Tello toy drone soars into CES 2018

Jack Ridsdale

By Jack Ridsdale

January 8th 2018 at 4:00PM
UPDATED January 8th 2018 at 4:14PM
Tello toy drone soars into CES 2018

Tech startup Ryze Tech has debuted their latest drone toy at the Las Vegas trade show.

Drone start-up Ryze Tech has debuted a new drone toy title Tello at the CES 2018 trade show in Las Vegas.

The compact toy weighs around 80g, with a body roughly the size of a smartwatch. The drone is activated with a quick toss and can land in the palm of your hand in a matter of seconds.

Tello houses an HD camera and comes with a pre-programmed one-touch flight function called "EZ Shot", letting you capture a 360 video, fly in a circle and command Tello to fly "Up & Out"seamlessly. The product is bolstered by computer vision and stabilisation technology.

You can connect and control the drone from your smartphone.

"The Tello is an impressive drone with so much intelligence packed inside such a small package," said Remi-El-Ouazzane, VP and Movidius general manager, New Technologies Group, Intel.

"The incredible vision processing capabilities of the Intel Movidius Myriad 2 enable Ryze to miniaturize the drone and eliminate the need for multiple processors dedicated to each flying function. This is just the beginning of a promising toy market featuring robotics, AI and computer vision technologies."

"The idea of making play an essential part of learning and putting this concept into a drone makes the Tello more than just a toy. It's an opportunity for kids and young engineers to discover the ingenuity and science behind aerial technology. Once they learn how it works, they will be able to do great things with it. We're excited to see the Tello come to life and congratulate Ryze for their accomplishment," added Paul Xu, DJI's vice president.