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Can't stop this

29 May 2015

It's one of the worst kept secrets in the industry.

GoPro, the makers of the world's leading "action camera" are planning to release a drone some time next year.

This drone will be primarily sold as a platform for their incredibly popular cameras and will be pitched as a consumer-friendly device that will hugely extend the reach and utility of those cameras.

Of course anyone who hasn't been living in a cave for the past few years will instantly realise that GoPro is simply playing catch-up. There are already hundreds of other camera-carrying drones being pitched at Joe Public and many (such as the DJI Phantom) have been selling like hotcakes.

Sadly, all of these craft have required a degree of practice and a certain amount of skill to fly competently and safely. This means there have been more than a few incidents where people's property and safety have been placed in jeopardy by drone neophytes.

But GoPro's biggest drone competition has already made its block-buster annoucement and it's a pretty cool device that will be hard to usurp.

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