Should This PokéDrone Concept Be Made?


We know. We know. Another Pokémon Go related article. But, we seriously couldn’t resist because we really want to play the game in an official capacity without threat of being banned by Niantic Labs. Plus, you know, drones!


You must have read the article about the man cleverly strapping his smartphone to a drone to be able to catch Pokémon around his neighbourhood. While we must applaud his ingenuity, we would hardly recommend strapping your device to something that expensive just to play Pokémon Go while you sit on a lounge chair outside your house. Enter the PokéDrone by TRNDlabs.

The PokéDrone is still a concept and perhaps a ploy to market TRNDlabs’ tiny palm-sized drones using the hype generated by the game, but we wouldn’t be surprised if Niantic Labs and the Pokémon Company would actually consider producing something similar. The concept is based off the SKEYE Nano Drone, a nimble quadcopter with a built-in VGA camera and a 120mAh battery. Fly time with this tiny drone is only 3 to 4 minutes with a 30-minute charge time, so there’s a lot to be done if they want you to use this to catch ’em all. It’s definitely far from being the best choice out there as you may end up wasting $69 (Php3,229) if you crash it and even spend a long time trying to find the minuscule drone.

For now, we twiddle our thumbs and distract ourselves from the fact that Pokémon Go is still not available in SEA.

Source: Mashable

Jamie Inocian

A self-confessed geek. Jamie started out helping out on the Unbox Podcast and became the Digital Sales Manager when he joined the team full time. He has since then transitioned into one of our Senior Editors and Head Video Producer.

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