World's Fastest Consumer Drone Can Outrun a Cheetah

Ever seen a live-streaming camera do 85 MPH?

By Evan Bleier

 
World's Fastest Consumer Drone Can Outrun a Cheetah
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21 July 2016

While its 85 MPH top speed is nestled somewhere between hoverboard (13 MPH) and Peregrine Falcon (240 MPH), a new camera drone can do something  they can't ... record 4k video.

Billed as the world’s fastest consumer drone, the Teal has the ability to stream live footage in 720p while executing aerobatic dives, flips and barrel rolls.

Designed by 18-year-old George Matus and made in the USA, the waterproof Teal can handle 40 MPH winds, rain and snow, and is also adept at autonomous flight as well as “follow-me” flying, which allows the drone to follow a person.

The Teal — which users can pilot with a smartphone, tablet or remote control — features an onboard computer that can run a multitude of apps and relies on a programmable operating system for infinite customization.

"It's basically a supercomputer inside your drone," Matus told The Verge. "You could plug this thing into a monitor and play PC games if you wanted."

The first 500 Teals are now available for preorder at $1,299 and deliveries are due to arrive before Christmas.

Weighing 1.6 pounds and measuring less than a foot motor-to-motor, we think it'd make a perfect stocking stuffer.

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