One of the most compact flying machines is here. It is of the size of an iPhone and introduced by Odyssey Toys as the Pocket Drone. It is the next generation of drones that uses Wi-Fi to connect to your iOS or Android device and illuminates the path in front of it with LED lights. The drone comprises of rotors that can be folded and easily assembled. It can record in 720p in a 4GB SD card while an 8GB memory card can hold up to 2.3 MP of pictures taken in front mounted camera.
The features of Auto start and Stop helps beginners to fly high easily indoors and outdoors. Even the modes are cleverly designed where the drone has the capacity to auto takeoff and land and auto return with a headless mode. With just a simple twist of each motor mount, the controller with its control sticks can be pulled out and stored in the body, thus making it easier to fly, especially while travelling.
Covered with a simple black box, there are two bright LEDs on the front and back that orients the flight. The lights mirror the rotors that enhance the ride of the drone. You can move the drone in all directions with the help of sticks. The built of the pocket drone is lightweight plastic frame but it holds up well to any extreme crashes.
How to use?
Using a Pocket Drone is quite simple and you just have to press the start button, and the motors can easily make it fly. The left-handed sticks are set for drone climbing and the drone is well controlled with its quick responses to controls. The blades are quite large, which helps a great deal to balance the drone and control it, unlike other drones.
There are other switches like tornado button that gives a somersault to the drone flipping it over within seconds. As it is much smaller than its competitors, it has a specialty to zoom and turn quickly especially when it is flying at higher speeds.
Enhancement of photos and videos
The camera of pocket drone takes up to1280 x 720-pixel photos and videos, a drastic difference compared with other drones. It captures up to 30 frames per second, in JPEG file format.
- Body material – Plastic, Electronics
- Weight – 0.5 lbs.
- Size of Rotors – 4 2.2-inch
- Battery Size – 550mAh Li-ion
- Battery Life and Flight time – 6-8 minutes
- Camera and Video – 1280 by 720 pixel, 30 fps
- Color availability – Black
The Pocket drone is powered with a removable battery sized up of 550-mAh Li-ion. As the battery is made of lithium polymer its life is about 6 to 8 minutes when it is removable.
While recharging it you just have to unplug and remove it from the drone and then plug it into a USB port. The time taken to charge the full battery goes till 35 minutes. Besides that, the company doesn’t offer spare batteries with the set, but it is easily available for under $10 from Amazon.
Price and Availability
This Pocket Drone by Odyssey Toys is priced at around $100 in which as pare set of rotors is included. As we know there are other smaller drones in the market but none of them matches with the specialties of easy to fly and high-quality pictures and videos showcased by this Pocket Drone.
With a simple reform of easy to fly, latest collapsible design and some wonderful cool features, this Pocket Drone by Odyssey Toys is an excellent option for quick flights on the road or a holiday.