Fancy a drone that follows your every move? It’s really fun especially if you are a vlogger or want to otherwise record your movement. Unfortunately, most affordable drones come with a low quality camera. On the other hand, capable cameras are found on drones that probably exceed most budgets. So what can you do? How about using your smartphone’s processing power¬†for a change?

Selfly is basically a phone to drone conversion kit. It is compatible to all smartphones between 4 and 6 inches, thanks to its modular holster. When you are not using it as a drone, Selfly will double as a phone case. The flight is very stable, including hovering. Selfly is offering to control modes: fly by stick or fly by picture. The best is this: the underlying software is open-source!

Unlike what you might expect, Selfly is compatible with both Android and iOS. A swivel lens variant is available, pivoting between 0 and 30 degrees. Other options include a power bank or multiple cases.

The software has been upgraded to provide face recognition and adjustable video filters to enhance the quality of the photos and videos recorded. Furthermore, you can livestream videos right from the air.

Get your own flying phone case starting at $99.

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