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Best of CES: 5 Top Drones & Tech


- Debra Cleghorn | RotorDrone Magazine

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At the 2019 CES extravaganza in Las Vegas, we were blown away by the new, innovative drones and gear on display! Here are RotorDrone’s top picks from the event.

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SwellPro Spry

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This waterproof drone can land in water and even has a waterproof controller! Nothing says “consumer” like a piece of electronics that you can accidentally drop in the pool (or the ocean) and keep using.

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Autel Robotics DragonFish

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This fixed wing VTOL (vertical takoff and lift) UAV has some serious real-time kinematic mapping potential! Still in development, it will have a steep price tag, so only serious commercial operators need apply.

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Fluidity Technologies FT Aviator

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A single joystick control system for drones, this unit is initially compatible with DJI but expanding to other manufacturers. It’s a really clever, intuitive design, created by a world-class over-achiever. Invented by a guy who is former NASA astronaut who has flown in space twice and a medical doctor who has summitted Mt. Everest.

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Extreme Flyers MicroDrone 4.0

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Developed by world-class nerd Vernon Kerswell, this drone will debut on a crowd-funding platform later this month. This guy does small drones like nobody we’ve ever seen, and with a price tag that’s under $200, we can’t wait to get our hands on one!

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GET Distant Wireless Power

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Right out of the Nikola Tesla playbook: drones recharge wirelessly, in minutes, with no physical contact and never even touching the ground. If that isn’t innovative, we don’t know what is!


Original article at RotorDrone Magazine, here.


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