The totally waterproof Lily Camera is a pretty cool throw-and-shoot flying video camera drone that just works to follow you and make your sports activities look amazing. At least, according to the video.
(Lily Camera video)
Lily is the world’s first throw-and-shoot camera. All you have to do is throw it in the air to start shooting. Lily flies itself and uses GPS and computer vision to follow you around. Lily is waterproof, ultra-compact, and shoots HD pictures and videos.
You can pre-order Lily today for $499 USD. After pre-sales are over, Lily will be priced at $999 plus applicable taxes and shipping.
Lily’s waterproof rating is IP67, which means that you can take it one meter underwater and it will still perform as expected. However, we do not recommend you spin the motors underwater. Lily is not a submarine.
The Lily Camera was perfectly predicted (as in "nailed it!") by sf author Karen Traviss a decade ago in her novel City of Pearl:
He set his camera to follow him, and it hovered behind him like a large tame bee.
"Tight mid-shot and pull out on but behind me," he told it. He checked the shot on his handheld screen and moved a few meters to the right. That was better.
(Read more about Karen Traviss' bee cam)