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Anura Pocket Drone is the size of a smartphone

This drone is only slightly larger than an iPhone. Slip it in your pocket, and you can carry it with you wherever you go, for instant fly-bys.

You can control it with your iOS or Android smartphone, and stream footage back to it from the drone’s micro FPV camera.

It looks a doddle to control, too. With one click, you can make it return home, take off or land. The Follow Me feature makes it follow you around, tracking your every move.

It’s not quite built for military-style reconnaissance missions though. It can only fly for between 12 and 16 minutes, which is a bit limited. But it has its own Wi-Fi antenna – so you won’t need to connect to a network to control it – which transmits to a range of 60 to 90 feet.

It charges via a USB port, so you can juice it up from your desktop or laptop. Plug it in, and 40 minutes later it’ll be fully charged. And it weighs just 4oz, so is light enough to always carry with you.

The rotors and arms fold into the body of the device, so won’t snap off in your bag.

It has raised over $82,000 of a $100,000 target on Kickstarter, and there are still 51 days to go. It can be yours for just $175 (£109) if you pledge early, with delivery expected in April 2015. The device will have a RRP of $275 (£171).

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