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San Francisco Drone Maker Unveils Smartphone-Controlled Drone That Folds Up Into Pocket Size

October 14, 2014 | Telepresence Options


Story and images by Carlos E. Casta�eda / CBS SanFrancisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) -- A San Francisco-based drone maker has unveiled a device it calls a drone for the masses that can shoot video and fold up into the size and shape of a cellphone.

The AeriCam Anura is a pocket-sized drone with fold-away rotors that can be controlled and monitored over WiFi with a user's smartphone.

AeriCam's founder said he designed it for those people who always wanted a drone, but balked at the prospect of carrying around a large contraption and bulky controller. "It doesn't involve lugging around a lot of gear," said founder Jason Lam.

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