Yuneec announces retail price for Typhoon H with collision detection

Yuneec International’s Typhoon H is now available for preorder, with deliveries set to begin in two weeks. The cost to you? $1,299.

Highlights of the Typhoon H — expected to be a huge upgrade from the Yuneec Typhoon — include proximity detection, intending to prevent collisions with obstacles. If some type of failure occurs, the Typhoon H has a failsafe system that allows it to remain stable and land.

The lightweight, carbon fiber Typhoon H has six rotors (a safety feature in case one of the motors fails), a 360-degree gimbal camera and retractable landing gear. And though it may be large in the air, it can become compact for travel, with foldable arms and propellers that disconnect easily.

The drone comes with a camera that shoots 4K videos and 12 megapixel skills. For a limited time, buyers will also receive a free Wizard controller.

The Intel-funded, Chinese drone-maker is relatively new to the drone scene, but with this latest product, is rounding out its family of drones that start at $499 for lower models.

The drone is set to be a strong competitor to DJI’s Phantom 4, which arrived Tuesday at the Apple Store. The Phantom 4 is priced slightly higher at $1,399.

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