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 - COVID-19: Drones to be used to detect Coronavirus from the skies
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 - Facebook tired to use bird-like small drones to bring internet to remote areas
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 - BGR India's Best Reads of 2018
Both the drones can be controlled via apps for Android and iOS mobile devices. More information on the drones is available on Kickstarter.