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Top 100 Photography Tech Trends in 2016

From Image-Stabilizing Smartphones to Wearable VR Cameras

— January 29, 2017 — Tech
Shutterbugs have a lot of options these days, as these 2016 photography trends illustrate.

Whether consumers are looking for something that can be worn throughout the day so they're never in danger of missing the perfect picture, or high-tech gear that gets them a defined bird's-eye view, there's plenty of products to choose from. For those interested in what's coming next, allow our 2017 Trend Reports to introduce you.

The 'Relonch' is just one of the products that's included in these 2016 photography trends. A camera that automatically uploads images to iCloud, the Relonch prevents shots from getting lost and saves time on transferring.

Well-suited to skiers and others taking part in intensive sports, GoPro's 'Remo' is voice-controlled so that athletes don't have to fiddle with equipment while they hit the slopes. Also featured are 360-degree recording glasses, fire-detecting security cameras and even ride-recording motorcycle helmets.
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Activity
Freshness
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3D Animal-Scanning Cameras
3D Animal-Scanning Cameras
The Beastcam Captures Accurate 3D Renderings of Animals
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99
Action Camera LED Lights
Action Camera LED Lights
The 'LitraTorch' LED Lighting System is Designed Especially for the GoPro
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98
360-Degree HD Cameras
360-Degree HD Cameras
Sony Transformed 12 Xperia Z5 Smartphones into a 4K Video Camera
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97
Cloud Photo Camera Services
Cloud Photo Camera Services
The Relonch Camera Service Sends Photos to the Cloud After Capture
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96
Multi-Camera Charging Docks
Multi-Camera Charging Docks
The 'ChargerPro' GoPro Camera Dock Enhances the Experience
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95
Premium Focus Cameras
Premium Focus Cameras
This Premium Camera Features Focus Peaking For Crisp Imagery
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94
Quirky Mirrorless Cameras
Quirky Mirrorless Cameras
The New Sigma Cameras Share Similar Sensors and Designs
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93
Pocket-Sized Digital Cameras
Pocket-Sized Digital Cameras
The Fujifilm X70 Camera Delivers Advances Features in a Small Package
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92
Cubed Underwater Camera Flashes
Cubed Underwater Camera Flashes
The Lume Cube Offers a Waterproof Design for Adventure Photography
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91
Customizable Smartphone Cameras
Customizable Smartphone Cameras
The Bluboo Maya Comes With a Powerful Quad-Core Processor
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90
Color-Coated Digital Cameras
Color-Coated Digital Cameras
The Polaroid 'iZone' Made Its Debut at CES 2016
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89
Solar-Power Photography Tools
Solar-Power Photography Tools
The 'Enlaps Tikee' Panoramic Photography Solution is Flexible
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88
UAV Rescue Projects
UAV Rescue Projects
aeroSee Uses a Human Team As Well As a Search and Rescue Drone to Find People
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87
Trailblazing Mirrorless Cameras
Trailblazing Mirrorless Cameras
The Sony A6500 Comes Equipped With Five-Axis Image Stabilization
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86
Enhanced Compact Cameras
Enhanced Compact Cameras
The Canon Powershot G7x Mark II Mirrorless Camera is Ready for Action
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85
Fashionable Camera Attachments
Fashionable Camera Attachments
These Camera Scarf Straps Keep Gear Fashionably Within Reach
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84
Selfie-Morphing Apps
Selfie-Morphing Apps
The Snow App is a Snapchat Clone That Allows For Next-Level Selfies
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83
360-Degree Action Cameras
360-Degree Action Cameras
The Nikon KeyMission 360 Enables 360-Degree Photos and Video
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82
Darkness-Embracing Cameras
Darkness-Embracing Cameras
This Sony Video Camera Works Well In Pitch Black Environments
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81
Luxury Titanium Cameras
Luxury Titanium Cameras
Leica's M-P Titanium Camera is a Limited-Edition Release
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80
Interchangeable Lens Phone Cases
Interchangeable Lens Phone Cases
The 'iZZi' Slim Case for iPhone 6S Packs Photographer Accessories
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79
Pocket-Sized Camcorders
Pocket-Sized Camcorders
The 'Now Cam' Made Its Debut at CES 2016
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78
Flexible Vlogging Tripods
Flexible Vlogging Tripods
The Shot-Perfecting Tripod Design was Created Specifically for YouTubers
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77
Cassette-Sized Camera Drones
Cassette-Sized Camera Drones
The Hover Camera Shoots 4K Video From a Compact Body
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76
Hyper-Zoom Cameras
Hyper-Zoom Cameras
The New Sony Cyber-Shot RX10 111 Offers Top-Notch Zoom and Sensor Capabilities
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75
Camouflage Action Camera Cases
Camouflage Action Camera Cases
Keep Your GoPro Hidden During Hunting with the Realtree Case
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74
4K Security Cameras
4K Security Cameras
The 'Ultra4' Camera from 'EZVIZ' Made Its Debut at CES 2016
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73
4K Action Cameras
4K Action Cameras
The 'S90A' Camera from 'AEE Technology' Premiered at Ces 2016
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72
Continuously Recording Cameras
Continuously Recording Cameras
This Smart Camera Shares Moments in Real-Time with Minimal Editing
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71
Precision Sensor Cameras
Precision Sensor Cameras
The Nikon D5 Makes its Debut at CES 2015 to the Delight of Photographers
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70
Slow Motion Cameras
Slow Motion Cameras
This Sony Camera Lets You Capture Beautifully Precise Slow-Motion Footage
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69
360-Degree VR Cameras
360-Degree VR Cameras
The Samsung Gear 360 Allows Users to Create Content Like Never Before
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68
Action Cam Shot Glasses
Action Cam Shot Glasses
The Polaroid Cube Shot Glass Captures a POV of Drinkers
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67
Stylistic Photo Filter Apps
Stylistic Photo Filter Apps
The Prisma App Transforms Selfies Into Veritable Works Of Art
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66
High-Quality Adhesive Cameras
High-Quality Adhesive Cameras
The Newly Upgraded 'Podo' Captures Even Better Hands-Free Photos
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65
Astrophotography Cameras
Astrophotography Cameras
TinyMOS' 'Tiny1' Camera Shoots Detailed Pictures of the Night Sky
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64
Professional Smartphone Gimbals
Professional Smartphone Gimbals
The Snoppa M1 3-Axis Smartphone Gimbal Enables Seamless Footage
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63
Confidence-Boosting Cameras
Confidence-Boosting Cameras
Soo Mok's Children's Cameras Give a Friendly Way to Form Interactions
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62
Selfie Stick Phone Cases
Selfie Stick Phone Cases
This iPhone Case is Equipped with a Built-In Selfie Stick
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61
Blink-Sensing Cameras
Blink-Sensing Cameras
The 'Blincam' Can Take Photos When the User Blinks or Winks
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60
Egg-Shaped Camera Drones
Egg-Shaped Camera Drones
The PowerEgg is Designed For Both Recreational and Professional Use
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59
Rugged Frame Camera Mounts
Rugged Frame Camera Mounts
The GoPole Triad Camera Grip Provides Mounting for Up to Two Cameras
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58
Secure Wearable Tripods
Secure Wearable Tripods
The Camera Stabilizer Harness Strap Prevents Fatigue During Recording
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57
360-Degree Smart Cameras
360-Degree Smart Cameras
The Misafes 'Panoporter' Video Chat Camera Offers Comprehensive Coverage
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56
Camera-Friendly Knapsacks
Camera-Friendly Knapsacks
The Incase Kelly Slater Pro Backpack is Designed for Technology Use
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55
Temperature-Sensing Baby Cameras
Temperature-Sensing Baby Cameras
The Escam Baby Monitor Camera Features 360-Degree Rotation
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54
Camera Weight Redistributors
Camera Weight Redistributors
Obscura Gear's Wooden Clips Attach to Bags to Reduce Strain
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53
Live-View Action Cams
Live-View Action Cams
The Sony FDR-X3000 4K Action Cam Has a Zeiss Tessar Lens
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52
Long-Exposure Films
Long-Exposure Films
This Artist Used Long-Exposure Photographs to Capture This Film
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51
Massive Technological Photography Studios
Massive Technological Photography Studios
'Alva Studios' New Facility is The Pinnacle for Pictures
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50
Obstacle-Evading Drones
Obstacle-Evading Drones
The Typhoon H Pro Drone Uses Intel RealSense Technology
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49
Social Media Sticker Books
Social Media Sticker Books
This Company Turns Instagram Photos into Custom Sticker Books
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48
Tiny VR Cameras
Tiny VR Cameras
The Miniscule 'Nico360' Records High-Quality 360-Degree Footage
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47
High-Quality Action Cameras
High-Quality Action Cameras
Nikon's 'Keymission 360' at CES 2016 is Meant to Rival the GoPro
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46
Selfie Stick Phone Cases
Selfie Stick Phone Cases
This Phone Case Comes Complete with a Built-In Extendable Selfie Stick
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45
Reflective Milky Way Photography
Reflective Milky Way Photography
These Mystical Photos Resemble Surrealist Paintings
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44
Landscape Drone Photography
Landscape Drone Photography
The Aerial Photos Capture Beauty and Movement in the Chosen Subjects
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43
360-Degree Smartphone Cameras
360-Degree Smartphone Cameras
The 'Vyu360' Add-On Device Captures 360-Degree Images on Smartphones
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42
Afforable Compact 4K Cameras
Afforable Compact 4K Cameras
This Year's CES 2016 Launches Panasonic's New TZ100 Travel Camera
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41
Wrist-Worn Action Cameras
Wrist-Worn Action Cameras
The 'Frodo' Wearable Action Camera Allows for On-the-Go Editing
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40
360-Degree Camera Helmets
360-Degree Camera Helmets
The Bell 'Helmet 360' is a Safety Device with 4K Video Capabilities
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39
Stabilizing Camera Mounts
Stabilizing Camera Mounts
The 'StayblCam' Video Stabilizer Works with Smartphones and the GoPro
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38
Luxury 3D Printers
Luxury 3D Printers
Pollen's Advanced 3D Printer Pam Can Print Multi Materials Simultaneously
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37
Ergonomic Smartphone Camera Grips
Ergonomic Smartphone Camera Grips
The Pictar Camera Grip Gives iPhone Users the Control of a DSLR
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36
Image-Stabilizing Smartphone Cameras
Image-Stabilizing Smartphone Cameras
The True Zoom Camera is Compatible With Motorola Handsets
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35
Micro Action Cameras
Micro Action Cameras
'MokaCam' is the World's Smallest 4K Camera
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34
Renaissance Subway Photography
Renaissance Subway Photography
An Artist Imagines Commuters as 16th Century Paintings
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33
Remote-Controlled Underwater Vehicles
Remote-Controlled Underwater Vehicles
The 'FiFish Atlantis' Recently Made Its Debut at CES 2016
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32
360-Degree Smartphone Cameras
360-Degree Smartphone Cameras
The 'LyfieEye' 360-Degree Smartphone External Camera is Easy to Use
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31
Smartphone-Connected DSLRs
Smartphone-Connected DSLRs
The 'DSLRUOCK' Professional Camera Incorporates Smartphones
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30
Virtual Reality-Capturing Drones
Virtual Reality-Capturing Drones
Compared to Others on the Market, This VR Drone is Affordable
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29
Wearable Lapel Cameras
Wearable Lapel Cameras
The Autographer Films Hands-Free by Connecting to the Wearer's Shirt
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28
Smartphone Photography Lens Cases
Smartphone Photography Lens Cases
The 'X-Lens' Camera Lens Case Enables Professional Photography
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27
Smart Makeup Mirrors
Smart Makeup Mirrors
The JUNO Makeup Light Mirror Offers Adjustable Lighting for Accuracy
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26
Long-Exposure Firefly Photography
Long-Exposure Firefly Photography
These Images Show the Thousands of Fireflies in Japanese Gardens
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25
3D-Printed Pinhole Cameras
3D-Printed Pinhole Cameras
This 3D-Printed Camera Brings a New Perspective to Old Photography
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24
Quick Setup Security Cameras
Quick Setup Security Cameras
The iLuv mySight WiFi Video Camera Takes Clips When There's Motion
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23
Impressive Micro Cameras
Impressive Micro Cameras
The Sony RX IV is a Powerful Camera that Fits into a Shirt Pocket
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22
Adhesive Hands-Free Cameras
Adhesive Hands-Free Cameras
'Podo' is a Stick and Shoot Camera That Can Be Attached to Any Surface
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21
Drone Wedding Photography
Drone Wedding Photography
This Drone Aerial Photography Captures Stunning Scenes
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20
Flexible Snake Cameras
Flexible Snake Cameras
The 'Link' Camera Features a Lens on Either End of the Snake-Like Design
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19
Food-Monitoring Fridge Cameras
Food-Monitoring Fridge Cameras
The 'Fridge Cam' Just Made Its Debut at CES 2015
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18
Paper-Thin Smartphone Lenses
Paper-Thin Smartphone Lenses
The 'BLIPS' Camera Lenses Offer Macro and Micro Options
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17
Rescue Dog Photography
Rescue Dog Photography
These Photos of a Puppy and Baby Sleeping Show the Soft Side of Rescues
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16
Wearable Flying Cameras
Wearable Flying Cameras
The 'nixie' is a Wearable Drone That Can Be Worn Like a Watch
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15
Insectival Macro Lenses
Insectival Macro Lenses
The Laowa 24 Millimeter Lens Looks Like an Insect's Proboscis
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14
Weatherproof Wireless Security Cameras
Weatherproof Wireless Security Cameras
The 'Guardzilla' Outdoor Wireless Security Camera is Rugged
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13
DIY Thermal Cameras
DIY Thermal Cameras
The Thermocam Kit Allows Users to DIY Their Own Thermal Imaging Camera
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12
Camera Beer Caps
Camera Beer Caps
This Beck's Beer Bottle Comes With a 360-Degree Camera Lens
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11
Social Media Photography Booths
Social Media Photography Booths
The Lightcase '#Flatlay' Makes a Popular Perspective a Cinch
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10
Hovering Selfie Drones
Hovering Selfie Drones
The Hover is a Flying Camera Made to Capture Photos from an Ideal Height
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9
Dripping Candle Portraits
Dripping Candle Portraits
These Unsettling Portraits Have Unusual Focal Points
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8
Dedicated Social Media Cameras
Dedicated Social Media Cameras
The 'Instasnap' Camera Makes Instagram Posting Phone-Free
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7
Bicycle Security Cameras
Bicycle Security Cameras
The Cycliq 'Fly12' Bike Cam Records and Monitors when Installed on Bikes
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6
Sneaky Smartphone Camera Cases
Sneaky Smartphone Camera Cases
The 'COVR Photo' Smartphone Photography Case Snaps Covert Pics
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5
Paper-Thin Digital Cameras
Paper-Thin Digital Cameras
This Ultra-Thin Camera is No Thicker Than a Piece of Paper
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4
Eerie Woodland Photography
Eerie Woodland Photography
These Eerie Photos Evoke a Sense of Unease in the Viewer
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3
Selfie-Taking Soda Bottles
Selfie-Taking Soda Bottles
This Coca-Cola Bottle Captures the Special Moment of Sipping Coke
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2
Live-Streaming Aquatic Cameras
Live-Streaming Aquatic Cameras
The 'FanCam' Fishing Camera Offers a Real-Time View into the Water
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1
Portable Selfie-Capturing Drones
Portable Selfie-Capturing Drones
The 'AirSelfie' is Integrated into Mobile Phone Covers
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