A new Kickstarted drone is taking the interwebs by storm with nearly half a million dollars of funding in just a few days. Meet Hexo+, the drone that films you using your GoPro and follows you autonomously, anywhere.
The goal of Squadrone System, who created the Hexo+, is to offer an automated drone camera that's easy to use and affordable. Pro snowboarder Xavier de la Reu who is part of the production wants to put professional-grade drone filming in the hands of everyone.
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Owners can use the accompanying app to set the camera angle and position. Once ready to go they simply hit the film button and the Hexo+ will take off and remain locked onto their phone no matter where they go. It'll even anticipate trajectory to remain at the same distance if you're doing a jump. So from snowboarding to mountain biking it should stay with you filming in stabilised, clear 1080p GoPro quality.
The Hexo+ has a top speed of 45mph, its battery lasts for 15 minutes and it can film at a range of up to 50 metres away. A stretch goal is to live feed the video to a mobile, which should be coming since the company has already smashed its goal with 28 days to go at the time of publishing.
The Hexo+ is on Kickstarter now from $300 for a build-your-own version for those with 3D printers. Or a built kit (neither include GoPro) from $600.