Drone manufacturer PowerVision was at IFA 2017 showing off a number of new products, including their PowerRay underwater drone. But it’s a product launched last year at the show that caught our attention at the PowerVision booth. The PowerEgg drone.
A winner of an iF Design Award 2017 and a reddot Award, the PowerEgg drone has a very unique design that’s very apropos of it’s name—it’s egg-shaped—but it’s meant to serve a very specific purpose: portability. The drone becomes one of the most portable large-scale, professional-grade products that I’ve ever come across. The legs and propellers actually fold up into the body of the drone when not in use to create the egg-like shape. At just 4.6 pounds and roughly 11 inches tall, the folded up drone is very compact and light, making it easy to fit in a backpack unlike most drones on the market that don’t fold up and are half the size.
When in use, the PowerEgg is simple to use and has a solid feature set. The device can fly for 23 minutes on a single charge (lacking but still on par with what the industry standard seems to be). PowerEgg can get up to 13,000 feet in the air, it has a full 4K UHD camera that rests on a three-axis gimbal, and it can take still photos and 360-degree panoramas, among other features.