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 but all opinions are my own.Do you remember when Nintendo came out with their first gaming system in 1985? We were so addicted to Donkey Kong, it kept us up nights playing and trying to outdo each other! Isn’t unreal how far video games and electronic gadgets have come since then? If you are a die hard gadget lover or new to the whole tech arena, you are going to be in love with the new 3D Robotics Solo Drone at Best Buy. Solo, the Smart Drone arrived in over 400 Best Buy stores on June 8, just in time for Father’s Day! It’s the first-ever drone powered by two integrated Linux computers, making capturing the perfect shot easy for anyone.If you are unfamiliar with the 3D Robotics Solo Drone, let me give you 5 reasons you need this baby in your life.
- Easy to Use: With a video game-style controller, it feels totally comfortable in your hands. The pushbutton commands the camera and the copter at your fingertips making it easy peasy to take off, land or pause your flight in midair.
- GoPro Camera: If you have a GoPro Camera (and if you don’t, read my post “Want to be Dad’s Favorite? Get Him the GoPro Camera From Best Buy” and then go get one!!), the Solo is the first drone to offer complete control of your HERO3+® or HERO4® camera, both of which are available at Best Buy, during flight. You can easily deliver eye popping HD video to your mobile device and it powers your GoPro as well.
- Cable Cam: With Solo locked on a virtual cable in the air, you can pan and tilt the camera without worrying about piloting the copter. Also, the Solo can memorize the shot at each end point and fly itself from one frame to the next. You can get aerial shots not even professional pilots can get!
- Orbit: With the Orbit mode on Solo, you can fly in a circle in either direction and Solo will keep the camera locked on your subject. You can also adjust altitude and flight speed to create dynamic and sophisticated aerial shots.
- Selfie: Get a selfie your friends will not believe with the world all around you, making it a portrait and a landscape all at once.
Best Buy is the destination for drones, including the new Solo™ by 3DR, which retails for $999 at Best Buy. Now is the time to explore for Father’s Day. Solo, the Smart Drone, is the first-ever drone powered by two integrated Linux computers, making capturing the perfect shot easy for anyone. Solo 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. When you buy yours at Best Buy, you 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. Be sure to stay connected with Best Buy and follow them on Facebook and Twitter.