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DJI's Drone Shop

DJI's Drone Shop

DJI sells the kind of drones that make you question whether it's legal for you to own one. Until now, you had to rely on YouTube videos and Amazon pictures to get an idea of how awesome they were. Well, that all changes with the opening of DJI's first shop. Located in Shenzhen, ...

Squarespace Makes It Easy to Share Your Passion with the World

Squarespace Makes It Easy to Share Your Passion with the World

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The Best Drones For Every Budget

The Best Drones For Every Budget

Technically speaking, the first drones were used in 1849 by the Austrians to drop bombs over Venice. By “drones,” we mean the Austrian army tied explosives to a bunch of balloons, floated them over Venice, and hoped for the best. Though the tactic is said to have scared the V...

Snap 4K Camera Drone

Snap 4K Camera Drone

The team at Vantage Robotics has spent a lot of time making high tech products--It was founded by two Stanford alums--and now they've just opened pre-orders for what may be the best flying camera we've seen. At under $1000 and sized small enough to fit in a backpack (without gett...

The SKEYE Mini Drone Now Comes With an HD Camera

The SKEYE Mini Drone Now Comes With an HD Camera

When the SKEYE Nano Drone came out, we loved almost everything about it: its tiny size, affordable price, and ease of use. The one thing we didn't like was the lack of a camera. Well, problem solved. The new SKEYE Mini Drone, while slightly larger (7.5" x 7.5"), packs an HD came...

Have Your Weed Delivered by a Drone

Have Your Weed Delivered by a Drone

When some indica has you plastered to your seat cushions, the last thing you want to do is go out to refresh your stash. Well, if you live in San Francisco, you might not have to. A startup called Trees is set to send your next fill via drone. Obviously, the delivery service is ...

The Yuneec Multicopter Shoots 4k

The Yuneec Multicopter Shoots 4k

If you're serious about your video shooting, or you've ever thought about picking up a drone, you need to check out Yuneec's latest Typhoon Q500 4k quadcopter. This modular system is built around a 3-axis precision gimbal camera that attaches to either the Typhoon Q500 multicopte...

Sprite Is a Portable and Rugged Aerial Drone

Sprite Is a Portable and Rugged Aerial Drone

Even at first glance, the Sprite unmanned aerial vehicle looks completely different than most of the other drones on the market. When the people at Ascent AeroSystems set out to create a new unmanned aerial vehicle they knew the final product was going to be a departure from what...

Solo Smart Drone

Solo Smart Drone

Since your next drone purchase will probably be your first drone purchase, it pays to go with something fairly straightforward. The Solo Smart Drone from 3DR gives you all the functionality of more complicated quadcopters in an easy to understand package. It starts with a video ...

DJI Phantom 3 Drone

DJI Phantom 3 Drone

DJI is the Apple of drones. They create sleek, user-friendly quadcopters that are met with fanfare upon release. So consider the Phantom 3 the iPhone 6. The recently announced Phantom 3 comes with its own camera—the Phantom 3 Professional shoots 4K at 30 fps, the Phantom 3 Adva...

Remarkable Drone Footage of a Kenyan Safariplay

Remarkable Drone Footage of a Kenyan Safari

Buying a drone seems like an awesome idea until you realize your day-to-day life is too boring to film. Then you go on an epic adventure and remember why you bought one. Here, Patrick Avery shares his footage from a Kenyan safari he went on last year. And since the government has...

The SKEYE Nano Drone Is the World's Smallest Quadcopter

The SKEYE Nano Drone Is the World's Smallest Quadcopter

As cool as it looks to carry around a large drone strapped to your backpack, sometimes that's not all that convenient. For a pocket-sized drone you can bring with you everywhere, consider the SKEYE Nano Drone from TRNDlabs. It's the world's smallest quadcopter measuring just 1.5...

The Carbon Fiber Crash Proof Video Drone

The Carbon Fiber Crash Proof Video Drone

Carbon fiber is one of the strongest materials on the planet (it's seriously stronger than steel), so it only makes sense that something that repeatedly crashes into walls, buildings, trees and everything else around would be made of the stuff. The Carbon Flyer is part personal d...