Drones are increasingly part of everyday life, to the point where they're becoming personal transportation. And as the tech gets smaller, faster, and more effective, new uses are coming to the fore. A great example is the AIR PIX, a personal photography drone that fits in your pocket and lets you ditch the selfie stick and tripod while getting great snaps.

To start with, it packs a great camera in a small space, with a 12-megapixel sensor and 1080p video with a 70° degree field of view in a package that's about the size of a typical wallet. You'll get smartphone-quality photos while leaving your phone in your pocket, and the six-minute flying time and 8GB of onboard memory lets you get the shot without worry.

The AIR PIX is also easy to use. Since it's an entirely self-contained unit, there's no parts to attach or arms to unfold. Just charge it, place it and launch it. You can control it in manual mode with the app, available for iOS or Android, to guide it into tight spaces or place it just so for the right shot.

If you want to skip the phone, though, put the AIR PIX in auto-fly mode, and it'll follow you as you enjoy life. Or set it to gesture mode, and control it with simple hand gestures. Once you're done shooting, you can use the image editing tools included to refine your shots to just the right look, and then share them instantly to your social media feeds. When you're done, slip it in your pocket and get back to what you were doing, with no packing or refolding needed.

The AIR PIX normally costs $159, yet currently you can save 13% and get your camera in the air for $139.

Prices subject to change.

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