The Coolest Drone You’ll No Longer Be Able To Buy
Tech startup Lily Robotics has announced it will be unable to deliver its debut product, the Lily Drone, to consumers.
A statement on the company’s blog reads “In the past year, the Lily family has had many ups and downs. We have been delighted by the steady advancements in the quality of our product and have received great feedback from our Beta program. At the same time, we have been racing against a clock of ever-diminishing funds.”
Unfortunately, they say, “over the past few months, we have tried to secure financing in order to unlock our manufacturing line and ship our first units – but have been unable to do this. As a result, we are deeply saddened to say that we are planning to wind down the company and offer refunds to customers.”
Back in November, Lily Robotics opened preorders for the device. It quickly racked up 600,000 orders (approximately $34 million in sales).
Customers were impressed and excited by the camera drone’s key feature, seen in the video below.
Shortly thereafter, the company pushed back the launch of the drone to February in order to address a number of hardware and software issues.
It looks like that delay might have been the final nail in the coffin for the ambitious Lily Drone.
Lily Robotics are offering refunds to customers who preordered the device if they get in contact within the next 60 days via this form.