New DJI Mini 2 SE Drone Has A 10km Range & Costs Just $369
The latest upgrade is only a modest one, but still represents great value for money.
After multiple circulating rumors, DJI will release a new Mini 2 SE drone with a couple of modest updates over the existing entry-level model. Notably, DJI has added its in-house OcuSync 2.0 transmission system to the new model, so the device can now fly more than twice as far as the original Mini SE, which maxed out at 4km.
The new system should also make for more stable video feeds at the further end of the drone’s range, though many regions now have laws in place to limit flying to line-of-sight distances.
DJI claims its latest drone can fly for 31 minutes on a fully-charged battery, which is roughly the same as the outgoing model, adding just one extra minute of flight. As for the rest of the drone’s specs, things look pretty identical to the previous model. The Mini 2 SE tips the scales at 249 grams and retains the existing camera system with a three-axis gimbal and 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor able to capture 2.7K video and 12MP stills.
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The DJI Mini 2 SE will be available for $369 on its release in March. However, you’ll also be able to purchase a “Fly More Combo” that adds additional batteries, replacement propellers, and a carrying case for $519.
NEOM Airlines Is Saudi Arabia’s New, Tech-Centric Carrier
The airline will embrace advanced technologies such as artificial intelligence, and utilize high-tech propulsion systems by 2026.
Opening in 2025, NEOM is a $500 billion Saudi Arabian smart city that will be powered entirely by renewable energy. Now, Saudi authorities have announced that the futuristic metropolis will also be served by its own dedicated carrier — NEOM Airlines.
The service will begin operating in 2024 and embrace advanced technologies, including artificial intelligence and biometric check in. Aircraft will fly to and from NEOM Bay before moving to the soon-to-be-built NEOM International Airport.
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NEOM Airlines will focus on tourist, commercial, and residential travel and incorporate plenty of cutting-edge technology. Klaus Goersch, the airline’s CEO, revealed that existing aircraft will be retrofitted with existing technology on launch, but by 2026, an ultra-modern fleet will be in operation, “whether electric, hydrogen-powered, or supersonic”.
As well as modern, low-emissions power airplanes, NEOM aircraft will also be fitted with sleek, modern interiors, 6G Wi-Fi, large screens for every seat, plus gaming and chat technology.