The Drones at CES 2018: Drones 3.0 Accessible for Everyone

Despite GoPro’s failures and tight government regulations all over the globe, the drone business stills pushing hard as the users demand more and more day to day applications based on this tiny, and not so tiny, “toys”. In fact we’ve seen a myriad of flying machines being demoed in this 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas

if you are thinking on what to purchase next, have a look at the list. Whatever deep your pocket is, we’re sure that you’ll find a gadget worth buying!

1. AirSelfie 2

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The Airselfie was born as a Kickstarter project back in 2016, and now at CES 2018, its successor has emerged. The new model features upgrades to the camera, flight time, and field of view, while keeping everything in the same compact shell that can fit in the palm of your hand (just about). It’s controlled by a phone app and features options you wouldn’t expect in a drone this size, like the ability to hover in one spot.

It features 12MP camera (the range is around 60 feet or 18 meters) and 16GB of on-board storage. The drone has a high price tag, and can be yours right now €599 (roughly $715).

2. Tello

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Tello is the drone from Chinese manufacturer Ryze Tech featuring tech made by Intel and DJI. You get a 360-degree camera, live streaming capabilities, flight stabilization and a simple-to-use control system aimed at younger people – the youngsters can even test their Scratch coding chops to configure flight patterns for Tello.

The best part. Will be on sale for only $99 when it appears sometimes on Q1 2018. The drone offers 13 minutes of flight time between charges, takes 5MP snaps and videos, and weighs in at just 80 grams or 2.8 ounces.

3. Yuneec Typhoon H Plus

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Wohoo! Yuneec made it again and released the proud successor of the Typhoon H. This drone is aimed for those serious about drone photography: it comes with a 1-inch 20MP sensor camera, as well as a high aperture lens and the ability to record 4K video at 60fps. Low light performance has been boosted from the original Typhoon H and the drone can manage stable flight in wind speeds up to 30mph.

Automatic obstacle avoidance is built in of course, as you would expect from a drone of this pedigree, while the controller is Android based and has a 720p display so you can see exactly where your drone is heading. All of this marvellous drone technology can be yours sometime in the first half of 2018 for $1,799.99.

4. Volocopter

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This drone represent a step ahead in terms of size, usage and maneuverability. In fact, is a multi-rotor-copter, not a drone.

The Volocopter is an idea made through a partnership between the German firm of the same name and Intel, which provided some of the internal computing components and tech know-how.

The aircraft features 18 rotors and an impressive level of redundancy should one or more of them fail. This is still some way off going on sale – and will cost a fortune when it does – but test flights are now happening and Intel CEO Brian Krzanich has been in one of them. The era of flying, self-driving taxis might be approaching faster than you think.

5. PowerDolphin

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Again, is the Power Dolphin a drone? We could be arguing centuries on this. From our point of view it is NOT, sorry. Drones are meant to be airborne!

Power Vision, the manufacturer of Power Dolphin does not see ti the same way. they have designed a device that can scoot across the surface of your favorite pond or lake and take photos and video (in resolutions up to 4K) as it goes.

What’s more, the drone is able to automatically detect fish from a distance of 131 feet or 40 meters and then automatically release a line and bait to snag them, making your fishing trips much less hands-on experiences.

A return-to-home mode is built in, you get two hours of use between charges, and the device is set to go on sale in April for €799.

6. AEE Selfly

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Another drone designed to handle selfie-taking duties, the AEE Selfly actually folds away to become a phone case that’ll protect any Android phone or iPhone between about 4 and 6 inches in size. It’s two useful gadgets in one.

It’s small and compact, but it can still take 13MP pictures and 1080p video, and can hover in place to make sure your group shots always look as good as possible. You can pick one up for $130.

Which one do you prefer?

Post via TechRadar.

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