The popularity of personal drones has seen an astronomical rise in the last few years thanks to its ever-diminishing prices and the fact that they are an affordable extension of consumers’ smartphones for taking high quality videos along with brilliant photographs and selfies from a completely different perspective. While there are plenty of options to choose from if you’re looking for an aerial drone that can hover around and follow you autonomously to capture footage, there are no options if you’re looking for something similar for your underwater adventures. However, a French company called Think Think Design has come up with a submarine drone called the iBubble that allows traveling and underwater shootings like never before.
After running a successful crowdfunding campaign for the iBubble last year which helped raise more than US$201,733 with the help of 15,000-plus supporters, the company has introduced a new, final prototype of the underwater drone. The company in a statement said: “As we kept developing iBubble, we had to make a few changes to iBubble’s design in order to improve the stability, the robustness, the propulsion and get the best out of the drone.” The intelligent, user-friendly, and completely autonomous diving drone can be fitted with a GoPro and it can dive up to a maximum depth of 60 meters. The gadget can be remotely operated or left on autonomous mode where it automatically takes footage of the diver with the compatible bracelet without spoiling the diving experience. Just imagine how cool will it be to capture stunning footage with a third person POV of you exploring the beautiful world underneath the sea. It has the potential of taking Instagram travel photography to a whole new level. The iBubble’s pre-order price is US$1999 and it will retail for $2599 once it goes on sale.