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Zerotech Launches Selfie Drone DOBBY at GITEX 2016

Zerotech, a leading supplier of smart drones and smart UAVs, has today announced the launch of two pocket-size gadgets at GITEX Technology Week 2016. The new products announced are Dobby and Rollcap. Dobby is a foldable selfie drone that lets you take perfect selfies and shoot videos with ease. The waterproof 4K 3-axis gimbal camera, Rollcap, meanwhile allows you to take steady shots and edit them in one go.

Vincent Ma, the Vice President of Sales at Zerotech.
Vincent Ma, the Vice President of Sales at Zerotech.

“The nascent Middle East consumer drone market shows great potential and we are keen to tap into this with the launch of Rollcap and Dobby. We pride ourselves in making our technologies available to everyone, and the pocket-friendly, easy-to-use Rollcap and Dobby are a testament to that,” said Vincent Ma, the Vice President of Sales at Zerotech.

Ma further went on to say that the Dobby features a patented design. “It is lightweight and can fold up to fit into your pocket, making it a great companion for capturing your life. Despite weighing a mere 199g, DOBBY combines the best in class technologies characteristic of high-performance drones, including 3-axis electronic image stabilization system, gesture control and target tracking, making DOBBY one of the few drones that uses CV technology rather the GPS to enhance precision within a short reaction time,” explained Ma.

The Dobby featured motion guided control connected to your smartphone. “It provides a simple, intuitive user interface, enabling consumers to utilize features such as palm take-off and landing, voice-enabled control and dual satellite positioning with ease. The drone includes a 13 megapixel camera with a field of view of 75° and 1080p FHD video capabilities, producing crystal-clear pictures and videos, even from a distance,” said Ma. “The Dobby features a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor that takes intelligent drones to the next level through enabling powerful, complex computing.”

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The company also announced the new Rollcap camera. Unlike traditional action cameras, Rollcap combines a camera with a minimised hand-held gimbal to deliver stabilised photography and portability. This gimbal camera combines a built-in 3-axis stabilization system with Zerotech’s Precise Gimbal Control Technology for smooth videos.

Dobby will retail at AED 1,599 and will be available late October onwards in the following retails stores across the UAE: Emax, Jumbo Electronics, Streamsport, Star Hobby Center and Promak. The pricing of the Rollcap was not revealed. The devices will be further launched across the GCC region. The company is also on the lookout for new distributors in this region.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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