Take your summer fun to new heights in the pool with the Ziphius, which is the first app-controlled aquatic drone that plays augmented reality games and can show autonomous behaviors. It’s an easy-to-use gadget that responds to your smartphone or tablet commands in real-time. You can take pictures and videos of your under water adventures and its processing power allows you to play augmented reality games. Thanks to its high-performance turbines it can travel at up to 6 mph, and the hydrodynamic design makes it fluid like water so that it always stays upright.

An extra-sensory dorsal power that scans the environment to find the matching signal from your smartphone or tablet, the Wi-Fi range reaches 300 ft. Its user-friendly apps ensure great adventures, while its autonomous behaviors make Ziphius smart enough to play catch or dance for you. There is a 160º tilting angle HD camera that lets it see above and below the water level and it includes a LED flash light to enhance the vision in dark waters. With a design inspired by nature, the Ziphius can mimic emotions via a set of programmable RGB led-light in its dorsal fin causing users to easily empathize with it.

Pledge $245 or more to get your own via the Kickstarter campaign.


Kristie Bertucci

Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.