Today, Beijing-based PowerVision made its ovoid camera drone, the PowerEgg, available to international customers via pre-order on the company’s website for $1,288.
Customers who pre-order a PowerEgg will also get a backpack designed to fit the drone, its charging station, decorative stand and remote controls along with their orders. The company says the backpack is valued at $200.
Drones have taken many forms from the pocket-sized mutli-rotor drones made by CyPhy Works, to fixed-wing models that look like paper airplanes on steroids by Parrot and others, to the 4,100 four-seater airplane flown by remote control instead of a pilot, currently being developed by Aurora Flight Sciences.
The PowerEgg may be the only one to adopt an ovoid shape. The egg “hatches” four arms with folding rotor blades. In other words, the PowerEgg is a very pretty, foldable quadcopter.
But the PowerEgg also includes a long list of intriguing features, including a 4k camera and 3-axis gimbal setup that allows it to shoot 360-degree panoramic images.
It also allows real-time HD video transmission, so a user can send images mid-flight to their social media accounts from a good distance.
The PowerEgg is compatible with both iOS and Android devices.