Ever wanted to catch a glimpse under the sea? The PowerRay is an underwater drone that lets you do just that, and it might help you catch your dinner, too.
Think of a drone and you’ll probably think of something like the DJI Mavic Pro, the GoPro Karma or Parrot Mambo. Namely, you think of something that takes to the air. Well you throw those misconceptions right out the window right now.
The PowerRay will let you take to the waters, diving into the deep unknown. With a diving depth of 30m and 4 hour diving time, that’s plenty to get a view of the deep blue without the need to squeeze yourself into a scuba suit. The PowerRay will work in salt, fresh or even chlorinated water without a problem.
Battery life is far higher than your average airborne drone for a number of reasons. Not having to take to the air and keep weight low is going to be one of them, but the other is that the PowerRay remains tethered to a land-based power pack, which stores a battery. It also communicates with the PowerRay’s remote control, which otherwise would not be able to communicate to the PowerRay through the water. The PowerRay has a 2m/s diving speed.
The PowerRay can capture 4K footage and stream in 1080p to a remote display or VR headset, so you can have a view of the deep blue you otherwise wouldn’t get. It can also capture 12-megapixel stills. Onboard is 32GB or 64GB of storage.
The PowerRay’s other defining feature is its skills as a fishing companion through optional accessories. There’s a Fishfinder that works alongside to see real-time information on fish distribution, landscape, underwater temperature and depth. You can even get fish alerts from the app so you can take a tactical nap. Then there’s the Precision Remote Bait Drop, which allows you to place the fish bait at a desired position. Top that all off with a fish luring light on the front and you might find yourself with a serious prize catch.
The PowerRay costs between €1,599 to €2,099 and is available now.
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