Pokedrone may be the answer to all those hard-to-reach Pokemon

Pokedrone may be the answer to all those hard-to-reach Pokemon
PHOTO: TRNDlabs

Amid the Pokemon Go craze, a Dutch company has unveiled an interesting innovation: the Pokedrone.

According to a video released by TRNDlabs, the palm-sized Pokedrone hooks up to a phone as an external camera and GPS to catch hard-to-reach Pokemon.

"Once connected via Wi-Fi to your phone, the Pokemon Go app uses the Pokedrone's GPS and camera instead of the phone's GPS and camera," the company's product description read.

However, much to the dismay of the augmented-reality application's fans, it is still at a conceptual stage.

"We are working round the clock on making this an actual product," said TRNDlabs founder Gerard Nieuwenhuis.

The main issue for the company is that "Poke" and the integration of the Pokedrone into the application requires co-operation with the Pokemon Company itself; the prefix is said to be highly valuable and licensing agreements are mandatory for its usage.

Nieuwenhuis stated, however, that the Pokedrone should be available by the beginning of next year.

Despite not being an actual product, TRNDlabs has collected real profits from its conceptual video by selling non-Pokemon related drones for US$69 (S$92) a piece.

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