There are very few products that have genuinely made me go "wow", but I can safely add the Nixie drone camera to that modest list. Over the past couple of years, drones have become popular enough to the point where a new release doesn't excite most people. But Nixie is different. It's a drone that you wear, like a bracelet. Whenever you want to let it soar, you give it a command to unwrap, power-up, and let it go...
From the consumer standpoint, the most popular use for drones is to capture some amazing footage. But what if you want to be in that footage? That's where Nixie comes in. After "setting your camera free", the drone soars around you, keeping you in its frame. Unfortunately, my Nixie would capture me most often writing on the computer, but you can probably understand the appeal to those who are doing anything worth capturing on video. Examples given include mountain climbing, hanging out with a friend at the park, biking through a trail, and jumping off of a boat.
This is one of those products that's really hard to do justice through text, so I highly encourage you check out this video:
Nixie is powered by Intel's Edison kit, which is both small enough and affordable enough to fit inside such a small device. Admittedly, Nixie isn't that small, and it'll be very noticeable on your wrist, but with what it can do, I don't think many people would mind.
Here's another video to help whet your appetite.
Absolutely no information about availabilty seems to be listed anywhere, but if you head on over to the official website (linked to below), you can add your email to the company's mailing list to keep up-to-date.
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I WANT ONE!
Oh man, is this a cool idea!
We all want one! Make it happen Dave! Kickstarter? Indiegogo?? Amazon!?!? My first born!?!? Just tell me how!!!!!!!!!!
looks like a jock strap of some sort...
Hehe... that is a little thing that goes on your wrist and can unravel itself and then fly with a camera on board. It's hella-cool methinks.
So it's a flying jock strap with a camera? Does it come in pink?
did...you just share every article you ever posted on your site? Almost my whole news feed is your posts, all posted within seconds of eachother..
Hi, this is team Nixie. To learn more bout Nixie friend us on www.facebook.com/flynixie or check out www.flynixie.com
That may also mean that you have few friends and pages.
All jokes aside, it is a pretty cool idea. Let's hope this replaces the selfie.. ;)
because there was a 2 minute period where HotHardware was the only one to post? No.. I have a relatively "small" number of Friends on facebook because I only add people I actually talk to or give a damn about, but my news feed is very active (I also have 486 "pages," is that only a "few?")
I'll have to reach out to the team there. Not sure but I think Intel is sponsoring a "maker" sort of effort for the Edison processor and this was one of the entries. Not sure what their financing is like or how it will proceed from here.
Sorry, Sean. No but our RSS feed pull service, RSS Grafiti, was stuck and i flipped a switch to unstick it and it ended up posting everything that wasn't posted since it was stuck. Sorry, I will be notifying the service dept of the app provider. Not cool. #rssgraffiti https://apps.facebook.com/rssgraffiti/