Meet Lily, the first ever throw-and-shoot camera

Meet Lily, the first ever throw-and-shoot camera

Not your average drone

Text: Varsha Sivaram

It isn’t a bird, it isn’t a plane – it’s a camera. The Lily Camera is an innovative flying gadget and the first of its kind

Throwing your electronic devices around has never been a good idea — till now. The Lily Camera, which looks like a drone, will take shots or videos of you immediately after it's thrown in the air. Its motors start up the moment you fling it, prompting the nifty device to start recording you — hopefully as you perform something impressive. It's a fantastic new gadget for snowboarders, skiers or anyone who's ever wanted a shot of themselves from the sky.

Lily Camera

The device functions without a controller or bulky add-on. The only thing you have to strap onto yourself is a tracking device which helps the camera to follow you on the go — ensuring that you're always perfectly in frame. Lily's range of operation is quite impressive too. It's able to track you right up to a distance of 30 metres and altitude of 50 feet.

It looks to be a nifty addition to your next holiday, delivering high quality videos of up to 1080 pixels, and photos that scale up to 12 megapixels. Measuring 8 by 26 cm, it's also small enough to fit into your backpack. 

The Lily Camera is available for pre-orders and will begin shipping in February 2016. More details can be found at the official website