TLDR: Fly like an ace and shoot images and video like a pro with this 4K HD Drone Quadcopter, now over $35 off its regular price.
Hail another victory for drones. In Nebraska, investigators with the Nebraska State Patrol are launching drones to fly over vehicle accident sites. Authorities say the drones use state of the art mapping technology to create the best possible visual representation of a crash scene and cut investigative and road closure times to less than half of what they were before.
You might not trick it out to be its own little aerial CSI unit, but once you get your hands on the controls of a craft like this 4K HD Drone Quadcopter ($112.95, 24 percent off, from TNW Deals), you’ll have an idea what all the fuss is about.
The aircraft was engineered and built with three features prominently in mind: superior flight abilities, brilliant aerial image capture features, and a strong, sturdy construction that won’t leave you staring at a broken drone 30 seconds into an ill-fated flight.
As for the craft itself, you can feel its quality in its weight. Compact at just under 5 inches long with arms folded, this bird unfurls to nearly a foot across when it’s ready to take flight.
And steady operation in the air is what users can expect, with a 6-axis gyroscope and a 4-channel flight system to handle all the aerial maneuvering with precision. The craft is designed headless to avoid any orientation issues for easy launch, and the 3-level flight speeds make controlling through your drone app effortless. It’s even got a one-button return feature to easily bring the drone home with a single touch when you’re ready to call it a day.
But not before you score some truly epic images, of course. The wide-angle cameras can capture 720p, 1080p, or even 4K quality images and video that you can stream back to your phone or tablet to watch in real time. The altitude hold mode even locks your drone in place in the air so your pictures and video will look absolutely brilliant.
Plus, the craft is powered by a high-capacity 3.7V 1,600mAh intelligent battery capable of delivering up to 20 minutes of flight time on a single charge.
This 4K HD Drone Quadcopter retails for $149, but right now, you can save almost 25 percent off that price and get one for just $112.95.
Prices are subject to change.