TLDR: Easy to control with a whole gaggle of flight options and a stellar 4K camera, this SG107 Smart Drone is a fabulous drone for first timers and experienced pilots alike.
For those looking to get into drone flying, it’s tough to know where to start. You don’t want to overspend and buy an aircraft that’s too advanced for your developing skills. But you don’t want to cheap out and settle on one that’s not up to the basic tasks.
For both adults and kids, the SG107 Smart Drone from Genius Depot ($49.99, 37 percent off, from TNW Deals) is an inspired introductory model, a craft with plenty of the capabilities and features that drone pilots have not come to expect at a price that isn’t a huge investment for a first-time pilot.
A drone’s abilities in the air are its first and foremost priority — and this aircraft steps up in that department, delivering a smooth, precise flight thanks to its 4-channel, six-axis gyroscope based flight system.
A sturdy, compact, and travel-friendly foldable drone, the SG107 has one key take off and one key landing so this headless drone can get airborne or settle back to earth with one button press. All of that helps ease in drone newbies, who will also appreciate the trajectory flight feature, letting pilots literally draw their flight route on the screen of their smart phone and watch as the SG107 perfectly executes those orders. It’s also got optical flow positioning, which locks the drone into a stable hover for smooth aerial shooting.
Speaking of shooting, this craft sports a wide-angle 4K HD camera, allowing for detailed images and video that can be captured with a gesture and viewed live through your phone’s drone app or stored for later.
Indoors or outside, flyers get about 7 minutes of flight time on a single charge, which is why it may be smart to upgrade to the version of this package on sale with a pair of batteries ($59.99), so pilots and easily shift back and forth so a battery can always be recharging to keep you in the air. Plus, the entire craft and all the accessories come in a simple, attractive carrying bag so you’re always ready for the next adventure.
Right now, the SG107 Smart Drone is available now for $49.99 for the single battery edition, or $59.99 for the dual battery pack. And if you spend over $50 on your order, you’ll automatically get a $10 store credit added to your account within 14 days of your purchase, so long as your total exceeds $50 after any returns.
Prices are subject to change