Why This Micro Drone Raised $3.6 Million on Indiegogo

Over the last few years, the popularity of consumer drones has grown exponentially. The market is saturated with high-quality drones, but most of them are designed for a niche audience and don't work well for the average user. But now, there's finally a drone that's suitable for every kind of user: the Micro Drone 3.0.

Judge Me By My Size, Do You?

The first thing you'll notice about the Micro Drone is its size. At 50mm by 145mm by 55mm, this drone fits in the palm of your hand and is easy to maneuver through tight spaces. It can travel up to 45 miles per hour and do all kinds of flips and tricks – even in windy conditions. Whether you're a first-time drone flier or a seasoned veteran, you'll have fun piloting the Micro Drone.

The Micro Drone comes in a Combo Pack that includes a cardboard headset for VR viewing and inverted blades so the drone can fly upside down. You can control the drone with the Micro Drone app, or you can use the included 2.4 GHz handset to extend your flying range by 500 feet.

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Any general-audience drone must have a good camera, and the Micro Drone is no exception. It shoots 720p HD video and has a self-stabilizing CPU so the video looks completely smooth. You can stream the footage to your smartphone and watch it live or you can record it on a micro SD card (sold separately) and watch it later.

Plus, unlike most small consumer drones, the Micro Drone supports VR. The included cardboard VR viewer gives you a first-person perspective that's so immersive that you'll truly feel like you're in the pilot's seat.

Customizable

The Micro Drone app lets you fine tune and extend the power of the Micro Drone by adjusting flight maneuverability settings such as the level of inertia. The app also includes basic video tutorials that teach you how to fly the drone and activate the first-person view. There are also more advanced tutorials that teach you how to have your drone perform acrobatics so you can impress all your friends with your mid-air flying prowess.

The Micro Drone can be expanded as your skill level and usage grows – you can switch between three different sizes of propellers or attach protective indoor bumpers. You can also personalize your drone by making your own drone body with a 3D printer or printing a pre-made body. The Micro Drone also uses hot-swappable batteries so you can easily change batteries on the fly without having to interrupt your flight session.

The Perfect Drone

Whether you're looking to experience a first-person perspective, modify your drone with different printable molds, or just do some basic flying, the Micro Drone will be a fun addition to your everyday life. And with its small size and excellent camera, you'll be amazed by the quality of the shots you can capture.

The Micro Drone 3.0 Combo Pack normally costs $215, but you can get it for just $145, a savings of 32 percent.

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Written by Curiosity Staff August 25, 2017