Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.-based e-retailer Monoprice – which currently offers drones from companies including Hubsan, DJI and Walkera – is debuting its first namesake line of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), which will range from $39.99 to $349.99.
Monoprice says the new line comprises entry-level, enthusiast and prosumer-grade UAVs, including first-person-view (FPV) racing, follow-me and learn-to-fly.
Specifically, at the Consumer Technology Association’s CES 2016, Monoprice showcased its Falcon FPV racing quadcopter, a ready-to-fly, compact UAV with three flight modes, an adaptable pitch control system, GPS geofencing and upgraded servo mounts. The racing drone is compatible with open-source CC3D software and uses 4S tilt rotors to reach speeds up to 75 mph.
Monoprice’s new offerings will be introduced in the U.S. market during the first quarter of the year. In addition to drones, Monoprice has introduced new technology in a number of categories, including monitors, 3D printing, mobile accessories, outdoor technology and audio products.
Bernard Luthi, president of Monoprice, says, “This year, we’re focused on providing greater accessibility to the emerging product categories consumers are enthusiastic about, but at prices far below industry offerings.”