At the NYC-held Toy Fair this week, Odyssey provided show-goers with product introductions that, diverse as they were, all had remote control at their foundation.
The company, which has made a mark in recent years with its drone lines, offered a new entry in the category, with the debut of the 4K High-Definition Drone ($100, which the company’s president, Steven Irigoyen, says is outfitted with two cameras: one front-facing and the other mounted on the drone body’s bottom. Called an optical flow camera, it serves to stabilize the drone. The device, which also features a Follow Me mode, operates at two speeds: Expert and Moderate. It is programmable so that its path and time to record can be set ahead of use, and it can stream what it captures live in 4K, says the company. Gyroscope calibration and altitude hold are other functions it offers.
The UMG (Ultimate Mobile Gaming) controller, trigger set and gamepad is designed to reduce latency while gaming, attaching to any iOS or Android smartphone, and, in effect, turning the phone into the controller. It also has a built-in power bank to keep the phone charged, and there is a built-in fan to keep the phone cool as it operates.
And finally, utilizing a remote infrared transmitter shaped like an egg, the Odyssey RC Snake crosses the floor and looks surprisingly realistic as it slithers along.
All items are slated for mid-year availability, said Irigoyen.