Over the last decade, the drone revolution has been impossible not to notice.
Each year more and more companies enter the space offering drones with unique features and specifications, with all of the variety on the market, it can be hard to know which drone is best for you. Today we bring you Wellbots guide for Drones 2018. Here I'll be breaking down the Top 5 drones on the market today, helping you decide which is your ideal eye-in-the-sky.
1. DJI Mavic Air
The name most synonymous with consumer drones is undoubtedly DJI. The companies pedigree for high quality products for both amateurs and professionals is the stuff of legend and with the Mavic Air (released January 2018) get ready to get your hands on the next step of their airborne revolution.
The Mavic Air itself is the culmination of the companies long standing goals of making drones both more powerful, more transportable, but most of all more user-friendly. The Mavic Air weighs in at only 6.00lbs and is entirely foldable to the point that it can fit in most pockets. But with that form factor, many might expect the Mavic Air to be lacking in camera quality and other features, but that is not the case.
The Mavic features a 4k camera attached to a three-axis gimble, perfect for any video capturing need you might have.
Despite its small size, the Mavic Air doesn't lack when it comes to battery power. The chargeable and interchangeable battery offers over twenty minutes of flight time per charge – keeping you in the air longer!
Wellbots' footage in NYC with a DJI Mavic Air Drone.
2. Swellpro SplashDrone 3: Fishing Edition
While DJI may be the biggest name in the drone marketplace, it surely isn't the only one producing high quality products. The SplashDrone 3 from Swellpro is perhaps the most well-constructed and most moddable drone available.
Fully waterproof the SplashDrone 3 can land in the water and even capture underwater video, perfect for the aquatic enthusiast hoping to catch high-quality video, while never worrying about the safety of their drone. For many drones so much as being around the ocean can be catastrophic, the salt and moisture in the air quickly becomes corrosive to most, but not the Swellpro 3 -thoroughly Water/Sand-proof.
The most impressive feature of the Swellpro 3 is something truly incredible, with the Swellpro 3 you can actually fish. The Swellpro 3 can lower or drop bait, and even retrieve a fish -- as long as you can snag it. The Swellpro SplashDrone 3 is a unique drone with an excellent set of capabilities, perfect for a real adventurer.
3. PowerVision PowerRay Explorer Underwater Robot
So maybe the sky isn't what you fancy, well for you we here at Wellbots suggest the PowerRay Explorer a drone meant for exploring underwater. Capable in freshwater, saltwater, and even ice fishing conditions the Explorer can remain underwater for up to four hours and dive as far as 98 feet down. The Explorer comes packed with a 4k UHD camera perfect for helping you locate fish and other underwater things of interest. Similarly to the SellPro 3, the Explorer can be used to baitfish. So, if you're ambitions lie under the sea and far from the clouds, the PowerRay Explorer may very well be the Drone for you.
4. DJI Mavic Pro
The second DJI product on the list and one of the most popular drones on the market today; the Mavic Pro mixes portability with both a powerful battery and camera, perfect for capturing high-end video content while on the go.
One of the most impressive 4k cameras ever put in a consumer drone, and with a battery that can power the drone at 40 mph for close to thirty minutes, no video-capture task is too high for the Mavic Pro. The controller that comes packed with the Mavic Pro is easy to learn, and with the variety of features DJI packs into its system, the sky is your oyster like never before. The Mavic Pro is a bit of a more advanced version of the Mavic Air.
5. DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2
Last but certainly not least, the drone that started it all. The Phantom 4 Pro is as iconic as any drone ever made. Unquestionably the top of the line consumer drone from DJI, the Phantom come's packed with a powerful 4k camera, options to connect to First-Person-View Goggles, a host of built-in features and flight controls, plus much more. The Phantom is so smart it can instinctively avoid obstacles on its own, making sure your new state of the art drone stays safe at all times. The Phantom 4 is one of the most iconic and most impressive drones on the market and with the new and improved version 2; flight has never felt better.
Regardless of which drone you chose, with any of these mentioned above, you can't go wrong. Check out any of these drones here on Wellbots to learn more about the specifications & features that separates this fleet of hawks from the lowly pigeons. And be sure to check out Wellbots weekly for more breakdowns of the newest tech products.