Just now, DJI pushed back to an undisclosed date its July 18th “See the Bigger Picture” event due to what seems to be the (drone) technology not being ready… Needless to say, DJI’s announcement comes as a big surprise less than two weeks away from what would have been a global product launch on July 18th. The drone maker told us that they are working on establishing a new date and will announce that as soon as possible.
We were just passed along an interesting short documentary video by Dezeen below on how drones will change city life and in the words of one expert “will be more disruptive than the Internet”… expand full story
The flying taxi company Kitty Hawk last night launched ‘Cora’, a Vertical Takeoff and Landing (VTOL) personal airplane/helicopter drone hybrid that will carry a passenger. Kitty Hawk is funded by Google co-founder Larry Page and CEO-ed by Sebastian Thrun, the self-driving car pioneer who is the founding director of Google’s X lab. expand full story
DJI’s Mavic Air was announced last week to a flurry of great reviews. We’re currently putting together our review but spoiler: We can say that this is the drone to get in the ~$800 price range.
A short recap on specs:
- Capture 4K Video and 12MP Photos
- 3-Axis Gimbal-Stabilized Camera
- GPS- & Vision Position-Based Navigation
- 8GB of Internal Storage/up to 256GB via microSD
- FlightAutonomy with Obstacle Detection
- Top Speed of 43 mph in Sport Mode
- ActiveTrack Subject Tracking Modes
- Up to 21 Minutes of Flight Time
- Foldable, Portable Body
One way to save money is buying the Fly More combo but that’s not saving money off the original DJI Mavic Air, it is saving over $200 on accessories when purchased at the same time.
The good news is that we’ve done some digging and negotiating to get the lowest price offers from various resellers on the Mavic Air. Head below for the breakdown…
We’ve had many clues that point to a new DJI Mavic Air drone to be released on January 23rd in New York City. We documented and explained our “Mavic Air” theory on this very website, but many people still had their doubts. Well, today we have found yet another piece of evidence that will bolster our case. Follow along.
Go to your browser and type in the following URL (or simply click it) dji.com/mavic-air. It redirects you to the official DJI.com homepage.
Why is this interesting? We’ll explain. expand full story
November 26, 2017
Save on RC drones today only at Amazon: Tenergy Quadcopter for $28, more
Amazon, as part of its Cyber Monday week deals, is offering discounted drones from just $13.29 Prime shipped for this Syma R/C Helicopter. Also, you can find this Tenergy TDR Phoenix Mini RC Quadcopter Drone with HD Video Camera for just 27.99 shipped. That’s $12 off the original listing and the lowest we’ve seen it go. Rated 4.6/5 stars by Amazon shoppers.
October 27, 2017
In the not so distant future, not only will cargo move on the ground on autonomous trucks but more valuable time sensitive goods will move through the air with automated UAV transport as well. China is ahead of the game here and this week tested what is believed to be the largest capacity civilian drone in northwest Shaanxi Province Thursday. expand full story
October 26, 2017
Deal Alert! Grab a DJI Phantom 4 with 4K camera from the official store for $800
Act quick, I don’t think this is going to last. DJI’s official Ebay store is offering the DJI Phantom 4 Drone for $799.99 shipped. That’s 33% off and the lowest price we’ve seen. Specs below:
October 16, 2017
Deal Alert: Grab a 200GB SanDisk MicroSD card for $63 at Amazon
Amazon is having a big Gold Box on much of its storage but the standout is the SanDisk Ultra 200GB MicroSD with 100MB/second transfer rate for $62.99 shipped. That’s 25% off and the lowest price we’ve seen on this card which gets impressive 4.5/5 star reviews from Amazon customers. Check out the whole sale for more including the 256GB monster.
October 11, 2017
Are you excited for tonight’s DJI event? We’ll have live coverage here so come back at 5PM PT/8PM ET.
But…Spoiler alert: we have what we think are some images and specs of what is to be revealed. We saw a sneak peak earlier this week but this is the real deal. Only click below if you don’t mind knowing a lot about the sick new DJI Zenmuse X7 cinematic 6K camera… expand full story