Rook: Flying Home Assistant Drone

There are certain types of people that absolutely HATE being away from home (I’m admittedly one of them). They’re in a constant state of concern about what they’re missing — what’s going on in their home while they’re out and about? Sure, a home security camera (like, an Oco) is great, but the camera is stationary, so you’re stuck looking at whatever you pointed it at before you left the house. What if you could use a drone to fly around your house using your smartphone?

Introducing Rook, which is being touted as the world’s first home drone that you can fly from anywhere in the world. Want to know if that package you’re waiting for came yet? Want to check in on Fito while you’re out of the house? The Rook simply connects to your WiFi network, allowing you to fly it from your smartphone via an app. It uses indoor stabilization so that it’s easy to fly. Once you’re finished checking in on things, you fly it back to its base for wireless charging. Conceptually, it’s a pretty cool idea that may not be super practical, but, well, we don’t care about practicality. The project is currently being funded on IndieGogo, and it’s available for an early bird backer price of $129 USD (when it hits retail, it’ll go up to $200).

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