A little goes a long way: Kudrone, a miniature drone, learned to shoot 4K video
Drones can be big and small. The main difference between them is in their functionality. Small ones cannot shoot high definition video or hang in the air. But the new Kudrone drone by the Chinese startup Ruiven managed to break these limitations.
This device fits easily in the hand. Its size is not an obstacle to shoot a 4K format video and make a complete 360 degree turn in order to take panoramic shots. Also it is equipped with its own GPS navigation system and 16 GB memory card. Apart from that, the device can brag about its infrared and acoustic sensors allowing the drone to hang in the air and land automatically.
Kudrone is smartphone-controlled. You do not have to look after the flight of the drone: it sends video of its current position to the mobile device with the help of an onboard camera. All these broadcasts are carried out in real time via Wi-Fi.
The only issue is the operating time of the device. Currently, Kudrone's charge is enough only for 8 minutes. This problem is partially solved thanks to a spare replaceable battery also designed for 8 minutes of operation.
At the moment, on the Indiegogo website, a campaign to raise funds for mass production of Kudrone is being hold. The estimated retail price of the device is $ 189.