AirDog: Best Drone at the CES 2015

Consumer drones  scored big at the just recently concluded CES 2015 in Las Vegas, and AirDog has been named the Best Drone in the show.

That AirDog won shows the kind of feature that most likely make a consumer drone a best-seller. According to an article from EatRiga, this year the competition between drones has been the fiercest ever, but AirDog managed to stand out mainly because of it’s best and most innovative feature – it’s auto-follow mode. And we’re not talking Twitter followers here, it’s the sophisticated GPS tracking device that makes this drone follow whoever is wearing the band that gives the signal, making it suitable for filming action sports and other activities that otherwise wouldn’t be possible or would be incredibly expensive. Read more here:

Engadget, in its own article, says that what separated AirDog from the many (many) other drones at CES this year was its clear focus. Its sole purpose is to be your dedicated aerial cameraman. It supports Sony and GoPro cameras, follows you wherever you go, folds down to a backpack-friendly size and comes with custom “modes” for different sports. It may be designed to follow, but when it comes to action sports video, it leads.

It also seems that drones for uav aerial photography services are going to be much more in demand than other consumer drones, according to Yahoo Tech. In its article it says that

“judging from the latest line of consumer drones, it seems the gadget is not meant to be a toy, but merely a vehicle for epic aerial footage of your awesome city, vacation, or TGI Fridays meal. To wit: A French company named Hexo+ debuted the first autonomous drone at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. No need to play pilot, it’s programmed to follow and film you hands-free for about 15 minutes at a time. Just press a few buttons on an app, choose the angle you want to be filmed at, and the rest is taken care of.”

Indeed, drones for aerial photo services, whether for personal or commercial use, will surely continue to grow in popularity and demand, says James Davis, publisher of The Droneologist, due mainly to the unique, amazing photos you get.


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