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Polaroid Steps Up Its Game In The Camera Drone With 1080p Capability

Ok, maybe the current Polaroid drone is a tad too toyish for your taste, but if you hold out a little longer, there’s a trio of new camera drones from the famed instant camera maker destined for US market offered by its authorized licensee, Abrim Enterprises, Inc. The three drones, namely, PL2500, PL2300, and PL1000, boasts features including HD cameras, 6-axis gyroscope flight stabilization system, multiple flight speeds, altitude hold, headless mode, dedicated 2.4GHz remote controller, live stream video, up to 200 feet ceiling, up to 15 minutes of flight time, auto return home, and 360-degree flip capable – all in a ready-to-fly package. Continue reading Polaroid Steps Up Its Game In The Camera Drone With 1080p Capability

DJI Gives Phantom 4 An Oriental Makeover For Chinese New Year

If you recall, we made a post about Apple’s Chinese New Year (CNY in short) event. In it, Apple offered a handful of CNY-themed products, along with some products in CNY-appropriate colorways, namely, red and gold. Though it is worthy to note that Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival as it is commonly known in modern times, is not about gifting, but still, it provides businesses an opportunity to dish out something special and in the case of China-based drone maker, DJI, it has prepared a special limited edition version of the Phantom 4, aptly named Phantom 4 Chinese New Year Edition, which was also featured on Apple’s Gifts inspired by this festive season. Continue reading DJI Gives Phantom 4 An Oriental Makeover For Chinese New Year

Amazon Prime Air Made First Customer Delivery In UK, Did It In Just 13 Mins

After much talk, Amazon Prime Air Delivery finally made its first customer delivery in UK on the December 7, 2017. During this monumental delivery, the autonomous drone, which looks entirely different from the one we saw earlier, embarked on a fully autonomous journey from a nearby fulfilment center to one Richard B. living in Cambridgeshire, England. The aircraft, which has a payload of up to 5 lbs (about 2.3 kilograms), flew at a height of up to 400 feet (122 meters) to make its way to the customer without any form of human intervention. Continue reading Amazon Prime Air Made First Customer Delivery In UK, Did It In Just 13 Mins

Selfie Drone Reinvented, Fits Right On The Back Of Your Smartphone

Forget about selfie stick or the desperate act of stretching your arm to capture a selfie or welfie, because AirSelfie is here to help. So what the heck is AirSelfie. Well, it is an imaging drone, designed specifically to capture selfie/welfie. I know. You probably would sneer and said, “that’s not even new.” Actually, it kind of is because AirSelfie is designed from the ground up to be extremely – like really, really portable and as such it is part of a smartphone cover. When not in use, it slips into the included smartphone cover without the need for foldable parts. Everything, including the four brushless motors that enable it an altitude or a distance of 20 meters (66 feet), is packed within the smartphone-size drone which in itself, is quite an engineering feat. Continue reading Selfie Drone Reinvented, Fits Right On The Back Of Your Smartphone

Huge-ass RC Drone With Suspending Hammock Has The Internet Debating

A video of a man chilling out on a hammock suspended under a huge-ass drone posted on YouTube has the Internet debating whether it is real or a hoax. Well, you don’t need to be CGI genius to know that it isn’t real because it is, after all, a commercial for the Dutch insurance company Centraal Beheer. Of course, we won’t dismiss the possibility that it could be a real thing, perhaps executed progressively and edited in such a way that it appears that the drone is actually hoisting a full grown person. Then again, a few, including our favorite mad garage inventor Colin Furze, have proven that a multirotor rig like such is capable of hauling a person. Continue reading Huge-ass RC Drone With Suspending Hammock Has The Internet Debating

DJI Announced Inspire 2 And Phantom 4 Pro Video Drones And We Want Both!

If Samsung is the juggernaut of the electronics industry, then we supposed DJI would be the equivalent in the drone industry. I am not kidding. The rate the outfit is rolling out drones is mind-boggling. Just this year alone, there are already three new drones and mind you, those are just what we have covered and not including the variety of accessories it has introduced. With so many drones for 2016, you may thought the drone maker would have chilled out for the end of the year and dig more into marketing for the holiday season. But no. They are far from done yet. In fact, the outfit has just announced two new drones: the ‘Pro’ version of the Phantom 4 introduced in March, Phantom 4 Pro, and a second-generation Inspire, dubbed Inspire 2, of course. Continue reading DJI Announced Inspire 2 And Phantom 4 Pro Video Drones And We Want Both!

Drone Shot Down By Angry Farmer, Camera Survived To Tell The Tale

Another day, another news of a drone being shot down and this time, a seemingly innocent flight to get a shot of a picturesque English countryside got abruptly terminated by an angry farmer who was obviously not very amused by this flying intruder. For some reason, the farmer seems to be armed at the point in time. Perhaps, he had already heard the family buzzing of the drone and as you can see from the video embedded below, the farmer, who was dressed in long sleeve and vest, can be seen half running towards to his ‘target’, quickly took aim (but not before he angrily threw his hat to the side to reinforce the notion that his outright pissed with the uninvited guest) and without hesitation, squeezed the trigger and took down the drone with one shot. Continue reading Drone Shot Down By Angry Farmer, Camera Survived To Tell The Tale

For £20K, You Can Fly Gold With the DJI Phantom 4 Gold Edition

So, you don’t have the money to fly in gold, or rose gold for that matter? Well, fret not. We have good news for you. You do not need to be obscenely rich to fly in gold cos’ with the DJI Phantom 4 Gold Edition offered by UK-based drone seller, DronesDirect, you can fly gold too, though granted, not so much as flying in gold. That’s kind of the ’discount’ you’d expect when you are paying a fraction of the price of a rose gold-treated Cobalt Valkyrie-X. Apparently, an one-off item and presumably created not by DJI but by DJI partner, DronesDirect, this particular imaging drone sets itself apart from the ‘lesser’ DJI Phantom 4 with a pretty stunning 24-carat gold plating on its body which also saw the landing gear getting the gold treatment. Continue reading For £20K, You Can Fly Gold With the DJI Phantom 4 Gold Edition

Is Tanky The World’s Fastest Racing Drone Money Can Buy?

Most Formula 1 drivers started with go-karting which is obviously easier to handle and financially less taxing if they don’t have the financial backing. What about racing drone? Well, you are likely on your own which means you will have to have a rig to start practicing, get into races and hopefully get discovered. But mostly, its all out of pocket expenses. And lets be honest, a properly rigged drone is not cheap and that’s not mention it required countless hours of setting up and fine tuning. Luckily, there are ready-to-fly racing drones like the Tanky in the market, so you can start honing your flying skills without spending a whole lot of time in the garage. Continue reading Is Tanky The World’s Fastest Racing Drone Money Can Buy?

DJI’s New Foldable Drone Goes Beyond Imaging, It Is A Sport Drone Too

Wait. Is there a drone race going on? Cos’ just last week we saw GoPro’s first ever drone, today DJI is quick to introduce the company’s very own (and first) folding drone called DJI Mavic Pro and boy, is it super compact. When folded down, the 1.64 lbs (743g) DJI Mavic Pro is small enough to be slipped into your bicycle shirt’s back pocket. Yes. It is that small. Even the controller is super compact too, looking much like a game controller but with integrated smartphone holder. While tiny, it is a complete aerial imaging rig that’s no lack of features. Continue reading DJI’s New Foldable Drone Goes Beyond Imaging, It Is A Sport Drone Too