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Umbrella Drone Shelters, Because Nobody Likes Carrying An Umbrella

Drone is probably one of the greatest invention of our time. It has a variety of uses, including imaging, land surveying, building inspection, taking down errand drones, and tracking crooks. It can even be used in entertainment where it could potentially displace traditional fireworks. Now, you can add umbrella on the list too. Wait, what? Yes. Brolly and and we are not even in April. It appears that this umbrella-equipped DJI Phantom 4 isn’t a joke; it is a real deal from UK drone seller, DronesDirect. DronesDirect, if you recall, is the same folks who brought you the 24k gold-plated DJI and so, I am guessing if these guys can dished out a gold-coated example, a DJI with umbrella shouldn’t be all that ridiculous, right? Ok, maybe it is a little out-of-this-world. Just a little. Continue reading Umbrella Drone Shelters, Because Nobody Likes Carrying An Umbrella

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

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!

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

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

Hasselblad A5D Aerial Takes To The Sky With DJI M600 Aerial Imaging Drone

DJI and Hasselblad, arguably the two biggest names in their respective fields, has come to together to offer the first joint aerial photography package comprising of Hasselblad’s aerial medium-format camera, A5D and DJI’s professional flying platform, M600. This is the first joint product since DJI’s acquisition of a minority stake in Hasselblad Group, so it is safe to say there might be more to come. Here’s what CEO of Hasselblad has to say about this first joint aerial package: Continue reading Hasselblad A5D Aerial Takes To The Sky With DJI M600 Aerial Imaging Drone

DJI Introduces New Professional Imaging Drone With 13 lbs Payload

Unless you are a professional filmmaker who depend on cameras like those from Black Magic and RED, a DJI Phantom is a good enough aerial imaging drone. In case you are pro filmmaker, then ordinary drone is not going cut it in the payload department. This is where the DJI Matrice 600 imaging drone comes in. This latest pro-grade imaging drone from DJI was announced at this year’s NAB over the weekend and touts six powerful motors for heavy lifting. Continue reading DJI Introduces New Professional Imaging Drone With 13 lbs Payload

New DJI Phantom 4 Will Fly Itself, Avoid Obstacles And Track Subject

I remember when I first started out with RC helicopter, the biggest hurdle was keeping the craft stable and trying not to knock into anything in process. Even the instruction manual specifically points out to avoid maneuvering the aircraft near living things or too small a space. That was then. Since then, things have changed drastically and today, DJI revolutionized that further with the new DJI Phantom 4. As we all know, DJI’s Phantom series is geared towards aerial imaging and with this fourth iteration, it literally takes flying out of the aerial imaging equation. In other words, this drone basically flies itself, leaving you to reap the fruits when it is done. Continue reading New DJI Phantom 4 Will Fly Itself, Avoid Obstacles And Track Subject

DJI Outs Phantom 3 Standard for Beginners and the Budget-Conscious

While DJI Phantom 3 Professional and Phantom 3 Advanced may be aerial imagers’ dream come true, their stickers can be quite a bank breaker and thus, keeping them out of reach from the budget-conscious and beginners alike. But that was then. Now, the drone maker wants to have those two groups covered too with its new DJI Phantom 3 Standard, which cost just $799. Ok. Maybe it is not that cheap, cheap as one might have expected, but it is still a good $200 saving over the Advanced, and $460 less pricey than the Professional variant. Continue reading DJI Outs Phantom 3 Standard for Beginners and the Budget-Conscious

This Parachute Will Slow Down the Speed of Descend of Your Drone in the Event of a Midair Malfunction

DJI have made a huge impact in the imaging drone industry and while it is known for flying imaging rigs, it also has a host of accessories to enhance the whole aerial videography experience. One of the little known accessories that was ’subtly’ introduced last year is the DJI Dropsafe drone parachute system. Though the intention was of this accessory is to safeguard your equipment in the event of a failure mid-flight, DJI is quick to point out that Dropsafe is “designed to reduce the drop speed” and hence, but not guaranteed to protect your equipment, prevent injury or property damage. Regardless of the disclaimer, we still think a preventive measure, though not guaranteed, is still better than no protection against a direct, brute smack into the ground. Continue reading This Parachute Will Slow Down the Speed of Descend of Your Drone in the Event of a Midair Malfunction