If you’ve ever worried about your poor drone getting cold, fear not! For a few hundred bucks, you can get your drone a custom-made sweater.
It’s summer in Australia and my eyeballs are sweating just looking at the picture. But DroneSweaters, the company that sells these pricey garments, believes that if you’re going to take your drone out to somewhere cold, you should put some clothes on it:
Sure, drones come equipped with their own external layering system, but some drones have lighter layers of plastic than others, and some are not suited to the environments in which they find themselves transplanted. So your drone may in fact be extremely uncomfortable with the winter temperatures – as uncomfortable as you would be if you went outside without clothing.
Sure, but the $US189 ($AU264) price tag is a bit hard to swallow; it’s more expensive than your regular human sweater. That and it sounds like an absolute pain to get one made. You need to pick the right material (think about how wool can “make your drone more uncomfortable due to itching”) and get the right measurements (“so that your drone cannot easily pull the piece off”).
The whole DroneSweaters website sounds like a big fat joke but no doubt some people will think this is a brilliant idea and will fork out the money to buy an ugly sweater for their drone.
It’s a cute idea but I’d rather let my drone freeze to death.