Having already proven off its chops final yr with an egg-shaped PowerEgg ($1,149.00 at Amazon Market) drone, Beijing-based PowerVision is taking to the seas and lakes with its new PowerRay, one of the crucial best drones I’ve piloted by far.

Not like with flying drones, you do not have to fret in regards to the PowerRay operating into bushes or crash-landing and hitting somebody. However you do must take care to not smash into rocks or the undersides of boats whereas avoiding sharks. (Or geese, relying on the place you pilot it.)

The controls are straightforward — one joystick controls the depth, the opposite handles motion. The drone stays in place until there are sturdy currents to push it round, so you possibly can simply hover and watch its footage in excessive decision by the your Android or iOS cellphone. It connects to your cellphone over Wi-Fi from its base station, which is related to the drone with a 50m (164 ft) or 70m (229 ft) cable. Wi-Fi does not work nicely beneath water, so the drone must be tethered.


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