Sprite – The Drone That Fits in Your Pocket
Gareth Andrews / 5 years ago
In this day and age drones are in the news almost every day, from their use in the military to their use delivering your parcels. Drones are going to become a part of the future, and more and more low-end models are becoming available for use by everyday homeowners. So how about one you can put in your rucksack for capturing those beautiful landscape shots during your walks?
Using either its autopilot or an android app (you can even use a conventional flight controller, but you will have to pay for the R/C transmitter), you can control where the Sprite goes, from orbiting objects or points or interests to following you and focusing while you go up that hill in the countryside.
Designed to be rugged and tightly packed, the Sprite favours several features which may make it more attractive to the bugging rural landscape photographer. The low noise and 2 axis stabilised 1080P camera with a waterproof sealed case means even if you’re taking pictures of your local pond or the seaside if it comes down your safe in knowing that your pictures are going to fine when you swim out to grab them.
With a durable frame the Sprite is designed to land wherever you need it to, being able to quickly retract the blades in less than 0.5 second, your emergency landings will be okay be it in the field or on the mountainside.
With an amazing array of features, I would be interested in seeing how well the Sprite works, but with a price tag of $799 (£515 approximately) its something that I fear is not available to everyone immediately. However if you are interested in it check out their Kickstarter here.