Drone

Over the course of my time with the Gadgeteer I've had the opportunity to review several different drones. I've reviewed big drones, little drones, and video drones. Two such drones, the Axis Vidius 420P video drone, and the Axis Aerius quadcopter, both flew well, but the Vidius was a bit bigger and had a built-in camera… Read More

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Drones have become a little boring in the last year or two because they are all pretty much the same. Parrot is changing all of that with their Mambo drone that comes with cannon and grabber attachments that take drone flying fun to the next level. The Parrot Mambo Drone can pair with your smartphone… Read More

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Who would want a traditional (aka boring) drone when you can have this remote controlled bird of prey instead. The remote controlled bald eagle has a carbon fiber frame with nylon and polyester wings that are 9.5 feet wide from feather tip to feather tip. The included rechargeable lithium battery powered wireless transmitter controls flight… Read More

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I will admit, that along with being a gadget freak I am a tech geek. One item that has fascinated me since becoming fairly mainstream has been drones or quad copters. With several models now available and with varying features including video camera kits drones are becoming more than toys. Prices have started to come… Read More

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Drone racing is the new RC toy past time for geeks and RC enthusiasts. The Rogue "Beta" FPV (first person view) drone from xCraft is not only wild looking, but this drone is wild in the air too. The Rogue flies like regular racing drones, but when you're ready to really fly, you just flip… Read More

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You've been looking at buying a drone for your kids that is both fun and maybe even useful (inspecting roofs, aerial photography, etc.), but you don't want to deal with the hassle of having to register it with the FAA if it's heavier than 0.55 pounds. It's tough to find a drone that weighs less… Read More

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I am seeing more and more drones around where I live zooming through the sky.  There are many uses for drones of course besides just having fun.  For example, a bunch of realtors around here use drones to give a bird's eye view of properties, which is pretty cool.  At the recent CES show the… Read More

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The DOBBY is a new compact drone optimized for low-level photography that has some impressive features. When not in use it folds up to the length and width of an iPhone (5.3in x 2.5in x  1.33). When ready for flight, it unfolds and flies automatically. The drone is controlled by an iPhone or Android app that… Read More

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Drones are becoming ubiquitous in society; you can buy them everywhere from Best Buy to 7-Eleven. There is an incredible amount of variety available should you be interested in a drone. I've had the opportunity to review drones big and small, expensive and cheap. Recently I was given the Eachine E10C mini video drone to… Read More

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No matter how many times I review them, I just can't get enough of these drones. I think they are so much fun to fly, plus my kids get a kick out of them. Back in January I reviewed the Swann Xtreem Quadforce 720P video drone. Of the the three drones I've previously reviewed, that drone… Read More

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Ready to set down some serious cash on a drone? Most models retail for about $1,000, and whether they are on the ground or in the air, they are delicate gadgets. After reading Dennis's review of the Lowepro RidgeLine Pro, I clicked over to the Lowepro page and saw they recently introduced this beast: the DroneGuard BP… Read More

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A couple of months ago, I was given the opportunity to review the Axis Aerius drone. It was my first time trying out a drone; my family and I had a blast using it. The Aerius was pretty simple to use and relatively inexpensive at $35.00. I thought it was an excellent drone for anyone… Read More

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I can't explain why, but I'm fascinated by drones. I think it may be because I've always harbored the idea of being a helicopter pilot, but could never afford the schooling. I guess flying a miniaturized version is the next best thing. Previously, I reviewed the Axis Aerius quadcopter, supposedly the world's smallest drone. I… Read More

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In this a new age of drone warfare, you have to set yourself apart in order to catch the public's attention. Vantage Robotics understands this so they came up with a new concept. They designed their drone to fit around the camera they wanted to use. Below are just some of the features from the… Read More

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Drones are a popular gift this holiday season, from expensive professional quality drones like the Chroma Drone that I reviewed a couple weeks ago, to much more affordable ones from online retails like Amazon. Most drones that you see are also called quadcopters because they have four rotors. But I doubt you've ever seen a… Read More

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