If you see something that looks like four hula hoops attached together hovering in the sky, don't automatically assume that it's a UFO. It might just be the Aeryon Scout, a new product from Aeryon Labs of Waterloo that is actually a flying camera.
The device is composed of four connected foam rings with a rotor inside and a camera attached to its bottom. It flies under control of a remote. Why would they produce such a weird camera? You may ask.
The makers of the Aeryon Scout say it was designed for taking pictures of places where it's too difficult, dangerous or time-consuming to go. According to Steffen Lindner, one of the founders of Aeryon, this new product is mainly targeted at the police forces, security companies and surveying and engineering firms.
Floating object inventions have received a lot of attention today. Many of these gadgets make great use of the properties of magnets to create this hovering effect, by engaging magnets set upon opposite poles. The effect is rather unique and almost magic-like.
The latest gadget to utilise this concept is a picture frame, which appears to suspend in mid air between two ends of what seems to resemble a desk lamp, but does not emit light, only acts as a magnetic force to hover the picture.
With three various styles, including an artistic base, original base and a cosmic base--every idea has been designed and produced. Simply position the photo frame, which holds two pictures, between the "lamp" and watch your own pictures descend from mid-air.