The selfie drone once again becomes the focus with Hover camera going virus through WeChat’s friend circle ( one of the most popular social media apps in China). But many can’t help asking how far is it between us and a real selfie drone era, since the complete failure of Zana and the repeatedly delayed launches of Lily, – both are developed by Lenovo, as well as the vague impression that the Ying drone, unveiled by Tencent and ZEROTECH, gave the public and the lukewarm reception the ONAGOfly drone has received?
But what kind of selfie drone people really want?
1. Easy-to-use and user-friendly
So far the most successful commercial mini drone is Parrot Bebop manufactured by Parrot, the French consumer electronics company. Intended to be a high-end, smartphone-controlled toy, the mini drone has intimidating operation. But to win the hearts of common selfie enthusiasts, remarkably easy and user-friendly operations are the keys.
It’s extremely important that a commercial selfie drone is portable so that users are able to taking a selfie whenever and wherever they like.
3. Replaceable battery
But a pleasant day may be ruined just because the selfie drone runs out of battery when you are enthusiastically posing for a selfie. A long-life battery is good, but a replaceable one is critical. The Lily drone is distasteful due to its unremovable batter.
1. High safety operating mode
Safety guarantee is first and foremost, as a selfie drone’s high-speed spinning propellers are dangerous during the close-range picture taking.
2. Highly specific and professional
Ultimate user experience is the goal of a selfie drone. Thus the drone should be an all-encompassing product equipped with high-definition camera, beautiful picture frames, as well as picture-editing and instant sharing functions
3. Affordable price
Everybody loves selfie-taking, but a key part in the selfie drone’s market penetration strategy is an affordable price.
Well, which selfie drone is currently the selfie trend setter in the market?
Parrot Behop is great but it has a high technical threshold and the price is not affordable for ordinary selfie fans.
It’s sad for Lily Drone to have many postponements of launches and an extremely short battery life.
There’s little information about Ying Drone since its official delivering. The only thing I know is that it looks cool and robust.
Being able to taking off from the palm, ONAGOfly drone is actually a delicate toy with its tiny camera and frailty performance in the gust.
Hover camera seems more dependable, and its folding design is attractive. But it’s a tradeoff that the totally enclosed structure guarantees safety while losing some power. In addition, it’s doubtful whether, with the absence of GPS, it will perform well in the open spaces. The alternative avant-garde technology it adopts is not mature enough for the practical applications at present; and the Qualcomm Snapdragon chipsets is high-cost.
Now let’s look at KIMON. Its adorable profile and multi-color design particularly appeal to women.
Specially designed for selfie-taking, its unique folding design makes it easy to gather and prepare to take off, as well as portable; it supports glamorizing pictures and sharing them instantly. These stylish features are irresistible, especially for fashionistas.
Below are unique features of KIMON:
●16 million pixels and support for 4k/25fps video recording at most, which are the best among competitions;
●Simple, smartphone-controlled operation with one-touch start-up/take-off/hovering/landing/return;
●G-sensor-controlled by moving your mobile phone;
●Multiple shooting mode that support photography/video recording/burst mode/slow motion/time-lapse photography, creating highly personalized selfie.
●Five selfie-taking modes: 360-degree panorama, 45-degree shot, follow shot, panoramic selfie and standard selfie.
●Indoor positioning module that enables easy selfie-taking under 3-meter high hovering in an indoor environment without GPS signals.
Adopting a mainstream mature flight control solution based on STM32 hardware platform, KIMON positions itself as practical, affordable and functional.
Intended for selfie-taking, the KIMON drone places great emphasis on user experience rather than on cutting-edge, gaudy technologies, while remodeling the various flight modes to make them serve the selfie-taking perfectly.
Of course, it would be the most ideal and perfect selfie-taking tool if it can improve the PTZ camera to avoid the video jitter, which is actually an industry challenge. After all, taking photo is the most important thing for a selfie drone.
In a nutshell, KIMON is so far the purest selfie drone, with a user-friendly price of ¥1899 on the JD.com crowdfunding platform. It’s really worth having for anybody who wants to appear fashionable.