We know Xiaomi mostly due to their high quality yet affordable mobile phones, laptops and so on, but the Chinese giant is much more than that. A few months ago, Xiaomi crowdfunded the Xiaomi iDol RC AI Drone and the level of acceptance was amazing. Looking at its qualities coupled with its price tag makes it a good bet for a drone. This product has now fully hit the market and its currently making waves. Please note that this is a third party Xiaomi product which is designed and produced by FUNSNAP.
What makes the iDol drone really special is the inclusion of AI technology to make the flying experience as smooth and easy as “humanly” possible. The drone is indeed able to follow users automatically, so you don’t even need to use the application to grab some pretty good footage of you or your friends. It comes with a GPS module, optical sensor, a barometer, and a latitude sensor to keep the drone steady in the air, which will become quite handy when you decide to take advantage of the 120-degree adjustable camera to snap photos and record videos.
The built-in camera on the Idol drone will be able to record 1080p FHD videos at 30fps, meanwhile, the live video feed streaming to your phone or tablet will be at 720p resolution.
Xiaomi iDol RC AI drone is made of PVC and it is foldable. The quadcopter is compact as well with its dimensions being 226 x 144 x 48 mm and a weight of just 360 grams, which makes it a great drone to carry pretty much anywhere. The built-in 1800mAh capacity battery will power the drone for about 10 minutes of fun in the sky.
Where To Buy The Xiaomi iDol RC AI Drone
There are a couple of stores that have this product presently. See the links below. Please note that the complete package is
- 1 drone
- 1 transmitter
- 2 batteries
This full package sells from $259.00. However, you have the option of buying the drone and a battery without the transmitter and that will sell for about $179.00.