Meet Dobby China’s first pocket drone


dobby drone China

Chinese start-up Dobby are crowdfunding a drone in China that can fold up and fit in your pocket and will cost just $260.

Xiaomi managed to grab a piece of the drone market this week with their pro-sumer level quad-copters that offer a built-in camera, and up to 4K video recording at half the price of a similar DJI, but still for a lot of people the drone is a little too big for their needs.

This is where Chinese start-up Dobby hope to make some waves with a drone that folds up and can fit in to your pocket.

dobby drone China

The compact UAV will measure 135 x 67 x 36.8mm, with rotors and arms that fold out of the side of the main body when in use.

Internally, Dobby will run on a Snapdragon 801 chipset, with 2GB RAM and feature 16GB internal memory. The internal storage will be used for snapping photos via the drones 13 mega-pixel camera or video at up to 4K resolution.

dobby drone China

Like similar drones the Dobby with feature a WIFI connection, GPS and GLONASS and there will be a smartphone app to control the drone rather than having a separate controller. In addition to standard ‘manual’ flight, the Dobby also has a follow me feature, and can be set to fly via waypoints.

Dobby is currently in a crowd funding phase on Taobao in China, so it remains to be seen if this is a real device or nothing more than vaporware.

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12 Comments

  1. Assefa Hanson
    May 27, 2016

    isnt dobby some kind of slave/servant name for some character in a movie or something all i can here is “dobby wants this” dialogue in my head ohhh yessss lord of the rings LOLOLOL

    • seismo
      May 27, 2016

      It’s a Harry Potter character…

      But that drone just seems too good to be true.

      • Assefa Hanson
        May 27, 2016

        yes its harry potter lol me and my memory

    • .
      May 27, 2016

      Master gave Dobby a sock.
      Dobby is now free!

  2. Assefa Hanson
    May 27, 2016

    isnt dobby some kind of slave/servant name for some character in a movie or something all i can here is “dobby wants this” dialogue in my head ohhh yessss lord of the rings LOLOLOL

    • Guest
      May 27, 2016

      It’s a Harry Potter character…

      But that drone just seems too good to be true.

    • Assefa Hanson
      May 27, 2016

      yes its harry potter lol me and my memory

    • Guest
      May 27, 2016

      Master gave Dobby a sock.
      Dobby is now free!

  3. Tommi
    May 29, 2016

    -1 for not having controller, another -1 for only 16GB storage.

  4. Guest
    May 29, 2016

    -1 for not having controller, another -1 for only 16GB storage.

  5. Wandering Android
    May 31, 2016

    So 60 seconds flight time and 60 seconds recording? LOL

  6. Wandering Android
    May 31, 2016

    So 60 seconds flight time and 60 seconds recording? LOL