Drones are everywhere these days. They capture crazy flash floods. They deliver tacos. They violate people's privacy. They might even deliver your Amazon packages in the near future. Unmanned aircraft are clogging up the skies and they aren't going to stop anytime soon. That's why it'd be nice to have a little personalization to them — and a new drone called Lily represents just that.
Developed by former UC Berkeley students Antoine Balaresque and Henry Bradlow, Lily is a small drone that automatically follows you after you toss it into the air. It can then film what you're doing, take pictures, and record sound for up to 20 minutes. All you have to do is place a small circular tracker in your pocket or wear it on your wrist, and Lily knows exactly what to focus on. The same tracker lets you tell where Lily should go — behind you, in front of you, to the side, or in a big loop. It's also waterproof, so you can have it take off and land in water if need be. Naturally, it's the kind of thing extreme sports lovers will find super interesting.
Lily won't be available until the summer, but you can preorder one now for $799. Soon showing everyone how dope your adventures are will be easier than ever.
See the quirky drone in action here:
Cover image: Lily via YouTube