Micro Drone 3.0. A drone the size of a bug.
The Micro Drone 3.0. Image obtained with thanks from Extreme Flyers.

Long ago, I wrote about the enormous impact that tiny, bug-sized drone technology could have on society. It could help authorities fight crime by listening in on organized crime operations, these tiny drones could also fly into dangerous areas and record events as they unfold (so journalists don’t have to risk their lives), and much more. At the time of that article, such tiny drones didn’t exist (at least not on the market).

Micro Drone 3.0. A drone the size of a bug.
The Micro Drone 3.0. Image obtained with thanks from Extreme Flyers.

Now, Extreme Flyer’s Micro Drone 3.0’s Indiegogo campaign has commenced with an early bird price of $125. The technology can store HD video on a microSD card or stream live to your smartphone via Wi-Fi (which enables you to save your footage, even if you lose the drone). The range of Wi-Fi is a bit short for this application, though.

Lance Ulanoff commented:

‘Additionally, Drone 3.0 will, according to company representatives, work with live-streaming apps Periscope and Meerkat and Google Cardboard VR headsets. These capabilities could add a whole new dimension to consumer-grade drone activities.

In addition to these cutting edge updates, the tiny drone can store HD video in an on-board micro-SD card, stream video directly to your smartphone via ad-hoc Wi-Fi and offers a simple, two-finger smartphone control interface.’

Micro Drone 3.0 Image obtained with thanks from Extreme Flyers.
Micro Drone 3.0
Image obtained with thanks from Extreme Flyers.

Extreme Flyer says that the Micro Drone 3.0’s technology enables it to withstand 45 MPH winds, and fly up to 300 feet away from your smartphone. That means users can use it to explore large areas from the comfort of their own homes, their vehicles, or a tent. That (especially the ability to handle 45 MPH winds) is quite a bit for such a small drone. If I can get my hands on one, i’ll try it out and upload pictures/videos. Stay tuned!