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