There’s nothing like combining two trends, winning a high-profile $500,000 prize, and getting set to cash in on the resulting hot market.
That’s Nixie in a nutshell.
It’s a wearable whose prototype was introduced late in 2014 and seems to be ripped straight from a Batman movie that can take to the skies and record its surroundings.
And it’s coming soon to a wrist near you:
Here’s its co-founder Christoph Kohstall at CES 2015 showing the prototype in action:
That’s what Nixie calls its Boomerang mode, where it returns to your wrist automatically after shooting videos or photos. As shown in its introductory video, there’s also a Follow Me mode, where it hovers around you, shooting vids and photos whilst you’re getting up to whatever it is you’re doing.
And don’t think Nixie will be a novelty.
There can be no stronger confirmation of commercial viability than an established company seeing enough to be convinced it’s time to roll out a competitor. GoPro has announced plans to enter this market.
It’s already become heavily invested in drones:
Nixie has given no word yet as to a suggested retail price.