What It Is
The Proto-X Nanodrone by Estes is an adorably tiny buzzing, hovering, flipping, quad drone that is small in size but enormous in entertainment. With four rotating propellers, this little drone flies around your neighborhood confusing all of your neighbors due to its size. Weighing in at 11.5g, the 50mm baby drone fits in the palm of your hand and will probably annoy most people who will think the buzzing is a pesky fly or unwanted mosquito. In other words, you'll get a kick out of this wacky wireless RC device.
Is It Fun?
Besides the unique design, which makes the quad nanodrone look like a futuristic spy device you might see in a sci-fi action movie, this bite-sized drone flies great and can flip and spin in any of four directions with a couple of simple RC taps. The remote control is also very responsive as you won't have to pull back or push forward to steer it. In addition to all these great features, the short stature of the Proto-X makes it much easier to command inside the house and get the better of pets, siblings, and even mom and dad.
Who It’s For
Kids over 12 who are into RC toys but who like the idea of a nanodrone they can fly indoors or outdoors. Older children and adults that love RC vehicles or just drones in general will also enjoy the Proto-X and the outlandish situations it can get into. Due to it's size, the Proto-X also makes a great novelty gift for people who get a kick out of miniature items.The Proto-X is also a natural go-to device for pranksters, but you didn't hear it from us.
What To Be Aware Of
The things that make this drone so great (its small size and high-speed) will make it frustrating for younger kids to fly successfully. It requires a degree of control and patience to master. And while it's not exactly fragile, it also doesn't seem like it could take repeated drops from very high. While it can be steered outdoors, it's better suited for indoor use as it can easily get lost due to its size. The Proto-X features a rechargeable Lipo battery and two AAA batteries and comes in a variety of colors.