Menlo Park Company Creates Flying Camera

A Menlo Park company has devised a flying camera for consumer use.

Lily, described on its website as a "camera that follows you," is a drone device that is thrown in the air, where it hovers, follows and shoots the person controlling it.

The camera weighs just under three pounds, has a maximum altitude of 50 feet and 20 minutes of recording time; photos and videos are sent to your smartphone.

Yahoo tech reporter Daniel Howley was impressed with how well Lily kept up with his movements and controls, which are executed via a device worn around the wrist. He tried to "trick it by running in zigzag patterns," but it still kept up.

Lily is currently available for pre-order through June 15 for $499; it will ship in February 2016.

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