The PowerEgg was developed by the robotics company PowerVision and wants to introduce a friendly image for drones.
When closed, the drone looks like an egg and has the size of a rugby ball. When a person presses the button, it pulls four arms and becomes a flying object.
The object weighs around 4.6 pounds and carries a camera with a 4K resolution. Once in flight, the camera can rotate 360 degrees. The visual positional system helps the PowerEgg fly 13 feet above the ground.
The PowerEgg uses GPS to maintain its stability up in the air. Automatic shooting models help to move the controller, to focus on a subject, to waypoint navigation, or to take selfies.
Even if a lot of instruments are not new, the PowerEgg controller is unique. The developers made the device modular, and the flight processor was separated from the base station. The Follow Me feature tracks the movement of the controller, and a person can control the quadcopter with just one hand. It also responds to gestures.
More significantly, the controller allows pointing to the direction where the person wants the drone to go. The device will respond to a simple gesture.
The drone is able to deliver a live video transmission from a distance up to 3.1 miles to a tablet and even to a phone. The device is compatible with both Android and iOS.
The battery has a maximum flight time of 23 minutes, which suits the drone’s size and weight.
How to Get the PowerEgg
The price of the PowerEgg is of $1,288, and the device is up for sale on the site of the company. However, the shipping is scheduled for the month of October.
The bundle includes the drone, two stick controllers, the Maestro control, battery, a charger, and a base station that displays the device. Orders that come before the end of September will also receive a backpack.
Upon testing, the PowerEgg can take off and land all by itself. It can go for a long distance, and even if the price is a bit high for a drone, the device has some interesting features that may make it very attractive. Another important quality is its design, which can make it suitable for travel.
PowerVision is a Chinese company that started in 1992 that focused on technical solutions that had flexible and fast implementations, have a lost cost, and they are easy to use.
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