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Our entire family has watched the availability of drones to the public with gleeful interest. Naturally the boys (and hubby) are dying to get their hands on one to play with, and Best Buy is our go-to place for all things tech! Did you know that Best Buy is the destination for drones – including the new Solo™ by 3DR? This would make the perfect Father’s Day gift for those of you that procrastinated until the very last-minute or forgot today was Father’s Day!
3DRobotics Solo Drone at Best Buy
Solo, the Smart Drone, arrived at over 400 Best Buy stores the beginning of June, just in time for Father’s Day. It is the first-ever drone powered by two integrated Linux computers, which make capturing the perfect shot easy for anyone to do!
What we love about Solo is the ability for it to define its own flight, which frees US up to focus on getting the perfect shot. (Please note that the GoPro® camera is NOT included with the purchase of your drone). Solo is the first intelligent drone that fully supports GoPro® cameras and delivers live HD video – either wirelessly to your mobile device or via the controller’s HDMI port for live broadcasts. The Solo retails for $999 and and until July 11, 2015 you can get a FREE Solo Smart Battery (reg. price $149.99) with the purchase of your 3DR Solo Drone.
In Smart Shot modes, Solo can fly itself so you can shift your focus from flying the drone to the camera.
Cablecam: Lock Solo on to a virtual cable between any two points in space. Then, using just one stick on the controller, you can move Solo up and down the cable. This lets you freely pan and tilt the camera while the drone stays in steady flight. Solo can even memorize your first and last frames and pan the camera between them.
Orbit: Solo can automatically circle a subject of your choosing, keeping the camera pointed inward to capture an iconic wraparound shot. Adjust the circle’s radius to get the exact frame you want, even mid-flight.
Selfie: With just one touch, Solo will fly up and away, keeping the camera centered on you so the scenery around you expands in a dramatic aerial pullout shot.
Follow Me: Go completely hands-free. Solo can follow where you go, automatically keeping the camera on you to capture your every move.
Now, is that absolutely mind-blowing or what? This is definitely a “must have” item for the gift list of the gadget and tech lover in your family! Tell your friends about it and just click to tweet below!
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Want to know more about #SoloatBestBuy? Just click here to go to the 3D Robotics page and learn all you’d like about the 3DR Solo Drone (SKU 5351035) and pick up one for the tech/gadget lover(s) in your life!
What would you do with a 3DR Solo Drone? Leave a comment below and tell us how you would utilize the drone capabilities for work or for play!