What Should The Easter Bunny Be Shopping For?
Well? That’s quite a difficult question to answer, although drone enthusiasts will quickly find uses for the Bunny’s cash and fast routes to their homes. So, where do we start off?
DJI Mavic Air ($799)
Well, there is no going around this drone. We have all been waiting for this flying machine to arrive, and the creation will most likely help DJI keep its grip on the drone market. The drone keeps in line with familiar designs while able to fold up, bragging about portability and a low weight. Feel free to expect 4K videos, a 42.5 mph top speed and a range of 2.5 miles. DJI is also promising both updated and improved software features, including new shooting modes, better gesture controls, and improved image processing. How’s that for a start?
Fat Shark 101 ($250)
The Fat Shark 101 is a training drone designed to have beginners enjoy the day while learning something new. The package includes a custom designed quadcopter ready to take the pilot racing and allow them to forget all about purchasing separate parts and piecing them together. This starter set comprises a set of packaged stickers and a microfiber cloth, as well as two foldable goal rings, as well as a protection plug for the camera to prevent damage and dust to the lens. Four AA batteries, two drone batteries, an FPV antenna, a USB cable, registration and spare propellers are also part of the offering.
Autel Robotics kicked off CES 2018 with the release of their first portable aircraft, the Evo Drone. The newly designed compact aircraft comes packed full of intelligent flight features, such as a 4K camera on a 3-axis gimbal, which promises a full 94-degrees of field of view and high definition footage capabilities – multiple intelligent flight modes and obstacle avoidance, as well as a 7-km range, are also worth mentioning. Pricing has yet to be announced.
Buying a drone is exciting; crashing into things, however, is not on everyone’s to-do list. Leti, the research institute wing of CE, has decided to have a say in this. Having developed anti-crash tech, built onto a mass-market drone body, the company has revealed prototypes based on some impressive underlying tech that may prove to be crash-proof. With no human intervention required, 360Fusion was meant to be a flexible solution, fitted on a low-cost microcontroller. Do you realize the potential?
Ryze Tech Tello ($99)
A Chinese startup came up with this affordable drone, a small thing that packs technology from Intel and DJI, a camera able to capture 360-degree videos and stream live footage to a tablet and more. Weighing in at only 80 grams, the Tello will fly for as long as 13 minutes at a time and will takes 5-megapixel photos. I’m convinced!
Would you rather have the Bunny shop for something else?