If you’re an underwater photographer, a scuba diver, a marine naturalist or a drone enthusiast, then this might interest you. We have reported on underwater drones used for subsea maintenance jobs before and now comes an invention that a more extensive user base can enjoy.
The Shenzhen-based startup company Geneinno has raised over $100k on Kickstarter for its newest underwater drone called “Titan– The Deepest Diving Underwater Drone for Everyone”. The pricing for early birds starts at $1.199 and shipping is planned for September.
Geneinno’s main aim for Titan is to provide a better experience to the people who explore underwater worlds along with a myriad of other underwater tasks, the company said. This is Geneinno’s second underwater drone, the first one being Poseidon I.
Features of Titan
This marvelous new device has many features that all underwater enthusiasts will love. First of all, it has a built-in camera with an ultra-wide angle lens of 160 degrees to create detailed and rich spectacular 4K videos and 8mp photos.
Secondly, it includes purple and red dive filters to correct colors of the videos and photos captured up to the depth of 5-21 meters (16-69ft) in fresh or saltwater. A third feature worth mentioning is powerful LED lights (1500LM each) on each side of the camera for diving in the darkest corners of the ocean. It is also designed to allow access to up to 150 meters (492ft) deep.
Its six thrusters for compelling motion can help you navigate strong underwater currents by controlling the drone’s speed, flexibility, and endurance. These thrusters, along with the drone’s streamlined design, of course, secured Titan a Red Dot Design award.
Easy to control
Titan also comes with the remote controller that includes 2.4GHz frequency controller to connect to a tablet or smartphone for viewing underwater. You can watch spectacular views real-time thanks to its 1080p resolution.
The drone’s battery also has four-hour run time, which we could say is plenty to do what you need underwater. Its easy-to-carry rolling case-like design allows you to carry your Titan hassle-free wherever you need it.
Lastly, let’s not forget its flexible interface, including an extension port underneath the drone that you can use to add various features for different diving purposes.
“With Titan, everyone can have fun getting to know the ocean,” believes the Geneinno team. In addition to using it for its underwater camera, Titan can be used for many other marine activities. You can record footage while diving or fishing, research, and exploration of shipwrecks, salvage work and professional inspection of aquaculture.
YouTube: Titan – The Deepest Diving Underwater Drone for Everyone
Photo credit: All images used are owned by Geneinno.
Source: Press release on PR Newswire / Titan’s Kickstarter page / Geneinno website