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Lily Isn't a Drone — It's A GoPro That Follows You Around

Meet the friendliest drone on the market.

Posted on May 12, 2015, at 12:01 p.m. ET

Lily is a brand-new drone coming to market that makes drone photography easier than anything else out there.

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That's because the drone is made to follow around its user completely automatically — no controller necessary — tracking a GPS wristband and following commands issued from a smartphone app.


The drone takes off and lands right in the palm of your hand.

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The camera is built right into the drone, and shoots video at up to 1080p.

It can follow directly behind you, from a fixed point, or travel along a fixed flight path.

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It's waterproof, small enough to fit in a backpack, and weighs just under three pounds.


The tracker, which fits on your wrist, contains an accelerometer and an audio recorder.

That way, Lily can tell when your trajectory changes — like when you go off a jump while skiing or snowboarding — and knows to take quick snapshots while you're in the air. It records all the audio from your wrist and adds it to the video automatically, pairing the bird's-eye view with what you hear on the ground.

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Lily is releasing the drone in February 2016 at the latest, and it will cost $999. If you preorder it, however, it's just $499.

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