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What’s the perfect gift to give someone with a GoPro? Their very own drone! This splurge of a gift is great for adventurers, photo and video enthusiasts who are yearning for a new perspective, and any early adopter of technology who loves a new gadget.
Just in time for Father’s Day, the 3D Robotics Solo Drone ($999) is now in over 400 Best Buy stores across the country. Thanks to push-button flight and computer-assisted Smart Shots powered by two integrated Linux computers, 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 to deliver live HD video either wirelessly to your mobile device or through the controller’s HDMI port for live broadcasts through sharing on social networks.
Between now and July 11, purchase a 3D Robotics Solo Drone (SKU: 5351035) from Best Buy and get a free Solo Smart Battery, regularly priced at $149.99.
3 Things to Know About About Flying Drones
Before you head off with your GoPro and your Solo Drone, take some time between unboxing it and its first flight to get to know it, find out if there are areas around you where you shouldn’t fly it, and how you can make your time outdoors most productive by reading a few tips from experts who have learned from experience.
- Know where you can and can’t fly. There are some places such as major airports, U.S. military bases, and U.S. National Parks where you can’t fly drones due to regulations. Mapbox has a great map showing where drone flight is restricted.
- Learn how to take great aerial photos. 3DR has a great article called You, Your GoPro, and a Drone: The Beginner’s Guide to Great Aerial Photography that contains a few key tips on aerial photography from the author’s personal experience.
- Unbox your drone and get to know it by watching helpful videos from 3D Robotics. Their YouTube channel is a treasure trove of information including Solo Flight School- First Flight and their Advanced Settings video to show you how to use the mobile app with your drone and get an overview of the more advanced settings and featured. They also have a list of how-to videos that include software update and other topics to ensure your drone is ready for flight.
I was compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.