PhoneDrone Gives Your Smartphone the Power of Flight!

By: | May 8th, 2015

Who doesn’t want to own a drone? Nowadays, more and more people are buying drones for fun, but drones are very expensive.

If you want to buy your own drone but find the cost prohibitive, you can now significantly reduce the cost of a drone by turning your smartphone into a PhoneDrone. Your smartphone already has a powerful processor, camera, and sensors. PhoneDrone simply turns your powerful smartphone into a flying robot to watch a live video feed.

Designed by Indiana-Based xCraft, PhoneDrone Can Be Flown in Different Ways

You can use a free app on your phone to enter a flight path for PhoneDrone to follow. The other way is to easily pair it to another smartphone or tablet that you can keep with you and use it to manually pilot the drone via Wi-Fi or follow you like a bodyguard while you walk.

The PhoneDrone even returns to you when the batteries are low. Since the smartphone used in the PhoneDrone already has sharing tools, you can easily transfer the video footage captured by the PhoneDrone camera to your computer or share it with your friends.

The PhoneDrone is currently available through Kickstarter where a pledge of $199 can get you a PhoneDrone.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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