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Posted June 17, 2015 by Tim Wells in Technology

Just In Time For Father’s Day: The 3DR Solo Drone At Best Buy

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.

3DR Solo Drone at Best Buy
When I was a kid, I used to spend hours building and launching model rockets. I would imagine how cool it would be to attach a camera to the rocket, and get a bird’s-eye view of the earth below. Alas, I had neither the proper technology nor the know-how to accomplish this feat. Such a thing was the stuff of the future.

3DR Solo Drone at Best Buy

So smart, there’s even a computer in the controller.

Well, the future has officially arrived. Best Buy has made personal drones, including the new Solo™ by 3DR, accessible to everyone.

This Solo Drone is amazing. It is the first drone to be powered by two computers – one on the drone and one in the controller. And that whole “stick a camera on it” thing that I wished I could do with my model rockets? The Solo allows you to attach your GoPro® camera for HD video that can be streamed wirelessly, directly to your mobile device.

Did I mention that the Solo is smart? Like, scary smart. The Solo can define its own flight, so that you can focus on getting the perfect video shot without worrying about being an air traffic controller. The Solo can even orbit a specific spot or let you go completely hands-free and follow you as you move. It’s like having a dog. A dog that can fly. A dog that can fly, hover, orbit, and stream live video. It even has a one-touch selfie button that will send the Solo skyward, for a shot of you and the surrounding scenery.

With the 3DR Solo Drone arriving at Best Buy just in time for Father’s Day, I think I’ll start dropping some serious hints to my wife and kids. With any luck, I’ll soon be living out my childhood fantasy of watching the earth get smaller, as I pilot my aircraft through the sky.

Special Offer

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.

Offer valid with purchase of the 3DR Solo Drone SKU: 5351035

3DR Solo Drone at Best Buy

Tim Wells

Dad, husband, gamer, blogger, geek. Not necessarily in that order.