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The Hover Camera Passport: a Portable Device for your Winner Aerial Selfies

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Yes, we all love aerial shots taken by drones but most of them come with a hefty price tag. Now, there is a more affordable option for selfie addicts.

Zero Zero Robotics successfully launched the Hover Camera Passport, the very first flying camera of the brand. It is lightweight thanks to its carbon fiber enclosure and is foldable, making it portable and perfect for that out of town or out of the country vacation.

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Reports say that the drone is easy to operate and is compatible with an iPhone running on iOS 8 or higher or an Android phone running on 4.4. The Hover Camera Passport can fly up to 17 miles per hour, climb up to 16 feet and has a range of up to 66 feet.

The maximum flight time of the Hover Camera Passport is about 20 minutes as each purchase comes with 2 batteries that lasts for 10 minutes each. For its price, one cannot complain considering that the DJI Mavic Pro has a 27-minute flight time.

While the foldable quadcopter camera certainly has a lot of nice features, it does have some drawbacks. For one, it is said to have face detection issues when used in a crowd even though it is already programmed to “lock” into one person’s face. It was also reported to have difficulty following people when walking up stairs and gets thrown off track in areas with a lot of glass windows.

Still, if you are working on a budget and trying to keep your luggage weight at a minimum, the Hover Camera Passport may be worth considering. It retails at $599 (about Php 28,752), which is significantly less than the Go Pro Karma or the DJI Mavic Pro.

Lea Cruz

A hardcore Star Wars fan, we’ve been calling Lea the Philippines’ Princess of Tech. She serves as the Lifestyle Editor at Unbox and the host for some of our YouTube videos.

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