The CES 2018 was held in Las Vegas this year, and let me tell you, it was a whole lot of fun. I always look forward to attending the CES, because this is the world’s biggest technology show and I am a major fan of everything tech. In the tech world though, my favorite would be the drones. Seriously, what’s not to love about drones? They’re super fun to fly (some go underwater, like PowerVision’s Power Dolphin that was announced at the CES), and if you go for a racing drone, that’s a great way to get the adrenaline flowing. While there were many great drones being introduced, my eyes immediately went to the UVify Oori, which just so happen to be a speedy drone.
Is the UVify Oori worth waiting for? Continue forward to find out …
Since this is a racing drone, the main focus here would be speed. It is capable of reaching a speed of 50 miles per hour. This is a micro-quad, so it is a bit smaller than some of the other racing drones already on the market. To give you an idea of how small it is, it can basically fit in the palm of your hand with no problems. So yes, it’s great for the racing crowd, but on the same note, it is also great for those individuals that would like to fly the drone indoors and practice their skills.
Everything You Need to Get Started
The Oori will come with everything you need in order to get started. You’ll have the drone itself (of course), a controller with a full-color display, and USB-chargeable batteries.
While racing your drone, why not take some videos? There’s a camera mounted on the front of the drone that is capable of streaming video directly to the controller. If you have compatible video goggles, it can stream video directly to those. This way, you will feel as if you’re flying in the cockpit, which is super fun, trust me.
In order to make the Oori easy to fly for beginners, Uvify included altitude and downward sensors. This will also make it more stable when it’s in the air, and is also great for experienced pilots.
The Oori has lights that are capable of providing feedback, like the flying mode or battery life for example. If you would like to change your color to match your teammates, then the Oori will allow you to do that.
When it comes to drones, the battery life is an important aspect that you need to pay attention to. Unfortunately, this drone only offers about six minutes of flight per charge, but that is above average for most drones of this size. If you would like to extend your flight time, you could bring an extra set of batteries along with you (this is what I always do, because the battery life on drones are never long enough for me).
Drone racing is starting to gain a lot of attention, and is a great niche sport to get into. The technical skills that are required to maintain and modify racing drones makes it a high bar to enter. However, micro-drones like the Uvify Oori that are ready-to-fly are starting to increase in popularity, making it easier for people to get into this sport. If you’re a beginner, then I highly recommend a drone that is ready-to-fly like the Oori, because then you will be able to skip past all of the technicalities that are nesting behind racing drones. Plus, these type of drones are easier to fly and they don’t cost as much as the drones that require assembly. All in all, I believe this is a great racing drone for both beginners and experienced users.