Birdie is an aerodynamic accessory for action cams like the GoPro, designed to be hand-tossed into the air, allowing GoPro cameras to take continuous photos or video safely on the way down.
At 5-10x cheaper than an entry level drone, you now have access to aerial photography like never-before.
The construction is simple, with parachute fabric joining six plastic arms that connect into a bumper-equipped base.
By itself, Birdie weighs a mere 3.5 oz (100 g) and measures 13.3 x 11.8 x 9.8 in (34 x 30 x 25 cm) when fully deployed.
The accessory is designed to secure a GoPro Hero 3 or 4 face-down into the base (the cameras must be housed in their respective, protective case), with cutouts allowing lenses an unobstructed view.
Birdie is currently funding on Indiegogo, having raised 39 percent of its US$15,00 goal in two days, with another 30 days left to go.
A pledge of $35 sets you up with one Birdie, saving $15 off the planned retail price. If production goes according to schedule, backers can expect shipments to start as soon as this August.
Check out the video below to see how Birdie works. For more information about Birdie, visit indiegogo.com