In just a few weeks’ time, which is on the 28th January, the annual Chinese celebration, Chinese New Year, is here to greet you. As we all know, the Chinese love the colour red, with many words of blessing covered in gold and let’s not forget fire crackers and big red lanterns. This year is the Year of the Rooster, transitioning from the Year of the Monkey, according to the Chinese calendar. Well, has DJI come up with a drone with a rooster printed on it?
Leading Chinese drone manufacturer, Da Jiang Innovation (DJI), unveils its new drone and accessories at CES 2017 in Las Vegas today, which includes a multi-coloured, limited edition version of its DJI Phantom 4, known as the Chinese New Year Phantom 4. Martin Sati, renowned illustrator and designer of the company, created a design specially for Phantom 4. They decide for a change to the always-white classic fuselage to red with swirling colours, representing a Phoenix, instead of a Rooster. Phoenix, in the Chinese mythology, represents a symbol of good fortune and happiness. Other than the drone’s change of colour of the fuselage, the remote control has also a distinctive red, echoing the Phoenix theme.
Other features of the Phantom 4 is still the same, including its renowned $K recording, 3-axis camera stabilization and forward obstacle avoidance. It has a flight time of 28 minutes, and able to offer a bird’s-eye view from up to 5km away. The limited edition of the Chinese New Year Phantom 4 will be on retail for $1,199, available at Apple Stores, DJI Flagship Stores (except Korea), the DJI Online Store and Tmall DJI store. It will be expected to start shipping by 23rd January.
Aside from the special edition of the Phantom 4, DJI also released the Osmo Mobile, a gimballed, handheld device that transforms your smartphone into powerful cinematic tools. The Osmo Mobile Silver will retail for $299, with super-efficient, high-capacity batteries which runs for 4.5 hours.