Isaac Neill's modern author blog with cool technology news from this year.
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
2016 Bionic Bird
Sure, there were some exiting smartphone-operated drones at CES. For our money, though, the Bionic Bird takes the cake as the coolest of the lot. Forget rotors and propellers, this thing, which looks like a bird, flaps its wings like a real bird to catch air. We won’t be surprised if cats try to eat this or hunters try to shoot it down – the darn thing looks like a genuine small bird, rather than a radio-controlled flying toy. Do note, the toy doesn’t look like it’s the most durable flyer ever made (those plastic wings look like they’ll break on a hard crash), but having to spend on extra parts to put it back together sounds like a worthy undertaking for the kind of fun you can have flying a winged creature.