Imagine holding the ocean in the palm of your hand. Precisely the idea behind CHASING DORY, the smallest, smartest and most affordable next generation underwater drone. DORY swims with the big fish in terms of premium features, yet its intuitive set-up and highly sharable nature make it a favorite among avid adventurers and fun-seeking travelers alike. DORY follows the success of CHASING’s Indiegogo campaign for GLADIUS in 2017, which ended with 1629% funding and 100% delivered to backers. After setting the standard with affordability and functionality in underwater drones with GLADIUS, and winning the Red Dot Product Design award with GLADIUS MINI, CHASING is once again setting new benchmarks for quality with DORY. Designed to bring the aquatic world to the masses, DORY invites you to explore places unknown and waters unseen with surprising ease. What’s underwater awaits.
No complicated remote (or swimsuit for that matter) needed—just an intuitive app right on your mobile device. Control everything from diving to tilting to maintaining a specific depth all with the convenience of your phone.
The CHASING DORY app was uniquely designed to quickly and easily share footage on Facebook, Instagram and more, plus even stream live! The app also lets you share your experience with friends and family through Co-Play, which allows one person to control the drone and another person to control the camera.
From status indicators for the drone and buoy, to calibration and directional sensors for optimal performance and navigation, CHASING DORY knows the seas in more ways than one. Depth and temperature gauges provide precise readings, so you always know your whereabouts. And a 3-Axis Gyro, Accelerometer, and Compass keep you positioned perfectly for any voyage ahead.
DORY’s Wi-Fi Buoy stays wirelessly connected to your mobile device, up to 15 meters away. And with a 15-meter wired tether between drone and buoy, you have plenty of freedom to explore.
Introduction of additional Accessory Safety Leash
With the additional accessory, you won't need to worry about DORY being stuck out of reach if your WIFI signal cuts out. Check out the following video to see how it works:
The items in the backpack include:1 Backpack, 1Safety Leash, 1 Absorbent Towel (see photo). There is no choice for color on the safety leash but will come in either saffron yellow, grey or black. There is no choice for color on the safety leash but will come in either saffron yellow, grey or black.
Introduction of additional Accessory CHASING Bluetooth remote control
CHASING Bluetooth remote control is compatible with your DORY! Here is a brief introduction video, showing how the CHASING Bluetooth controller will work with CHASING DORY.
DORY’s optional backpack has customized compartments for the drone, Wi-Fi buoy, and tether, making it even easier to take DORY on-the-go. We even left a little extra room for a towel or maybe even a snack.
CHASING is a leading underwater drone company with sales to 40+ countries and world regions. With industry-leading underwater drone research and development and integrated manufacturing technology, CHASING is re-defining underwater exploration. The company is headquartered in Shenzhen, China with established offices or subsidiaries in Beijing, Chengdu, Kunming and Seattle, USA.
Our vertically integrated factory in Shenzhen, China has proven its capabilities with previous products. So, when you back DORY, you can feel confident that your product will be of the best quality and will arrive on schedule.
Updating on Delivery Time&Massive Production on 11th Oct: The mass production runs are going amazingly well. We will have enough units ready for all backers by the end of October. So our estimated shipping time for all backers will be around the beginning of November!
Risks and challenges
Dory will be a higher volume product for CHASING as it is a much lower price point and will attract a much larger audience. We believe our largest challenge will be to quickly increase production to meet demand. Although we see this as a challenge, our vertically integrated factory has been created for just this type of scale. This is why we still plan to deliver KickStarter pledge units in October despite expecting a high number of pledges.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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