Two new pocket-sized drones have made their debut on the crowd-funding website Kickstarter. Anura — which shrinks to a phone-sized package with retractable wings — and Zano — an intelligent and autonomous drone. Also Read - Swiggy to soon deliver your food order using drones in India
Anura is the size of an average iPhone, but a little thicker. It has four retractable wings which can be tucked into the package and then carried around without a box. With a flight time of about 10 minutes, it connects to the controller through Wi-Fi. The drone also streams video and images back to the smartphone to capture and stream live video. Also Read - COVID-19: Drones to be used to detect Coronavirus from the skies
Zano, on the other hand, is slightly smaller and looks more like a conventional drone. It claims a slightly longer flight time of 10-15 minutes though it does need a case to carry around because of the exposed propellers. Both the drones have built-in cameras to shoot still images and high-definition video. Also Read - Facebook tired to use bird-like small drones to bring internet to remote areas
Both the drones can be controlled via apps for Android and iOS mobile devices. More information on the drones is available on Kickstarter.