Ever wonder what it would’ve been like if you had taken that childhood hobby of yours to the next level? Maybe you couldn’t quite find a way to continue whatever pastime you had into adulthood, or hey, maybe you didn’t want to! That hasn’t been the case for 18-year-old George Matus, founder and creator of what he promises to be the fastest production drone in the world, the TEAL.
Since he was 11 years old George loved flying drones, and after long enough in the pilots-seat (so-to-speak), he began to assemble a list in his own head of features his dream-drone would have. Then, finally, he built that ‘ideal drone’ and it has tech geeks the world-over excited. Capable of hitting 70 miles per hour, shooting fully stabilized 4k video at 24 frames per second, and equipped with an NVidia Tx1 Computer with Octa-Core Processor, this high-flying piece of tech has the ability to do everything from race to assist in search-and-rescue operations. In some ways, this thing is as much a platform as it is a drone. Designed to be programmable to whatever you see fit, you can add-on different gadgets like prop guards onto the body, and thanks to its hefty computer, programmers can hack together custom apps for a huge array of uses. One of the coolest features? TEAL is working on an app that’ll be included out of the box that lets you build out augmented reality racecourses for you and your friends. Take that, Pokémon Go. Prices start at $1,300. [Purchase]