This may be old news, but you’ve got to admit that the drone sweater is a timeless gem. Some people color or paint their drones. And if you are looking to give your drone that personal touch too, why not go for a sweater by San Francisco-based artist Danielle Baskin?
IBC, one of the largest technology and media shows, is only 3 weeks away. Understandably, the camera news world has fallen quiet as many companies are holding back with their announcements of new filmmaking gear. We expect a lot of announcements – also by drone manufacturers, by the way – and we will give you full coverage, right here on cinema5D.
To kill some time in the meantime, I took a stroll around the web and came across the drone sweater that many of you might not yet be familiar with. “Is this legitimate?”, you might ask. When reached for comment, Danielle Baskin, the artist behind the drone sweater, told The Verge:
“It started as a joke / art piece, but actually drone-owners in cold climates have told me that their drones have problems with their battery life during the winter. I was thinking that I should add pockets to the sweaters that can hold portable heaters or make the sweater electric so it keeps the drone at a warmer temperature, and actually this would be useful, if not just for novelty.” She also pointed out that some people are afraid of drones and a sweater might make a drone look less “cold” to them in the other sense of the word.
This may be a joke and make no sense to anyone who understand physics, given that a drone sweater will not keep their batteries warm at all. Regardless, this might actually be the perfect birthday present for that drone geek friend of yours.
Granted, at $189 it is not a particularly affordable piece of unnecessary drone gear. But for some, it might just give them joy every time they fly.
You can get a drone sweater at dronesweaters.com
via The Verge