The Xenon Adventure Drone is an ultra-portable alternative that aims to make the setup process a cinch so you can do more playing and less assembling. Better yet, it’s simple to store and transport so it will be ready when you are.
The design is made possible by stacking sections that attach magnetically. Just snap the black and white pieces together and the drone will be prepared to fly. A third section acts as both a storage container for the drone and a launching platform that can be held in the hand. As for the control element, it attaches onto any smartphone, augmenting the display with surface haptics that provides a tactile, dynamic, flat surface, replicating a joystick. Here, users can view and control its 3-axis gimbal stabilized camera which unfolds during flight to record 4k video and photos.
The Xenon Adventure Drone is a winner of the 2018 Red Dot Design Concept Award.
Designer: Kendall Toerner