Pocket-sized drones are here

  • IANS, New York
  • Updated: Nov 28, 2014 17:26 IST

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 the Zano - an intelligent and autonomous drone - are now seeking funds for mass production.

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.

On the other side, Zano 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.

The drones can be controlled via apps for android and iOS mobile devices, the information available on Kickstarter read.

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