The new Micro Drone 4.0 is a small brushed motor drone with a 1080p camera on a two-axis gimbal for less than $200. Their initial Indiegogo goal was $75,000 but they have shattered it already by raising over $500,000. There isn’t a drone in this price range that can do what the Microdrone 4.0 can do. Consumers look to be hungry for a good drone between the $99 Tello and the $399 Spark. Is the Microdrone 4.0 the answer?
Micro Drone 4.0 passes half a million dollars in funding
Micro Drone has produced quality drones in the past but this new Micro Drone 4.0 looks to fill a void that consumers want. There are very few drones under $200 that have both a quality 1080p camera and stabilized footage. The $99 Tello does have stabilized 720p footage but is limited in range and doesn’t have onboard footage. The DJI Spark is the best alternative that utilizes a two-axis gimbal but it costs $399.
That is where the Micro Drone wants to fit in. At a $145 early backer price point the Micro Drone 4.0 offers smooth stabilized 1080p footage without breaking the bank. Their current funding of $530,000 with 10 days left tells us that consumers are hungry for a drone in this price range with these features.
Micro Drone will begin remote control production
With the $500,000 goal reached Micro Drone has the funding to start building a stand-alone remote control. While the Micro Drone 4.0 can be flown by using your smartphone adding this optional remote control will allow for more control as well as increasing the range of the Micro Drone 4.0 from 400 feet to 700 feet. This optional accessory price hasn’t been announced yet but does add some nice functionality to the drone.
Take a look at the footage shot on the Micro Drone 4.0 compared to a DJI Inspire 2. While I still give the edge to the Inspire 2 it also has a price tag that is over $3000 more than the Micro Drone 4.0. Hopefully, we will have a release date for the Micro Drone 4.0 soon after this Indiegogo campaign is concluded.
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