Ghost Drone boasts simplistic smartphone controls

A couple of new drones have debuted this month, the DJI Inspire 1 and 3D Robotics' X8+. If neither of those — and the myriad other options available — strike your fancy, there's yet another contender inbound: the Ghost Drone. Unlike some other competing products, this personal drone makes controlling it as straight-forward and simple as possible through its mobile app — an RC controller isn't included. The drone features a 2D gimbal that is compatible with GoPro cameras, allowing users to record while in the sky.

The Ghost Drone is a small personal drone that is shipped pre-assembled and ready to fly straight from the box. It is both water and wind resistant, measuring in at 14- x 14- x 4-inches with a quad-copter design. Communication with one's smartphone is done with a G-Box.

The app, as demonstrated in the video below, features an Auto Mode, which lets the user point their finger somewhere on the map with the drone following. There's also a manual control mode, using on-screen dials to manually control the vehicle. Commands can also be pre-programmed for faster use.

Ghost Drone is being funded via an Indiegogo campaign, where the makers have exceeded their $100,000 USD goal and currently sit at a little over $219,000 USD in pledges. A Ghost Drone by itself can be had with a $375 USD pledge, while the drone with the gimbal in black or white is available for $549 USD. Shipping is estimated for January.

SOURCE: Indiegogo