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May 04, 2016 05:06 ET

Fly Before You Buy: Drone Testing Cage Unveiled at B&H Photo Manhattan SuperStore

B&H Allows Customers to Experience Drones in Action With Contemporary Testing Cage

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - May 04, 2016) - Customers can now experience drones up close and personal inside the B&H Superstore in Manhattan, where a brand new testing cage resides within the "Drones and Aerial Imaging Department." Complete with a landing pad, the cage allows customers to choose any B&H drone and watch it fly with the help of a supervisor. The cage measures 900 cubic feet (10' x 10' x 9') and will be available to use during regular store hours. The new drone department, affectionately known as "The Drone Sanctuary," is located on the second floor just around the corner from the photo camera kiosks. There you will find a gigantic selection of drones, from the palm-able Hubsan H107D Quadcopter, to the larger, best-selling DJI S1000+ Spreading Wings Octocopter that can carry up to 24 lbs. Prices range from under $20 to over $30,000. These remote-control drones are available to test in the cage, along with other flagship models such as the DJI Inspire 1, 3DR Solo Quadcopter, Parrot BeBop, Blade 350 QX, Yuneec Typhoon G, and many more.

"People are blown away by the cage," said Eli Daskal, director of the SuperStore. "We provide our customers with a unique, amazing hands-on experience. We want all of our customers to be able to play with the drones and demo them properly. Our customers are very excited about the cage."

Considering the ever-increasing applications of drones, consumer confidence has never been more important. Civilians use UAV technology to capture footage of hikes, sporting events, parties, action sports and more, while professionals find use across many industries, including media and communications, urban planning and architecture, emergency services, security services, environmental management, and wedding photography.

DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter Product Highlights:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1097099-REG/dji_inspire_1.html

  • 4K MFT Camera with 3-Axis Gimbal
  • 15mm f/1.7 Lens Included
  • Up to 1.2 Mile Radio Range
  • GPS-Based Stabilization System
  • Optical Flow Sensor for Indoor Flying
  • DJI Lightbridge System Integrated
  • Live 720p HD Monitoring with Lightbridge
  • Retractable Carbon Fiber Arms
  • Unobstructed 360° Shooting
  • Dual Transmitter Operation Supported

3DR Solo Quadcopter Product Highlights:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1133723-REG/3d_robotics_solo.html

  • Capture Aerial Photos/Video with a GoPro
  • Linear Tracking with Cablecam Mode
  • Follow Me: Tracks Your Mobile Device
  • HDMI Output on Transmitter
  • Android and iOS Mobile Apps
  • Video Game-Style Controls
  • Return Home and "Safety Net" Modes
  • One-Button Flying / "Pause" Button
  • Operate GoPro Through App
  • Works with Optional Solo Gimbal

B&H's UAV arsenal of quadcopters, hexacopters, and octocopters is matched by its huge range of accessories. Any item needed to trick out a drone can be found in "The Drone Sanctuary," including spare props, batteries, transmitters, motors, and even replacement body kits. And since not everything will fit on a shelf, almost everything else you could want will be kept in stock in B&H's inventory. Just ask a friendly sales professional for the item and it will appear near the store's exit.

B&H understands that drones and aerial imaging is a fascinating new industry that has piqued the curiosity of millions of people. Now everyone has an opportunity to experience these exciting machines firsthand before purchasing, something that is only available at B&H. As always, the friendly sales staff will be on hand, ready to answer any questions.

View our large selection of Drones for sale at http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/browse/aerial-imaging/ci/27989/N/3765401970

About B&H Photo Video

As the world's largest source of photography, video, audio, and the latest trending technologies, including drones, virtual reality, and 3D Printers, B&H Photo Video is known worldwide for its attentive, knowledgeable sales force, excellent customer service, and fast, reliable shipping. Visitors to the website can access a variety of enlightening articles and educational videos. B&H has been satisfying customers worldwide for over 40 years. 

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Customers making purchases on the B&H website can now make a split payment with multiple credit cards, a useful feature for those with limited credit on their individual cards. Previously, this method of payment was only available to customers when purchasing by phone or in store.

Many items can now be ordered online and picked up at our NYC camera store. Add any qualifying items to your shopping cart and select STORE PICKUP. You will then have an opportunity to indicate who will be making the pickup, if it is someone other than yourself. You'll receive an email (up to 45 minutes) after completing your order, indicating that your order is ready for pickup at the B&H SuperStore.

The B and H YouTube Channel has an unmatched wealth of educational photographic content. Our entertaining and informative videos feature product overviews from our in-house specialists, as well as photography industry experts. You can even view the B&H Event Space presentations from many of the world's foremost photographers and interviews with some of photography's most dynamic characters. Tap into this exciting resource by subscribing to the B&H YouTube Channel. In addition to these videos, the B&H Explora blog presents new product announcements, gear reviews, helpful guides, and tech news written by product experts and industry professionals.

When you're in Manhattan, take a tour of the B&H Photo Camera Store, located at 420 Ninth Avenue. The expo continues all year round in the camera kiosks at B&H. Featuring the newest cameras, the kiosks are manned by manufacturer representatives, who are there to guide you and demonstrate the latest photographic technology. With hundreds of products on display, the B&H Photo SuperStore is the place to test-drive and compare all the latest technology gear.

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