Chinese drone maker SkyeIntelligence told AllChinaTech that they have launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter for their first product, Skye Orbit on April 5. The company also revealed on Tuesday that they are working with the Chinese tech website Leiphone.com to sell the product.
In China, Skye Orbit had already been available for pre-orders on Chinese tech website Leiphone.com for RMB 3699 since Tuesday.
With the company’s smartphone app in hand, you will find the Skye Orbit easy to handle. The social sharing drone can follow you around, and the videos it records can be easily edited and shared with your friends and family through the app. It also features a smart tracking system that can automatically adjust itself to different circumstances.
“The Skye Orbit is our first product, and we hope it can stand the test of the market,” said Pitt Pang, CEO and founder of SkyeIntelligence.
Pang also revealed that they will focus on product research and gradually improve product performance and user experience.
Crowdfunding for the Skye Orbit on Kickstarter was launched on April 5. Pang told AllChinaTech that his company has already collected USD 110,000, 57% of the crowdfunding goal.
In November 2014, the company was founded in the central Chinese city of Xi’an, and now has branch offices in Beijing, L.A. and Berlin.
“As of now the Skye Orbit is in the crowdfunding process, and the specific time for release will be this June,” said Pang.
The Skye Orbit will be sold in China, North America and Europe. SkyeIntellience will join hands with global e-commerce platforms and local dealers to sell their drones, according to Pang.
Pang also told us that his company has no plans in the short-term to list in China’s market, and the only thing he cares about right now making good products to win the favor of the market.
Previously, Chinese tech giant Tencent and Shenzhen-based Xirodrone partnered to launch the selfie drone “Ying” at CES 2016. This palm-sized drone lets users beautify their photos and share them on China’s largest social networks, WeChat and QQ.
(Top photo from SkyeIntellience)