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GoPro Karma drone folds to fit in backpack, costs $799

by Jacob Kleinman | September 19, 2016September 19, 2016 12:30 pm EST

GoPro finally revealed its first drone, called the GoPro Karma, at an event on Monday. The drone features a foldable design and starts at just $799, though you’ll have to pay extra if you want a camera included.

The GoPro Karma is designed to be as easy to use as possible. It comes with a touchscreen controller that also features two joysticks and physical buttons for automatic take-off and landing. There’s an included handheld Karma grip as well. The entire package fits into a specially designed backpack case for transportation.

GoPro put lots of work into developing the best possible drone experience on the software side, too. The setup process includes a quick tutorial so anyone can fly Karma. There’s also a special feature that lets you share control with other mobile devices so your friends can watch along, capture screenshots or take over flying.

The GoPro Karma launches on October 23 and works with the Hero 4 (Black or Silver) and the new Hero 5 cameras. You can also buy it bundled with the Hero 5 Session for $999 or the Hero 5 Black for $1,099.

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Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...