Thursday, 17 March 2016

Smart Nano Drone from ONAGOfly

The Drone Craze

The Drone Craze continues to inspire new, smarter and safer drone technology for under the sea as well as in the air vehicles. The most important drone innovation today is "sense and avoid" technology for UAVs.

You are possibly familiar with drone manufacturers such as DJI, Parrot and 3DR who have produced popular models like the Phantom, Bebop and the Iris+ respectively.

Drones are becoming more compact, durable and packed with unbelievable capabilities such as follow me and longer up-time to suit the demands of the buying public.

New Kid on the Block

Well, there is a new kid on the block: ONAGOfly.

The ONAGOfly developers have raised $3,180,047 USD with over 15,000 backers from crowdfunding through Indiegogo for their Smart Nano Drone which is slated for release in March 2016.

The mini drone is controlled by a free app on your iOS or Android smartphone using a direct Wi-Fi connection that stretches up to 30 meters or 98 feet.

It will follow you snapping selfies or recording 1080p full-HD videos.

The follow feature is facilitated by the built-in GPS syncing with your phone.


The features include:

  • Passive infrared sensors on each side for obstacle avoidance within 20 cm of the ONAGOfly drone.
  • It measures 5 by 5 by 2 inches (125 by 125 by 46 mm) to fit in the palm of your hand.
  • It weighs 140 grams which is below the FAAs 250-gram weight to require registration.
  • A 12 - 15 minutes flight time.
  • Automatic takeoff and landing.
  • Barometric sensor for hovering in place.
  • Face and smile detection.
  • 15-megapixel camera. 
  • P2P streaming allowing direct sharing to social media. 

The Package

The package contains:
1. the drone;
2. two sets of propellers; and a
3. charger.

The best features of the ONAGOfly is that:

  • it can be used for any skill level;
  • has a great entry level price;
  • it's sense and avoid technology will save me money;
  • easily transported as it can fit in my purse; and 
  • I can access accessories for it.

It's definitely here to promote and enhance the "go anywhere lifestyle".

You can check out the full details on the developer's site or on the Indiegogo page.

Over to You 

What do you think?

Are you looking forward to the ONAGOfly release?

Please feel free to share and leave a comment.

No comments:

Post a Comment