Although the Kickstarter campaign has been running for a while, today has been the official announcement of the Zano nano drone. At only 55 grams and dimensions of 2.5 x 2.5 inches, the Zano is a portable and sophisticated tool for advanced selfie photography. It is controlled via an iOS or Android app from your smartphone or tablet and can be programmed to automatically follow the user and capture photos from a fixed distance. While doing this, the drone uses several sensors to avoid obstacles. It can also be set to simply hold its position and always knows its position in relation to the smart device it is connected to. 

You can also control Zano by titling your phone or tablet in a video game-like fashion. The makers of the Zano claim that no complex flight training is required to steer the drone. The built-in 5MP camera captures photographs and HD video. Navigation and positioning uses a bunch of sensors including gyroscope, accelerometer, magnetometer, high-resolution barometric air pressure sensor, infrared obstacle avoidance technology, echo-sounding sonar and of course a GPS module. The Zano also has a LED display, microphone and speaker. 

You can see the Zano in action in the video below. If you like what you see you can still pledge £139 on the project's Kickstarter page to get one of the first Zanos in June next year. The campaign has already reached its funding goal which means the Zano will definitely become reality. If you prefer to have a close look at the Zano before you order you'll get a chance to see it at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas next month.