Hover 2 is a drone that flies itself while you pose for cinematic selfies

19 November 2018 / 12:30GMT

So you’ve reached that point where selfies just aren’t enough. Now you want cinematic video selfies that look like they’ve been ejected from Hollywood’s movie mincer. Enter: Hover 2 ($399). This drone flies itself, so you can get on with the important business of posing. Tap a button and Hover 2 whizzes into the air, cunningly avoiding obstacles with its spatial awareness, keeping track of you with auto-frame technology, and performing amazing camera sweeps by way of AI algorithmic smarts. It’ll output 4K video and 12MP photos, and in the controller-based BlastOff mode will stay aloft for up to 23 minutes, over a 5km range. Either way, that’s more than enough for standing at the top of a hill, staring purposefully at the sky, because you’ve decided you’re the new Brian Cox.