The world’s smallest camera drone is so tiny, the FAA doesn’t even see it

The Axis Vidius shows that size isn’t everything, especially when it comes to drones.

The Axis Vidius shows that size isn’t everything, especially when it comes to drones.

Despite measuring just 1.69 square inches in length, this tiny quadcopter offers full gyroscopic stabilization and a video camera. As the pilot, you can stream a live, first-person view on your phone and control the drone from your mobile device. (James Bond would be proud.)


In flight, the Vidius is remarkably nimble. The supplied 2.4GHz controller has three levels of sensitivity to choose from. You have precise control over pitch and yaw, and the pre-programmed trick mode allows you to pull 360-degree flips and rolls.

Alternatively, you can pilot the drone from your phone by downloading the free Vidius Drone app (available for iOS and Android), which also handles live-streaming. The built-in camera sends 420p footage back to your phone via Wi-Fi from up to 100 feet away.

Best of all, the Vidius is small enough to avoid Federal Aviation Administration regulations, and it has a flight time of 5–7 minutes on a full 20-minute charge. Convinced? You can order one now for $74.99 at the Daily Dot Store.

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Christine Burkson

Christine Burkson

Christine Burkson is the Senior Ecommerce Manager of the Daily Dot. Her work focuses on product reviews, Amazon deals, and online shopping. She previously served as an editor at Mashable, where she helped build the site's viral news section, and Yahoo, where she focused on DIY culture. Her work has also appeared on Bustle.