January 12th, 2017
This month, Hover Camera exhibited at CES 2017 and had one of the most buzzed about products of the entire Las Vegas show. Hover Camera Passport, the self-flying camera drone, was a huge hit among attendees and press alike.
New Feature Demos
Hover Camera Passport, has been available since October, but the product is constantly being upgraded via firmware. In addition to demonstrating existing features including release and hover, face and body tracking, and orbit, two new features were demonstrated to show attendees at the Hover Camera booth.
The two new features, Owner Mode and Gesture Control, allows Hover Camera to pave the way for a new category of consumer, AI-powered flying cameras that are truly accessible and approachable. This means we’re making flying cameras so easy to use, you’ll just let go and let Hover Camera do the rest. You can also learn more on our CES page: GetHover.com/CES
Introducing a revolutionary new feature, allowing Hover Camera Passport to fly and follow you, all without a smartphone. Just register your face in the app, release and hover, and Hover Camera Passport will auto scan its environment to follow your face. The device will then automatically lock on, follow and record you.
Another smartphone-free mode, Gesture Control, will allow users to use hand motions to signal to Hover Camera Passport when to take a photo, as well as deactivate Owner Mode so users can easily grab and go.
Hover Camera Passport was nominated and awarded several distinguished awards during the show.
– CES Innovation Award – Honoree
– Rotor Drone Magazine – Best Consumer Drone
– Global Network – Best of CES 2017 Top 10
From morning broadcast to press coverage in notable tech publications, Hover Camera Passport was one of the most talked about products of the event.
– The Today Show: See a camera drone that follows you and other futuristic tech at CES
– CNET: The drones of CES 2017
– Fox News : CES: Clever drone with 4K cam and unique protective design
– ABC News : CES 2017 Highlighted by Helpful Robots, Smart Hairbrushes, Flying Cameras
– Engadget: This selfie-drone recognizes, finds and auto-records its owner
– Washington Post : Here are 53 gadgets on display at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show
– Financial Times : Consumer Electronics Show 2017 — the hits and misses
– Consumer Reports: Make Way for the Selfie Drones
– Fast Company : The everything chip: Qualcomm’s plan to power drones