xCraft have created a new smartphone quadcopter that uses your phone in a very unique way. The PhoneDrone Ethos quadcopter is capable of accepting both iOS and Android smartphones allowing you to use the mobile devices cameras for aerial photography.
Watch the video below to learn more about this very unique drone that has taken to Kickstarter to raise $100,000 to make the jump into production.
The developers of the drone explain more about the inspiration and design of their PhoneDrone Ethos quadcopter.
Since their inception, smartphones have been confined to only two dimensions – limited to roam the earth at ground level. It’s time to set your smartphone free! Grant your smartphone access to the third dimension with PhoneDrone Ethos!
Features include :
• Easy to use – No drone experience necessary.
• Affordable -Your smartphone already has a powerful processor and multiple sensors. Why pay for all those things over again when buying a drone?
• Familiar – Our companion app is simple and intuitive.
• Packable- Pack PhoneDrone Ethos for next adventure. It will be ready at a moment’s notice.
• Compatible with all your devices – iOS, Android, and even Apple Watch!
• Control and video streaming -Easily tether to another mobile device for control and video streaming.
• Built in charger – Charge from any USB source – or swap batteries for extended flight times.
• A camera mirror – Shoot straight down, forward, or to the side!
The PhoneDrone Ethos quadcopter is now available to pledge for with early bird prices starting from just $195, providing a saving of over $100 off the retail price. Jump over to the Kickstarter project using the link below.