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SeaFlyer scooter picks up where swimming drone left off

SeaFlyer scooter picks up wher...
The SeaFlyer has two speeds – 2.3 mph (3.7 km/h) and 4.1 mph (6.6 km/h)
The SeaFlyer has two speeds – 2.3 mph (3.7 km/h) and 4.1 mph (6.6 km/h)
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The planned retail price of the SeaFlyer  is $699
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The planned retail price of the SeaFlyer  is $699
Users can mount a GoPro Hero on the SeaFlyer
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Users can mount a GoPro Hero on the SeaFlyer
The SeaFlyer is being offered in three color choices
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The SeaFlyer is being offered in three color choices
The SeaFlyer tips the scales at 8.8 lb (4 kg)
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The SeaFlyer tips the scales at 8.8 lb (4 kg)
One thing that sets the SeaFlyer apart  is an OLED "dashboard" that displays the current speed, depth, water temperature and battery charge level
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One thing that sets the SeaFlyer apart  is an OLED "dashboard" that displays the current speed, depth, water temperature and battery charge level
The SeaFlyer has two speeds – 2.3 mph (3.7 km/h) and 4.1 mph (6.6 km/h)
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The SeaFlyer has two speeds – 2.3 mph (3.7 km/h) and 4.1 mph (6.6 km/h)

Last year, Chinese company Robosea successfully crowdfunded its fish-like BIKI underwater drone. Now, it's testing the waters again (no pun intended) with the SeaFlyer underwater scooter. Whereas BIKI was designed for remotely exploring the depths, the SeaFlyer is for people who actually want to get wet.

Specs-wise, the scooter is pretty similar to the Trident, LeFeet S1 and WhiteShark MIX models that we've recently seen – particularly the Trident.

Pulling users along at a maximum speed of 4.1 mph (6.6 km/h), the SeaFlyer is a little quicker than the 3.5-mph LeFeet and WhiteShark, pretty much matching the Trident's 4.3 mph. It claims the same 1-hour battery life as all the others (at its slower 2.3 mph/3.7 km/h setting), but is heftier – it tips the scales at 8.8 lb (4 kg) with the next-heaviest scooter, again the Trident, coming in at 7.7 lb (3.5 kg).

One thing that sets the SeaFlyer apart  is an OLED "dashboard" that displays the current speed, depth, water temperature and battery charge level
One thing that sets the SeaFlyer apart  is an OLED "dashboard" that displays the current speed, depth, water temperature and battery charge level

Users can take it down to a maximum depth of 145 ft (44 m), which is second only to the Trident's 164 ft (50 m). One thing that sets the SeaFlyer apart, however, is an OLED "dashboard" that displays the current speed, depth, water temperature and battery charge level. It's also slightly positively buoyant, so it will float to the surface if users lose hold of it.

The SeaFlyer is now on Indiegogo, where a pledge of US$369 will get you one – assuming it reaches production, that is. The planned retail price is $699, which is the same as the WhiteShark, but substantially more than the $499 Trident.

It can be seen in use, in the video below.

Sources: Indiegogo, Robosea

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2 comments
ChairmanLMAO
Will it work with a skateboard on land? Hehe, this looks really fun.
ljaques
At only 8.8 pounds, a girl won't notice it in her handbag. VBG Too pricy, folks. And there are far too many of these showing up right now to go that route. Your little dashboard is a GREAT idea, but not worth a 50% price hike. Best of luck to you.