After a little over six months of flying the DJI Mavic Air, I’ve gotten to experience how even small drones have incredible potential. Slated between the Spark and Mavic Pro, DJI could have done a lot more with this product but chose not to because of how it’s positioned in their current offerings. This mixture of creating the best drone possible and trying not to compete with their other products leaves the Mavic Air as an almost perfect drone.
August 8, 2018
August 20, 2018
If you asked me what is the best drone on the market right now my response would be the DJI Phantom 4 Pro. Sure, there are drones like the Inspire 2 that are better equipped, but they have their own set of downfalls. The Phantom series offers the perfect blend of performance, quality, and portability at a reasonable cost which makes the Phantom 4 Pro my all-time favorite drone to use.
December 15, 2017
The first time I got the DJI Spark in my hands was back in June. Since then I have flown the Spark mini-drone on numerous occasions, at many different locations, and in varying conditions. To say that I like the Mavic Pro’s smaller brother is an understatement.
I simply love the Spark. Yes, I wish it had 4K video, a real 3-axis gimbal, and a longer flight time. But the way the Spark flies when you put it in sports mode (fast and agile) and the fun that you can have with it, make up for its shortcomings. As they say, the best drone you have is the one that is with you. The Spark has joined me on many trips, where I simply would not have bothered to take the bigger and heavier Mavic Pro. As you probably can tell, the DJI Spark is one of my favorite drones!
With that out of the way, I owe you a full review of the DJI Spark mini-drone, so here we go.
August 22, 2018
The Mavic Pro is according to insiders, DJI’s best selling drone ever. It is small, light, foldable, very capable and, at least in our experience, very reliable. It wasn’t the world’s first foldable drone, but it was the first one that got (almost) everything right. DJI has sold thousands of them around the world and in the eyes of many, it has become the gold standard for foldable drones. The two-year-old Mavic Pro still holds its own against its much newer little brother the DJI Mavic Air. Now, as the sun is setting on this all-time favorite, we thought it made sense to do a final DroneDJ Review. As a goodbye and thank you if you will, but also for those of you who are considering picking one up, new or used, as prices are likely to drop even more after DJI’s ‘See the Bigger Picture‘ event tomorrow.
What is DJI Care Refresh and why would you need it? Well, that is a good question. Have you seen any of these (here and here.) recent videos of drones crashing in the water or being damaged by water? If that was your drone and you had DJI Care Refresh, you could request a replacement. Once you buy DJI Care Refresh, you can request up to two replacements within the 12 months that your plan is valid. Doing so will require you to pay another fee at the time of request but it is still a heck of a lot cheaper than buying a new drone. For instance, when you buy a DJI Mavic 2, you can purchase DJI Care Refresh for an additional $139. If you happen to damage (see terms) your drone, you can request a replacement. For the Mavic 2, the first replacement would cost you $119 and the second $139. It provides you peace of mind when you’re flying and as you can imagine, DJI Care Refresh has been very popular.
Currently, DJI is running a promotion and they have reduced the price of their DJI Care Refresh program by 10%. See below for details.
On top of that we’re giving away five DJI Care Refresh plans for free to the first five people who buy a Spark, Mavic Air, Mavic Pro, Mavic 2 or even Phantom drone through our affiliate links. Just email us your order number and we will send you the coupon code. We only have five coupons to give out so whoever gets there first, gets their free DJI Care Refresh plan. Fyi – when you buy through our links you do not pay anything extra for your drone. We just get a small commission from DJI.
Capture 4K aerial shots w/ DJI’s Phantom 4 Advanced+ at its lowest price yet: $1,049 (30% off)
Today only, B&H offers the DJI Phantom 4 Advanced+ Quadcopter for $1,049 shipped. Normally selling for $1,499 at DJI direct, that’s good for an over 30% discount, beats our previous mention by $150 and is the lowest we’ve seen. Meanwhile, Adorama has it right now for $1,230. DJI’s Phantom 4 Advanced+ features enhanced obstacle avoidance, 4K recording, a 4.3-mile flight range, 30-minute flight time and much more. It also comes with a remote control packing a 5.5-inch display. Reviews are still flying in here, but DJI drones are highly-rated overall.