Summer of the Drone ~ 3D Robotics Solo Drone at Best Buy

by Heather

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.

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Michele Ash June 23, 2015 - 2:16 am
WOW! Thanks for the Wonderful Review on Summer of the Drone ~ 3D Robotics Solo Drone at Best Buy! This Drone is awesome! Expensive too, but awesome! This is a great device for the photographers and techy people! I can't afford a GoPro Camera let alone a drone! I really do like this though! Thanks so very much for sharing your wonderful review, the pictures, and your personal and professional opinions on Summer of the Drone ~ 3D Robotics Solo Drone at Best Buy with all of us! You know that I always appreciate all of your reviews!!!!!!! Thanks Again! Michele :)
lisa June 23, 2015 - 10:11 am
That is cool. A bit creepy in a way. I have never seen one before. I'm glad I read this article before seeing one. I probably would have been a bit freaked out, wondering what it was!
Linda Manns Linneman June 24, 2015 - 9:10 am
These drones sound so neat. I can't believe technology today. My sons would love one of these. Thank you for sharing
polly July 9, 2015 - 1:20 pm
I think it is a great idea for getting those pictures but very pricey! Pretty amazing though!
Crystal Rogers Walker July 31, 2015 - 4:19 pm
How cool I would love to own one of these it would help so much so I could see what's on my property where I can't see
Wes S. August 8, 2015 - 9:18 pm
That is one of the best drones I've seen so far. I'd love to get for for a hobby. I'd only use it in a rural area for exploring. I hate when people fly them over my house. So annoying.
Patricia Hoffmeister September 10, 2015 - 7:58 am
Drones are really the "in" thing at the moment. This seems like one of the best. My husband was a corporation pilot for over 40 years. For medical reasons he had to give up flying, but I think he would really enjoy one of these.
Stephen September 16, 2015 - 1:45 pm
Who doesn't need a drone?
Shannon September 18, 2015 - 5:29 pm
These are so neat,thank you for sharing the review with us.
Lauryn R September 19, 2015 - 1:26 pm
How cool are drones?! I had no idea that the regular community were able to buy these! It would definitely be really cool to see what kind of video you could capture with one!
Janel October 6, 2015 - 8:59 am
Drones are awesome. I'm not sure why I personally need one...but I want one!
Edna Williams November 6, 2015 - 10:45 pm
Wow! That would be awesome! Thanks for the post!
Molli vandehey November 28, 2015 - 12:37 pm
its kind of neat to see how far theyve come in 6 months even
Edna Williams February 9, 2016 - 5:46 am
These are so cool! Thanks again for the review!
Dotty J Boucher April 11, 2016 - 1:33 pm
This drone is awesome! My hubby wants one so bad so when we go camping he can see ahead of us lol I think he thinks a bear is going to jump out lol
Olivine Eyes August 29, 2016 - 9:04 pm
No drones for me right now, maybe for my future children. By then, they will be considered boring.
Gadget.A August 2, 2018 - 4:25 am
This drone is awesome..I am learning photography and planning to buy Drone..I think this will be suitable for me..What is your thoughts??

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