Disclosure: 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.
On July 8th the new 3D Robotics Solo™ Drone arrived in over 400 Best Buy locations! Solo, is the first-ever drone powered by two integrated Linux computers, making capturing the perfect shot easy for anyone.
The price is definitely steep at around $999 but when you think of all the amazing shots and adventures you’ll be able to capture it’s definitely worth it. Unfortunately, my husband isn’t the best photographer so I’m happy to hear that the Solo by 3DR has the ability to direct it’s own path and our GoPro is fully supported by the drone and you can control it by connecting it wirelessly to your mobile device or you can use the HDMI port.
What I love most about the 3D Robotics Solo™ Drone is that there are multiple different camera settings, not just one. So you can choose what is right for the adventure you are currently on.
Cablecam: Lock Solo onto 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 midflight.
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.
Limited Time 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.
Disclaimer: Offer valid with purchase of the 3DR Solo™ Drone SKU: 5351035