Yi camera is a relly good action camera, equivalent to GoPro, which is constructed under the name of Xiaomi. The camera first appeared back at 2015, when only before 1-2 months came up an updated version, the Yi 4K. Now the company has shown to us a new product, a drone, that is working on, which we have to agree looks very impressive and will be released under the name Yi Erida. The drone will be completely controlled with a mobile app, so you’ll just need your smartphone and the drone when you head out to fly.
Yi Erida is a tri-copter created 100% from carbon fiber. According to Yi Technology, the tricopter can reach up to 120 kph (75mph), which we have to agree that is a very good speed for a drone that is meant for filming. Two of its three prop arms rotate and fold back for travel.
A 4K camera (yes is the 4K camera that we mention in the beginning and you can buy apart) will be as an extra feature for this drone.
The company also mentions that the tricopter can fly up to 40 minutes, something really awesome! If this is real will be a game changer. OF course we will know more for the drone in the InterDrone convention which will take place the following days.
No pricing or availability was announced. However, if the Yi Erida looks or sounds familiar, it might be because YI is making the drone with Atlas, a team of developers and engineers that tried to get the Erida crowdfunded last year. The contribution amounts start at $499, but the retail price is listed at $1,100. That’s about £380 to £840 and AU$660 to AU$1,500.