It’s 1984, the drones are everywhere. Flying above gunning down the last remaining humans. Prowling on the ground crunching over piles of human skulls. Fortunately that drone filled future didn’t come to pass. The future that did come to pass is slightly more cheerful. No I’m not talking about predator drones, I’m talking about various civilian drones that you can mount cameras on. Whether it’s following you along your nature hike or getting the bird’s eye view of your kid’s birthday party, this is the Summer of the Drone. Yeah, that’s my own title. Like It? Patent Pending. Or trademark, or something. Whatever, I’m not a lawyer. I’m a mommy and I like cool new gadgets that let me take pictures of my family. If you have a father in your life that likes cool gadgets then they will also love you for this too. What exactly am I talking about? The 3D Robotics Solo Drone.
First off, this thing is smart. Get this, it has two computer processors, one in the drone and one in the controller. This is not like one of those RC helicopters that you fly into the ceiling over and over (or the wall, or the light, or the dog). No more trying to keep it in the air while taking a picture, you can just concentrate on taking the picture. You can make it circle a location, define a start and end point, make it follow you…How cool is that?
Second, you can attach a GoPro camera to it (no, there isn’t one included). The drone lets you fully control the camera and actually stream video right back to your mobile device. So if you want to scale that cliff, go ahead. Just turn on the camera, have it follow you and it will record your every foot and hand placement. Don’t worry, mine will be following me safely as I walk along the picturesque trail on the ground. And if you hurry, you can even get a free spare battery for the drone. That’s a deal.
About the 3D Robotics Solo Drone
Solo, the Smart Drone, is now available in over 400 Best Buy stores. It’s the first-ever drone powered by two integrated Linux computers, making capturing the perfect shot easy for anyone. The Solo retails for $999.
Solo can define its own flight, freeing users to focus on getting the shot. This intelligent drone is also the first to support full control of GoPro® cameras and deliver live HD video either wirelessly to your mobile device or through the controller’s HDMI port for live broadcasts.
Please note that the FREE Solo Smart Battery (Reg. Price: $149.99) is available at Best Buy when you purchase the 3DR Solo Drone (Sku: 5354101). This offer is valid through July 11, 2015.
For more information, check out Best Buy’s website before heading to the store!
Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.