$999 3DR Solo Smart Drone Ships in June
BY Alan Perlman29 May 2015
We’re getting antsy over here.
In just a few weeks, 3D Robotics’ $999 Solo smart drone ships to the masses.
In case you’ve been hiding under a rock these last few months, the 3DR Solo is likely the most anticipated launch of the summer.
“Solo is a breakthrough in intelligent flight. It’s not just smarter so that it can do more; it’s smarter so that you have to do less. We’ve turned the Hollywood toolkit into software and allowed everyone to experience what it’s like to make epic video, both behind and in front of the camera. Solo will expand our concept of what a drone can be and do, using advanced autonomous technology to make creativity easier. Rather than needing skill to capture a great shot, you can let the software do the work. Even better, you can be in the shot—you can be the subject of your life’s story, not just the director.”
— Chris Anderson, CEO of 3D Robotics
We’ve spoken with 3DR launch partner and authorized dealer Drone Fly and learned a few things about the launch:
- If you can’t shell out $999 at once, you can finance your purchase for as little as $27/mo.
- If you order before July 15th, you’ll get a free extra Solo battery ($149 value).
- The Solo will begin shipping in early June, but the gimbals are backordered and won’t ship until July.
- The gimbal runs an extra $399 but is well worth it if you plan to use the Solo for any kind of aerial photography or videography.