Last month I did a review on the Walkera Runner 250. This was a highly anticipated quadcopter that was supposed to do for quadcopter racing what the DJI Phantom did for aerial video. Unfortunately Walkera dropped the ball, and sadly the Runner just did not live up to the hype. One thing it did do […]
4 Drones Your Kids Will Love
As the holiday season rolls around – yes, Virginia, the decorations are up – drones are expected to fly off the shelf as kids around the world rev up their wish lists. Toy/model drones are perfect for wee beginners; most are inexpensive ($29 to $100) and are built to be durable while offering easy-to-use-controls and […]
Ryze Robotics Tello – a DJI, Intel and Ryze Robotics $99 Drone
In January 2018 a small $99 drone was announced by DJI. The model was called the Tello from a company called Ryze Robotics, a new startup we had not heard of before. Like many before it the Tello promised a number of intelligent features at a very low price point, small toy drones don’t usually get […]
10 Best Drones and Quadcopters for 2018
Which are the best drones and quadcopters to buy as of the end of 2017 and first 1/2 of 2018?? UPDATED Feb, 2018 – We update this best drones listing regularly as new products are released and reviewed. Note – we cover the consumer and lower-end Pro market, so you won’t find expensive (over $2,000 base) […]
2013 vs. 2017 – How Much Camera Drone tech do you get for your money?
The advances in consumer Camera Drones have come quite quickly, outpacing similar technologies such as smart phones, computers and flat screen TV’s. As one example, an iPhone 3 in 2009 sold for a similar price as an iPhone 6 in 2016 (when inflation is considered). Of course, the newer iPhones are much more powerful and […]
DJI Headset Goggles review! – Now available for Order – specs, videos and more!
When DJI announced the Mavic Pro, they also showed a pair of advanced FPV/VR Goggles. Unfortunately, these have not yet been available – until now! In the meantime it appears they have cut the price in 1/2 (based on original projections). The goggles are available to order for just $449. DJI has provided us access to […]
10 Best Quadcopters and best drones for 2017
Which are the best drones and quadcopters to buy as of the Spring of 2017? Read on! UPDATED April, 2017 – We update this “best drones” listing regularly as new products are released and reviewed. If you are looking for a ($400-$1500) “stabilized camera drone with GPS” – we have another article comparing the popular 2016/2017 […]
Phantom 4 Professional – 20 Megapixel Prosumer Drone – First Look
Introduction DJI’s Phantom line is well known as the standard for consumer level Camera Drones. In our recent “Slugfest” of popular 2016 models we gave it our highest rating – an opinion shared by most experts. However, consumer-level ($400-$1200) Camera Drones have some limitations, especially when it comes to Photo and Video quality. Drones at […]
DJI Mavic Pro vs. DJI Phantom 4 (and others) – Still Picture Quality
DJI Mavic Pro vs. DJI Phantom 4 (and other models) – Still Picture Quality No doubt that the DJI Mavic Pro is the hot item this holiday season. However, in the rush to line up for latest and greatest in new technology, buyers often forget the basics. In the case of Camera Drones, the IQ […]
U818A WiFi FPV Quadcopter – First Look
The UDI 818 has always been one of our suggested drones for beginners – however, we have based this recommendation on experiences of others, price and other factors. Having never actually flown the model I was happy when a review model was offered to use by Usatoyz, a prime seller on Amazon. Different Models Available […]
DJI Phantom 4 – Computer Vision – Part 3 of our Review/Rating
In part one and part two of our first look at the DJI Phantom 4, we explored the improved construction and upgrading of the various assemblies. At first glance it would appear a Phantom 4 is a “perfected” Phantom 3 Pro. However, there is one major new innovation which makes this a revolutionary model- Computer […]
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