You can do a lot through your phone now, things that you probably wouldn’t have imagined doing this way nearly a decade ago. Technology has significantly advanced since then and has grown smaller, we can easily fit the most technologically advanced phones in our pockets. While there are other solutions that let you enjoy the joy of flight through your phone, such as quadcopters and drones, they are often expensive, certainly a lot expensive than a paper airplane. This is where the PowerUp 3.0 comes in, its a small kit that lets you control your paper airline through a phone.

The kit is made up of small propellers and a rudder at the back, whereas there’s a central unit upfront that has a micro-USB charging port and a low power Bluetooth radio. This crash proof kit offers 10 minutes of flight time after a single charge, commands are beamed through Bluetooth which offers a range of up to 180 feet. It will be compatible with both iOS and Android phones once its released. At this point in time, PowerUp 3.0 is a Kickstarter campaign seeking funding from people like you and me. Though its not like they need the money, the Kickstarter goal was $50,000 and so far this project has received donations that amount to $784,114 at the time of this writing. Talk about smashing a goal.

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