Photo credit: PEARL Creative
Designed by Germany-based studio PEARL Creative, the KARLSSON Smart Companion is basically a wearable drone that is worn just like a watch. When not in use, it functions similar to a smart watch, allowing users to track sports activities, but at the push of a button, the face transforms into a miniature drone that can be deployed in seconds. “KARLSSON consists of two elements. The basis is a minimalistic wrist strap that primarily serves as the ‘landing platform’ for a flight-capable smart unit. In autonomous flight mode, KARLSSON expands the possibilities of a conventional smartwatch with a multitude of new functions,” said the studio. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
“In addition to the traditional capabilities of a smartwatch (like music playing and physical monitoring) the KARLSSON drone can help you perform a number of other activities like scouting your keys, finding your lost car in a large parking lot, assisting in navigation, and doubling as a light source in the dark. For the selfie-obsessed, it can even capture moments from any angle you can imagine,” according to Yanko Design.