This tiny drone takes great selfies and can be folded to fit in my hand.

This tiny drone takes great selfies and can be folded to fit in my hand.

Welcome to the Future: The Hover Camera X1 Selfie Drone

Have you ever struggled to take the perfect selfie? Well, say goodbye to those struggles because the Hover Camera X1 selfie drone is here to revolutionize the way you take photos and videos in 2023. This tiny 125-gram drone is ready to take off and capture your best moments with minimal effort on your part.

Introducing the Hover Camera X1

The Hover Camera X1, developed by Zero, is a compact drone that fits in the palm of your hand. Equipped with built-in storage, autonomous flight modes, and a high-quality camera, this selfie drone is set to change the game. But what sets it apart from other camera drones? Let’s take a closer look at its tech specs to find out:

Tech Specs Specifications
Dimensions (L×W×H) Folded: 127mm × 86mm × 31mm, Unfolded: 127mm × 145mm × 30mm
Weight 125g (with battery)
Flight Time Each battery supports about 20 intelligent flight shots
Storage 32GB
Adjustable Gimbal Range -90°~15°
Max Speed 7m/s (horizontal), 1.5m/s (ascent), 1.5m/s (descent)
Max Flight Height 15m
Video Modes 2704 x 1520 @30fps, 1920 x 1080 @60fps, 1920 x 1080 @30fps (HDR)
Image Size 4000 x 3000(12MP)
Battery Capacity 1050mAh
Charging Time 35 minutes (with charging dock), 55 minutes (with X1 onboard charging)

A Unique and Simple Experience

As someone who has flown various drones, I was initially skeptical about the idea of a selfie drone. What could it offer that other camera drones couldn’t? The first thing that stood out to me was the absence of a traditional controller. Instead, the Hover Camera X1 relies on an intuitive app interface for control. With just a single on/off button and a mode selection button, this drone keeps things refreshingly simple.

The six flight modes (hover, zoom out, orbit, follow, bird’s eye, and custom) are designed to make capturing the perfect shot effortless. Trusting a drone to fly itself may sound strange, but the Hover Camera X1 pleasantly surprised me with its performance.

Lightweight and Compact Design

Weighing in at just 125 grams, this selfie drone is impressively lightweight. In fact, it’s half the weight of a DJI Mini 3 Pro. The compact design, with its propellers safely guarded, ensures that the drone remains small and portable. When not in use, the Hover Camera X1 conveniently folds flat, making it easily transportable without any hassle.

User-Friendly Features

One of the standout features of the Hover Camera X1 is its built-in storage. With 32GB at your disposal, you won’t need to worry about carrying extra memory cards. Simply charge the batteries, unfold the drone, insert a battery, switch it on, and you’re ready to take to the skies.

Impressive Performance and Versatility

Despite my initial doubts, the Hover Camera X1 proved to be a capable performer. The camera, considering its small size, captures high-quality photos and videos, particularly in good to moderate lighting conditions. The video output is smooth and clear, with vibrant colors that rival those of budget smartphone cameras.

The autonomous flight modes on this drone are truly exceptional. After taking off and executing its flight path, the drone gracefully returns to its starting point, ready for landing. Wind resistance is also commendable, with the Hover Camera X1 able to handle winds up to approximately 21 miles per hour. While it lacks obstruction avoidance sensors, I found the drone to be remarkably robust, surviving multiple collisions with walls and trees.

Long-lasting Battery Life

Battery life is often a concern with drones, but the Hover Camera X1 does not disappoint. With each battery providing approximately 20 flights, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to capture those perfect shots and videos. This means you can indulge in a variety of flight modes, including selfies, orbits, bird’s eye views, and follow shots, without worrying about running out of power.

An Unexpected Gem

To say I was impressed with the Hover Camera X1 would be an understatement. I had anticipated a mere toy, but this drone proved to be anything but. It offers a simple and straightforward flying experience, sacrificing advanced image controls and customization options in favor of ease of use. For those looking for a drone specifically tailored for selfies and holiday snapshots, the Hover Camera X1 is a perfect fit.

Value for Money

While the Hover Camera X1 comes with a price tag of $349, it’s worth noting that it offers a unique set of features that differentiate it from other drones. For those seeking a drone primarily for capturing selfies and group shots, along with additional fun features, the Hover Camera X1 is well worth the investment. However, if you have aspirations for aerial photography and videography, and desire more control over flight modes and advanced image settings, a more traditional drone might be the appropriate choice.

A Game-Changer for Social Media

In conclusion, the Hover Camera X1 selfie drone is poised to revolutionize the way we capture and share our experiences. Its simplicity, portability, and impressive performance make it a standout device for the selfie enthusiast. With its compact design, intuitive flight modes, and high-quality camera, this drone offers a refreshing and entertaining alternative to the traditional selfie stick. Get ready to see your social media game soar to new heights, thanks to the Hover Camera X1.