Despite the whipping spring winds, the prototype of the Lily Camera is hovering steadily in place above my head in New York’s Central Park. The Lily looks a lot like other drones you can buy now, but this one has a special trick. As its name suggests, it’s really a camera that just happens to fly. By itself.
Developed for use by action sports enthusiasts — snowboarders, skateboarders, and the like — the Lily Camera lets you capture all of your best moves and stunts without needing someone else to pilot it.
To use the drone, you turn it on and it connects to a separate wrist-worn controller that doubles as a tracker.