ONAGOfly, the palm-sized selfie drone, announces hitting the $2MM mark through its crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo. Nearly 12,000 backers from over 90 countries worldwide helped the company exceed its initial goal of $150,000 by 1,546 percent.
Starting Feb 1st backers will begin to receive the portable, ready-to-fly drone, featuring:
• Lightweight design at 0.3lbs, below the FAA’s registration threshold
• Photo and video capabilities to capture action shots at 15-megapixels
• Infrared technology for obstacle avoidance
• GPS follow via WiFi connectivity to a smartphone, allowing for hands-free navigation
• Face and smile recognition of subjects in the frame, maximizing group photos
• Direct download of high-quality multimedia files captures to a smartphone device
ONAGOfly’s backer pledges started at $179 for the first 200 units, and $199 for all following pledges. Rewards include options for accessories, such as a carrying case, charge fuel stick, and a ProKit encompassing all accessories.
The funds raised on Indiegogo will go toward manufacturing and expediting ONAGOfly’s entry into the retail market. With the additional funds, the company will be able to upgrade the functions of the drone and fulfill stretch goals promised, such as open purchase of carrying cases and a black version of the product.
“We are so grateful for the support for ONAGOfly from the Indiegogo community. It’s been great to hear the positive response and be able to incorporate this feedback into our product,” says Sam Tsu, founder, ONAGOfly. “We’re excited to get the drone into the hands of our backers to see how they capture adventures from above.”
The campaign closes on February 5, 2016. For more information, visit www.onagofly.com
ONAGOfly is a micro-drone that captures high-resolution photos and videos of life’s best moments. The device connects to the user’s smartphone via internal Wi-Fi capabilities and controlled through a proprietary app. ONAGOfly is an affordable pocket-sized photographer that seamlessly takes photos and videos utilizing its smile and obstacle recognition technology.
Founded by Sam Tsu and Dr. Lau, ONAGOfly has more than ten years of experience in artificial intelligence and robotics techniques. Pioneers of drone device design, ONAGOfly features a team of designers and engineers who are passionate about building an affordable product that any level consumer can use and enjoy.
Company Name: ONAGOfly
Contact Person: Sam Tsu