Lily Camera

Self-Flying Camera

$499

Born out of the basement of a UC Berkeley robotics lab, Lily is a radio controller-free camera that starts recording as soon as you throw it in the air. Whether you’re snowboarding or surfing, the waterproof quadcopter follows (and films) you around via a small GPS tracker you wear, and uses computer vision technology to keep you center of the shot. More robot than drone, Lily is a camera of the future—literally, as orders won’t ship until February 2016, but to reward your patience, they’re offering a hefty $500 discount.

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