CES 2017 Drone Innovations

The Most Exciting Consumer Drone News From CES 2017





” We’re two days out from the tech-filled extravaganza that is the Las Vegas Consumer Electronic Show, an epic display of wealth, gadgetry and bling to an audience of 150,000 people. Drones have their own wing of the event now, and a number of companies were displaying drones aimed directly at consumers. Leaving aside the growing business market for these models, I’ve taken a look at some of the most interesting options in the consumer space. Some can be classified as toys, some as aerial selfie sticks, but if this market gets traction, it will greatly increase the public support for business usages, so it’s a carrot-stick-carrot approach. Enjoy the latest additions to the drone-iverse.”



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” Last year ESPN debuted the Drone Racing Nationals in a primetime spot, creating drone racing dreams for many viewers. In response, a number of speedy models are getting released that will let users live out their flight fantasies. UVify showcased its latest drone at CES, the sleek Draco (no Malfoy relation) that’s made from a carbon fiber shell and has a top speed of 100 miles an hour. One of the biggest draws to this racing drone is that it says it’s out the box ready; many drones involve a lot of fiddling and tweaking to use correctly, so is simplifying this process is very attractive to beginners. You can preorder for $499, and you’ll need to shell out for accessories like receivers as well. An HD version is promised for later this year, price TBD.”



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” When you put drone and seeing in the same sentence a natural assumption is war and missiles. But here, it’s sleeping with the fishes, literally. PowerVision’s PowerRay drone is targeted at techie fishermen. The drone is designed to be thrown overboard, and is waterproof to 98 feet, offers live streaming and captures 4K video. Fishing enthusiasts can search for fish with its 12-megapixel camera, and it features an attached light which will both attract fish and add visibility to the murky depths. Plus sonar, to lure them in. Images can be viewed on the PowerVision app, or through VR goggles. Release date TBD, but expect a price point of around $1500.”




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