The Pocket Drone - Your personal flying robot

A project in San Diego, CA by AirDroids
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The world's first multicopter that's powerful enough to carry a high quality action camera and folds up smaller than a 7in tablet.
Backers: 1946
Average Pledge Per Backer: $477

Funded: $929,212 of $35,000
Dates: Jan 8th -> Mar 9th (60 days)
Project By: AirDroids
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Latest News

New Pocket Drone Videos and Next Steps

March 5th - via: kickstarter.com
As our Kickstarter campaign for the Pocket Drone draws to a close, we want to again express our gratitude for the outpouring of support we have received. With just a few days left on the campaign, we wanted to share a few things with all of you. We... (Read More)

Transmitter and camera

February 27th - via: kickstarter.com
Dear Backers, It's been a little while since we last sent out an update and we wanted to let you know some of the things we've been up to. As always, we appreciate your support as we work to get you your own flying robot. First, after talking with... (Read More)

Kickstarter Unboxed: Pocket Drone is Not Your Dad's RC Copter

February 26th - via: nerdstalker.com
As a hobbyist, when does the passion turn into a business? Well, the perfect storm of events have pushed these two former hobbyists into the entrepreneurship game. Meet Timothy Reuter and TJ Johnson, co-founders of AirDroids. The young AirDroids company has a Kickstarter campaign introducing their first product - The Pocket Drone and is hot. The Pocket Drone is Go-Pro toting, personal air robot. We talk with Tim and TJ on their successful Kickstarter campaign and some of the trials and tribulations of running their own Kickstarter campaign. (Read More)

Supply Chain and Manufacturing Progress

February 12th - via: kickstarter.com
While our Kickstarter campaign moves forward we are pushing as hard as we can to get our supply chain and manufacturing in place for June shipping. This update may seem a bit in the weeds, but we wanted to let you know some of the things we have been... (Read More)

New Feature and International Shipping

February 5th - via: kickstarter.com
We are humbled and deeply grateful that with your support the Pocket Drone recently crossed the half million dollar mark. Thanks to all of you for sharing in our vision of a drone product that is convenient and easy to use so everyone can access this... (Read More)

Spare parts, International Shipping, and More!

January 28th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello everyone, Thank you for all of your support on this project, it has been an amazing journey so far. We wanted to send an update on some of the things that have been going on.    Lights …Many of you have been asking about adding lights, so... (Read More)

Yes, Kickstarter Is a Store (Even If It Won't – or Can't – Admit It)

January 21st - via: digitaltrends.com
Kickstarter says it's not a store. But its users – backers and creators alike – seem to disagree. (Read More)

A Drone That Snaps Photos, Then Folds Up and Fits In Your Pocket

January 21st - via: mashable.com
This Kickstarter-funded Pocket Drone is a foldable, flying "multicopter" that its creators dubbed "the GoPro of drones." (Read More)

Crowdfunding robot roundup

January 21st - via: robotguide.com
It’s been a few weeks since the last crowdfunding robot roundup. We’ve moved cities, from Moscow to London, and have been busy with all sorts of robot, tech and other fun. And my scan of this weeks robot crowdfunding scene has lots of cool robot projects including an artificial intelligence cube, a pocket drone, a cute and helpful shopping assistance robot and a few other projects looking at the potential of robots to change our lives, hopefully for the better. Things get a little crazy though! (Read More)

Is That a Drone in Your Pocket?

January 21st - via: makezine.com
The Pocket Drone by AirDroids is a folding tri-copter intended to be the camera phone of drones. It is small enough to fit in a cargo pants pocket, but strong enough to lift a GoPro camera. Currently available through Kickstarter. (Read More)

Drone startup with D.C. area roots introduces ‘the Pocket Drone’

January 21st - via: washingtonpost.com
I met Timothy Reuter, a drone entrepreneur, this past summer while reporting a story about the emergence of personal drones. He wasn’t actually a drone entrepreneur yet. As the leader of the D.C. Area Drone User Group, which then had more than 500 members, he was more of a drone evangelist. (Read More)

Pocket Drone can fly, take photos, video and fold into your Pocket as well!

January 21st - via: techglimpse.com
Drones are becoming popular these days and we have seen recently one during CES 2014 (Parrot’s mini Drone and Jumbo). The U.S government is yet to give approval for drones to fly officially and that had already placed a barrier over Amazon’s unmanned drone to deliver good to its customers. However, that didn’t stop companies from creating drones for consumers. (Read More)

Pocket Drone: Collapsible, camera-toting copter costs $495

January 16th - via: news.cnet.com
The world of aerial drones is about to get a lot more accessible with the successful funding of the Pocket Drone microcopter on Kickstarter. (Read More)

Thank you, stretch goals, and how will you use your Pocket Drone?

January 15th - via: kickstarter.com
We crossed the $200,000 line today and continue to be blown away by all the excitement gathering as people imagine life with their Pocket Drones.  We're also inundated with messages and are working hard with our small team to get back to everyone.... (Read More)

This is the drone you're looking for (because you can afford it)

January 15th - via: dvice.com
The successfully funded Kickstarter project Pocket Drone is first big push for privately-owned recreational drones for everyone. (Read More)

A Cheap Folding Drone That's Strong Enough To Carry a GoPro

January 15th - via: gizmodo.com
They say the best quadcopter is the one you have with you (or is that cameras?) because not every opportunity to capture some glorious aerial footage is planned. So while you can spend thousands of dollars on a giant rig designed to hoist a heavy DSLR, why not save yourself some cash and opt for this wonderful $495 Pocket Drone that folds into a case smaller than a seven-inch tablet. (Read More)

The Pocket Drone, A Flying Camera Robot, Passed Funding Goal In One Day

January 14th - via: crowddistrict.com
The Pocket Drone is a flying robot device that enables anyone to capture photo or video footage from the sky using a GoPro. (Read More)

Sub-$500 Pocket Drone folds for transport and carries a GoPro

January 14th - via: gizmag.com
The original DJI Phantom quadcopter is now priced below US$500, and it's designed to carry a GoPro camera. However, while the copter could conceivably be stuffed into a backpack, doing so might be a little ... awkward. That's why the guys at San Diego-based AirDroids created the Pocket Drone. It squeaks in under the $500 mark and is made to carry a GoPro, but it also folds down for easy transport. What's more, its battery runtime is about twice that of the Phantom. (Read More)

AirDroids Markets a Pocket Drone for the Everyman

January 14th - via: singularityhub.com
Those who consider themselves early adopters better brace for their next big gadget purchase: a personal drone. (Read More)

Tricopter drone carries a camera, follows you by tracking your smartphone

January 12th - via: geek.com
Most consumer drone aircraft have minimal payload weights, but the Pocket Drone from AirDroid is designed to haul around a GoPro camera. The Pocket Drone can follow you around with the camera on autopilot by tracking your smartphone, which means you can take professional-looking aerial footage of your exploits all by yourself. (Read More)

Pocket Drone Takes Your Camcorder to the Skies

January 10th - via: geeksaresexy.net
A flying drone that folds up and fits in your pocket will be available in the US later this year. It’s being marketed as a tool for producing dramatic action video rather than dropping explosives. (Read More)

Gigantic thanks to all our backers, supporters, family and friends!

January 9th - via: kickstarter.com
This has been a phenomenal experience so far and we are definitely feeling the love. We never thought we'd get so much attention and support. We are just getting started and we are really looking forward to seeing what everyone will do with The... (Read More)

Pocket Drone blasts through Kickstarter campaign, offers an eye in the sky

January 9th - via: slashgear.com
Drones have been a hot topic in both the tech and the political world, particularly following Amazon's stated goal of delivering products by drone one day. (Read More)

Pocket Drones Gets $50,000 In Pledges Overnight

January 9th - via: techcrunch.com
Hardware Battlefield entrant Pocket Drones blew past their initial goal of $30,000 last night after launching on our stage at CES 2014. The company, run by long-time friends and moderators of the Drone User’s Group, Tim Reuter, TJ Johnson, and Chance Roth, built their drones as an alternative to expensive, bulky toy drones. (Read More)

An Affordable Drone That Takes Pictures And Folds Into Your Pocket Is Coming In 2014

January 9th - via: ibtimes.com
Forget bulky drones that cost thousands. 2014 is the year of the affordable, pocket-sized drone. (Read More)

UNR grad shows off tiny, brawny drone at CES

January 9th - via: rgj.com
By day he’s an Indiana lawyer but by night, T.J. Johnson engineers drones. Portable, strong, zippy drones. (Read More)

The Pocket Drone

January 9th - via: ilovebicycling.com
Capture all of your amazing skills with your personal flying pocket drone that can follow you through GPS! (Read More)

PocketDrone -- new APM-based Kickstarter project

January 8th - via: diydrones.com
Just launched at CES from AirDroids: the $500 Pocket Drone. Looks good! APM-based and well-engineered. (Read More)

AirDroids Wants To Democratize The Skies With Its Pint-Sized Pocket Drone

January 8th - via: techcrunch.com
The buzz around drones is undeniable these days — as it turns out, even Martha Stewart uses one to survey her farm — but there still hasn’t been a runaway drone hit that has captured that imaginations of the masses. That’s exactly what a hardware startup called AirDroids is trying to accomplish with the Pocket Drone, a (relatively) inexpensive flying machine that’s meant to give people of all stripes a different perspective. (Read More)

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