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Cool Tech: Is This a Flying Wristwatch?

This guy's camera is about to amaze you.

Fly Nixie

Okay, this one is just plain cool. The guy in this photo (and video if you click on the image) is about to release a flying boomerang-like camera like you've never seen before.

When I was first told about the device, called Nixie, I thought, "Is this some sort of gimmick?" But it's not a gimmick—and they've definitely got my attention.

Still in development, think of Nixie as a drone combined with a wristwatch—just ditch the 'telling time' part. You unclip it from your wrist and let it fly away from you while the camera swivels to capture your amazing image. It's a wearable device capable of taking the ultimate selfie.

They call it "a camera that comes with you everywhere… and can fly. With a gesture, Nixie takes off, captures the moment, and comes right back."

The photos and videos from Nixie's site show rock climbers, bikers and athletes using the device to show off their incredible settings and talents. But if this wearable gets off the ground, you know the majority of pics and videos will be duck-faced selfies in everyday locations. No problem though since this is what new tech devices are all about—having fun and finding innovative tools to integrate into your daily life.

Co-founders, Christoph Kohstall and Jelena Jovanovic, have certainly created some buzz with this brand new application in the wearable world. And they've got the chops to back up their tech startup, bringing experience as a tech lead at Google combined with a PhD in experimental physics. 

To top it all off, they were recently presented with a $500,000 cheque from the Intel "Make It Wearable" Challenge.

Intel Make It Wearable Challenge - Nixie

The question remains if Nixie will be just a novelty gadget or if it will amount to much more in the wearables market. If I was betting, I'd put my chips on the latter.

What do you think? Will Nixie take off as the next new thing in wearable tech? Tell us your prediction in the comments below.

Mark Glucki

Mark has been developing digital blog communities for 10+ years that connect business and tech pros with their inspirational stories. He developed a North American best practice on creating great experiences on social networks and spends as much time learning about entrepreneur success stories as he does producing content for others to enjoy. Mark is also a commercial photographer focusing on product and location images. His work can be seen at Wonderlab Photo.

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