Pocket-size photo drone delivers

Ditch that ridiculous-looking selfie stick for a pocket-size photo drone that takes photos and video from up to 65 feet in the air.

The AirSelfie photo drone is the size of a cellphone and weighs about 2 ounces. The micro USB-powered drone can fly for about 3 minutes on a charge. To launch the drone, you just toss it in the air and swipe the take-off switch on AirSelfie’s smartphone app, which also lets you control the drone.

Built-in sonar and a visual sensor help steady it in the air. Be aware: Rules regarding drone flight vary by state and country, with some locales banning their personal use.

Image files are transferred wirelessly to your smartphone from the drone’s 4-gigabyte memory.

Mashable said the “pocket-size flying camera takes the perfect aerial selfies.”

Forbes said the drone “delivers Snapchat-worthy selfies.”

The recently announced AirSelfie2 upgrades the camera quality, battery life and memory capacity of the original.

One downside: The 5-megapixel camera isn’t fantastic, but it still takes sharp photos, according to Forbes.


Sit-stand desk just what the doctor ordered

The doctor prescribed a sit-stand desk for chronic lower back pain, a desk that moves up and down.

The 6-foot-wide ApexDesk has room for a PC with a 25-inch monitor, an iMac with a 27-inch monitor, a printer and a few smaller peripherals, including a scanner.

This model, which is motorized, can go from 30 inches high to nearly 5 feet.

The doctor cautioned against a manual, or crank, model because the exertion of raising and lowering the desk might cause another kind of back pain.

The table has memory settings.

The $629 model is the largest; and there are smaller, less expensive models.

Also, there are “risers” for an existing desk, which have limited up-and-down ranges. Some of those are $200 to $300. A $35 rubber mat from Amazon also reduced fatigue.

It took less than two hours to assemble the desk. Expect to pay around $100 to have a pro do it.