“If you’ve ever been to an Apple store, you’ll know that they’re often a frenetic hive of energy, a barely contained chaos of overflowing Genius Bar appointments and random people crowding in just to check their email on a new Mac or play music on Bluetooth speakers,” Mike Murphy writes for Quartz. “But it’s possible that things are about to get even crazier.”

“The Hover Camera Passport, a small consumer drone produced by Chinese startup Zero Zero Robotics, is about to go on sale at Apple stores, the company announced,” Murphy writes. “And starting today, prospective customers at a few US locations will be able to actually get a demonstration of the $500 drone flying around the store.”

“Quartz reviewed the drone last year,” Murphy writes. “While it’s a one of the most portable, safe, and easy-to-use drones available, it’s also exceedingly loud. And not only is it loud, but the sound its four small motors produce whenever its flying is so high-pitched that my colleague compared it to a swarm of mosquitos attacking your eardrums.”

Read more in the full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: Here’s what the Hover Camera Passport looks like and can do:

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Dan K.” for the heads up.]