LAS VEGAS - Jan 5, 2016 - 8:00 am PT - PowerUp Toys today announced the first public flight of the PowerUp FPV, the world’s first paper airplane drone with a live-streaming camera, during the Drone Rodeo at the 2016 International Consumer Electronics Show. Putting flyers into the cockpit of their own creation, Powerup FPV streams video of the flight experience straight to the user's smartphone with a range up to 300 ft, and allows them to control the experience with a VR headset, like Google Cardboard.
“We’re truly pushing the envelope of what people remember of their favorite childhood paper airplanes,” says Shai Goitein, CEO of PowerUp Toys. “When we were younger, we were inspired to create, to experiment and play. Now, we’re bringing today’s technology to where it all began - paper airplanes - to create something truly remarkable. We’re giving imagination real wings, and letting people experience flight in a way they only dreamed about.”
The PowerUp FPV, whose successful Kickstarter ends this week, was developed in partnership with Parrot, makers of the AR.Drone and Minidrones. Generating it’s own WiFi signal and controls, PowerUp FPV gives users a truly unique flight and viewing experience, to live stream the flight straight to a user’s smartphone. In addition, the fully rotating wide-view camera lets users capture their flight while looking forward from the cockpit, off the wings; or even take the ultimate “selfie” with a rear-view shot as users launch their planes and share them via WiFi straight to YouTube, Facebook, Twitter or favorite video sharing service.
Following the Drone Rodeo on Jan 5th, PowerUp Toys will showcase its entire product line, including the PowerUp FPV, PowerUp 2.0 and 3.0 paper airplane kits at the Sands Convention hall, Booth #74647.
To find out more about PowerUp FPV and to follow the launch of the Kickstarter, visit: http://www.Poweruptoys.com/FPV.
About PowerUp Toys
PowerUp Toys lets consumers of all ages expand their sense of play and experimentation by adding power to familiar paper airplanes. PowerUp Toys brings homemade paper toys into the future by adding next generation mobile controls, propulsion and tools to take imagination to new heights. Experience the joy of making your ideas take flight in just a few minutes! PowerUp Toys is based in Tel Aviv with representatives and distribution centers around the world.
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