Hover Camera Passport, a lightweight, personal drone-style camera from Zero Zero Robotics, is available on Apple's website and in Apple retail stores in the United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong, and the UK starting today.

The Hover Camera Passport can be thought of as a sort of next-generation autonomous selfie stick that's able to follow you around and capture a hands-free photo whenever you wish.

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It's made from a lightweight (242 grams), foldable carbon fiber material so it packs down small and can go anywhere, and it's equipped with face tracking and body tracking so it knows who to follow. The drone travels up to 17 miles per hour and can hover for 10 minutes at up to 65 feet away, so it's able to track a user that's running, walking, biking, or engaging in other similar physical activities.

There's a 13-megapixel camera built in, which can also capture 4K video. Since it's a flying camera, it can capture 360 degrees of panoramic video, and it's designed to be flown right out of the box, so even people unfamiliar with drones can pick it up and fly it.

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The Hover Camera Passport is controlled through the Hover Camera iOS app, which provides features like a real-time video feed, quick social sharing, multiple flight modes including spin and orbit, auto follow, and picture-taking features.

New features are being added to the Hover Camera Passport for its Apple Store launch, including compatibility with iMovie and Final Cut Pro X, a more user-friendly interface, and automated media editing to create small, moving clips that can be shared with family and friends.


Zero Zero Robotics is offering a $499 Apple-exclusive bundle at Apple Stores, which consists of a Passport flying camera, two batteries, a charger, an adapter, and an easy-carry bag. Apple retail stores will be hosting in-store demos of the Hover Camera Passport so customers can try it out. 42 retail stores will begin demos today, and other stores will start demonstrations in May.

Top Rated Comments

bennyf Avatar
56 months ago
Awesome gadget. I just wish they weren't using selfie's as a selling point. Last thing on earth we need is yet another way for people to take more pictures of themselves. By all means take cool pics from otherwise unattainable vantage points, but I don't want to see your face in the shot, thanks.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Kynmore Avatar
56 months ago
Cool. Pricey. Also - I wasn't a fan of them using a church as an example.
It's common of photographers to use old churches because of the lighting and colors. I mean, an old decrepit warehouse isn't as nice to show hi resolution images of.
Score: 5 Votes (Like | Disagree)
now i see it Avatar
56 months ago
Ok. That thing is way cool!
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
samcraig Avatar
56 months ago
Cool. Pricey. Also - I wasn't a fan of them using a church as an example.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
chriscrk Avatar
56 months ago
Awesome gadget. I just wish they weren't using selfie's as a selling point. Last thing on earth we need is yet another way for people to take more pictures of themselves. By all means take cool pics from otherwise unattainable vantage points, but I don't want to see your face in the shot, thanks.
Selfie hate is so pathetic by now. Ever thought they're taking the pictures for themselves or family / friends , and not for you?

Maybe, just maybe, they want to take pictures of the places they've visited and make them a bit more personal by having themselves in the shot!

Exactly what is wrong with that?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
QuarterSwede Avatar
56 months ago
Selfie hate is so pathetic by now. Ever thought they're taking the pictures for themselves or family / friends , and not for you?

Maybe, just maybe, they want to take pictures of the places they've visited and make them a bit more personal by having themselves in the shot!

Exactly what is wrong with that?
Nothing that's what. People don't want to see pictures of where you went on vacation. They want to see pictures of you enjoying where you went on vacation.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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