The Top Drones and VR Headsets at CES 2017

January 12, 2017 •

CES 2017 covers the best-of-the-best in the technology sector, so it isn’t a surprise that both drones and VR headsets had such a strong showing. Drones and VR headsets are both at the forefront of the tech industry right now, with many innovative and creative devices coming out simultaneously.

The Top Drones of CES 2017

Drones

  • PowerRay PowerVision. The PowerRay PowerVision was undoubtedly one of the most discussed drones of CES 2017 — and it’s easy to see why. The PowerRay PowerVision is an entirely underwater drone that can dive nearly 100 feet down. Its WiFi functionality lets it return images from the deep, making it an exciting addition to anyone’s drone arsenal.
  • 4K Breeze Yuneec. Lauded as an affordable and easy-to-use drone, the 4K Breeze Yuneec neatly fits into the slot between professional drones and purely recreational drones. For demographics looking for a dynamic flying experience without having to invest thousands of dollars, the 4K Breeze Yuneec is likely to become a staple.
  • The Typhoon H. The Typhoon H is an introductory professional-grade drone with 4K video and a video transmission range of up to a mile. Designed for large, wide shots, this drone is targeted towards hobbyists looking for professional shots.

Top VR Headsets of CES 2017

VR Headsets

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon. Qualcomm was demoing its impressive VR technology at CES 2017, dubbed Snapdragon 835. Qualcomm is currently working on its standalone VR headset, which will be the Snapdragon VR820. The Snapdragon 835 SDK will also be available for use in other devices.
  • Windows VR. Lenovo showcased a Windows Holographic VR headset, which is designed to leverage both new software and the Microsoft HoloLens software. Designed to be integrated into the Windows store, the Windows Holographic VR headset is intended to be even higher resolution than either the Vive or the Rift.
  • The HTC Vive and Tracker. Everyone knows that the HTC Vive is currently a leader in the consumer VR industry, but what really impressed the audience at CES 2017 was its new tracking devices. The Vive Tracker is a device that can be placed on any object to make it a VR-ready accessory, and will certainly change the face of VR peripherals.

Both drone technology and VR technology are moving incredibly swiftly, with new devices coming out continuously that are radically changing the paradigm. If you’re interested in keeping up with current tech news, follow us now at ProClip USA.