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Propel to launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones

Propel to launch Disney Star Wars Laser Battle Drones just in time for Christmas

15 November 2017 – A new generation of multi-player gaming drones launches onto the New Zealand market on November 21 with Propel's Disney Star Wars laser drones.

The collection features three of the most popular Star Wars flying fighters - the Star Wars 74-Speeder Bike™, the Star Wars TIE Advancedx1™ and the Star Wars T-65 X-Wing™ - beginning a new era of drone gaming through Propel's world-class innovation and technology.

In New Zealand, Propel is releasing 1,000 limited edition drones country wide.

These limited edition drones will be available at stockists on November 17 and are expected to sell out in minutes with a $100 dollar manufacturer rebate ($229.99) during the first 48 hours.

The boxes have a matte black finish, are individually numbered and wax sealed. When the top is lifted, it unveils the drone on a light box and plays Star Wars themed music relevant to each of the three fighters.

Key to the ability of the drones to battle each other are 12 Propel patents. The drones are the first consumer product globally to utilise LiFi capabilities, the next generation data transfer technology. LiFi is 100 times faster than Wi-Fi, allowing for Light-Speed information transmission resulting in an instantaneous battling experience with up to 12 drones in the air at one time!

At the heart of the gaming platform is Intelligent Awareness Technology. This is an all-new technology that provides a real-time interactive gaming experience like no other. This includes Star Wars characters (think Darth Vader, Han solo and Luke Skywalker) speaking directly to you from the controller, coaching you on how to shoot down your enemy.

There is also a brand new Reverse Propulsion technology with the propellers placed on the bottom of the drone rather than the top. This means the fighter looks like a fighter, not a drone as we know it. The propellers are also clear so are virtually invisible when in flight. And did we mention it has a top speed approaching 45 kmh!

The smartphone App developed by Propel teaches consumers to fly even before turning the drone on. There are 34 specifically-designed training missions to prepare you for your battles. The App also tracks every battle you compete in, saving all battle stats to your unique gamer profile. Coming soon with a new virtual battling function, which enables you to find other players online and battle against them from around the world.

The Propel drone also has a T-mode (training mode) whereby the speed of the drone is reduced by 30 per cent (than its slowest speed mode). As well as the ship being extremely docile, each fighter will not fly higher than three meters off the ground and 30cm off the ground stopping the drone from suddenly crashing into the floor. Not that it would be an issue if the drone did crash to the ground. Propel injects the drones in a unique polymer which makes the drone virtually indestructible. And if you do manage to damage any part in the first 12 months, Propel will replace it for free.

The standard edition of Propel Star Wars drones hit the New Zealand market on November 21 and are expected to be not only one of the top products for Christmas 2017, but one of the products of the year.

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