A flying selfie stick is what the world has come to now, and ROAM-e is what this contraption is called. Priced at $349, this device can follow you around, and features facial recognition technology so that it can take only its owner’s selfie rather than other people around them.
The ROAM-e has been created by an Australian company named IoT Group. It is currently available for pre-order, and will begin shipping internationally by the time June arrives.
You can pair this selfie stick up with your smartphone, and it will follow you at a distance of up to 25 meters. The ROAM-e selfie stick from IoT Group comes fitted with a 5MP CMOS sensor camera, and runs on a quad-core ARM Cortex A7 processor.
As you can see in its images, it features two rotors on its top, which can easily be collapsed and folded. This makes it quite a portable gadget, and this was the company’s motto from the start apparently, as they have modelled it so that it’s not bigger than a 600-milliliter water bottle.
It has been revealed that the ROAM-e camera is also able to shoot 360-degree panoramas, apart from clicking normal photographs. Moreover, it can even stream live video for up to 20 minutes of flight time.
Not too long ago, a similar product was launched in the form of a drone camera named Lily. Although this device is not focused on clicking selfies, it does feature the ability to follow its user around.
The ROAM-e is indeed not an April Fool’s joke, and you can indeed pre-order it at the moment through its official website.