Sprite – The Drone That Fits in Your Pocket

In this day and age drones are in the news almost every day, from their use in the military to their use delivering your parcels. Drones are going to become a part of the future, and more and more low-end models are becoming available for use by everyday homeowners. So how about one you can put in your rucksack for capturing those beautiful landscape shots during your walks?

Using either its autopilot or an android app (you can even use a conventional flight controller, but you will have to pay for the R/C transmitter), you can control where the Sprite goes, from orbiting objects or points or interests to following you and focusing while you go up that hill in the countryside.

Designed to be rugged and tightly packed, the Sprite favours several features which may make it more attractive to the bugging rural landscape photographer. The low noise and 2 axis stabilised 1080P camera with a waterproof sealed case means even if you’re taking pictures of your local pond or the seaside if it comes down your safe in knowing that your pictures are going to fine when you swim out to grab them.

With a durable frame the Sprite is designed to land wherever you need it to, being able to quickly retract the blades in less than 0.5 second, your emergency landings will be okay be it in the field or on the mountainside.

With an amazing array of features, I would be interested in seeing how well the Sprite works, but with a price tag of $799 (£515 approximately) its something that I fear is not available to everyone immediately. However if you are interested in it check out their Kickstarter here.

Images of Late Soviet Union Computer Mouse Surface, Would Have Cost $300 in 1990

It looks like someone has stumbled upon a rare late Soviet computer mouse. The device is said to have been produced in 1990, but was modelled in 1989, as the documents state. The design is very weird and it comes in red colour (as it would be expected from that era).

The price for this type of mouse is also staggering, coming in at 285 roubles, which was equally translated in US dollars. This would have meant that the mouse in question would have cost around $300 back in the ’90s.

The box states that “It is the most comfortable graphic input device. You can move a cursor or piece of graphics across the screen, paint or use in business”. It even comes with its own serial number written in pen and was under a warranty.

Another odd thing about the mouse is that it comes with its blueprints in the box. But given its price tag, it would be nice to have in case something broke and a piece was required to fix it.

Lastly, the size of the mouse looks pretty realistic compared to a modern mouse, except you can’t really connect it to any modern PC or laptop due to its huge and outdated connector.

Here are the images of the mouse:

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