Disclaimer: The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free
The weather is getting nicer, the trails are starting to open, and getting out into the fresh air is on a lot of people’s minds. Whether it is planning a camping trip or just a stroll along your favorite trail.
Now we all know we want to capture the memories that come about with these amazing outings but sometimes it is hard to lug around heavy camera equipment to do it and the GoPro can only give you so many angles of opportunity even though its hands free mobility is idle. So what other options is there that allow for great mobility, wonderful pictures, fantastic video, and is virtually hands free?
The 3DR Solo Drone. Now when most people think drones they go a bit too far into the sci-fi realm and start thinking about spy cams and alien space ships. That isn’t the case here.
The 3DR Solo Drone is and easy to fly plane that allows you to hook up your GoPro and have the drone follow you during your outings to take pictures and videos. While it does require some direction, the 3DR Solo Drone is perfect for beginner flyers. While it is easy to use, the controls are set up in a less complicated, more user friendly way enhanced with the view screen directly on the controller to view your frames. Then with just the push of a button you can stop the drone mid air, resume flight, change settings, start and stop video, or take that perfect shot.
Where pictures are concerned the 3DR Solo Drone has four main settings, cablecam, orbit, selfie, and follow me. Cablecam allows you to select two points that your Solo Drone is locked between. Like on a cable you can pan and shift it between these two points to get the perfect frame. Orbit does just that, allows your Solo to orbit around a set point and take those perfect shots or even video. The selfie setting brings a whole new meaning to selfies. This setting allows you to lock the camera on yourself than adjust the background view to give you that epic shot you have always wanted. Last but not least, follow me allows you to go completely hands-free. This setting locks your Solo Drone on to you to capture your every movement. You wont miss a beat.
This is the perfect Fathers Day Gift for sure! Solo, the Smart Drone, arrived in over 400 Best Buy stores on June 8. It’s the first-ever drone powered by two integrated Linux computers, making capturing the perfect shot easy for anyone. The Solo retails for $999 and can define its own flight, freeing users to focus on getting the shot. This intelligent drone is also the first to support full control of GoPro® cameras and deliver live HD video either wirelessly to your mobile device or through the controller’s HDMI port for live broadcasts.
Other fun little features are the smartphone app that gives you fun viewing and control of what your Solo Drone is seeing and your GoPro without having control of the controller. To top everything off if you buy the 3DR Solo Drone now at BestBuy you will get a coupon for a FREE Solo Drone battery that retails at $149.99. So what are you waiting for? Don’t miss another memory!
DISCLOSURE: Get a FREE Solo Smart Battery (Reg. Price: $149.99) when you purchase the 3DR Solo Drone (Sku: 5354101). Valid 6/7-7/11 at Best Buy. Disclaimer: Offer valid with purchase of the 3DR Solo Drone SKU: 5351035.