This Egg Drone is a breeze of cool air in the world of Karmas and Mavics

Oct 2, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

This Egg Drone is a breeze of cool air in the world of Karmas and Mavics

Oct 2, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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Both DJI and GoPro announced their Mavic and Karma drones. While there are some notable differences they are both following a familiar form factor. If you are looking for something completely different, you may wanna take a look at the PowerEgg from PowerVision. I think it is kind of easy to realizes how the drone got its name, but see if you can tell for yourself ;).

The PowerEgg that looks like something from Arrival has a completely new form factor – it’s shaped like an egg. That makes it extremely portable and very robust – you can just toss it in your bag when traveling. (on the other hand its about 2.7Kg with batery) The PowerEgg boasts a 4K camera with a 22 mm (35 mm equivalent) f/2.8 lens (that will give you a FOV of 95°).

On the good side, the PowerEgg is a sure conversation starter, you would get many, many looks and questions when you pull it out on the field. The retracting landing gear is a jaw opener for sure. Flight-wise, however, I am not 100% sure that this drone is optimal. The vertical formfactor create a lot of movement on the camera end. There is a 3-axis gimbal in place, so I guess we will have to wait for reviews to see if it compensates for the excessive tilting.

Another interesting feature is how the EggDrone is handling obstacles. Rather than Obstacle Avoidance, the PowerEgg is using gesture control. You can waive the remote to make the drone move left and right. The company says this is very intuative and will really help you avoid that tree in your path.

You can preorder the PowerEgg for $1,288 over at PowerVision. Sadly no final word on shipping date yet, though the company estimates 8-10 weeks.

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Udi Tirosh

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10 responses to “This Egg Drone is a breeze of cool air in the world of Karmas and Mavics”

  1. Tod Heckert Avatar
    Tod Heckert

    and real easy to move around place to place.. to big and bulky. look at the controler .

  2. Arnold Avatar
    Arnold

    keep it. too big.

  3. Paul Richardson Avatar
    Paul Richardson

    Looks a bit gimmicky, and will be almost impossible to compete with the karma or mavic. I mean 2.7kg compared to the <1kg of the other ones?

  4. mhbgt Avatar
    mhbgt

    No mention of flight/recording time and range?

  5. Robin Avatar
    Robin

    Yeh but if you use the word literaly 5 times it must be good.

  6. Felix Barjou Avatar
    Felix Barjou

    it looks like EVE from WALL-E :D :D

  7. Juan Gamundi Avatar
    Juan Gamundi

    Portal 2? ??

  8. Gamundi08 Avatar
    Gamundi08

    It looks like robot from Portal 2! ??

  9. Rick Avatar
    Rick

    Looking a bit deeper it seems very well developed including the attention paid to the software and the extra controller but all that is lost with the forced, bulky form factor.

  10. Sean Avatar
    Sean

    And if you get bored you can play football with it. LOL.