Christmas in July: a guide to this summer’s newest drones for sale

Most of the major players debut their new drones around CES (think  DJI’s Inspire, the Nixie wearable drone and the Hubsan X4 with parachute).

But even with conference season at a lull, a few new drones have hit the market this summer.

Here’s a look at this summer’s new drones:

Typhoon Q500 4K

Typhoon Q500 4K

Typhoon Q500 4K

The new model is an improvement on the Typhoon Q500, boasting a 4K camera and introduces a unique feature know as ‘Steady Grip’ that turns the Typhoon into an “Air and Ground Imaging Solution.”

The drone, made by Yuneec International, has smart features including:

  • 3 Axis Gimbal Camera
  • Geo-fencing
  • Speed Control
  • Follow Me and Watch Me 

Cost: $1,299

Flytrex Sky

Flytrex Sky

Flytrex Sky

Flytrex released what it dubbed “the industry’s first personal delivery drone.”

Ready to fly out of the box, (though you’ll want your own GoPro), this drone is unique for its “loading bay” which allows for small packages to be mounted to the drone.

The drone relies heavily on the Skytrex Pilot app, which supports manual and auto pilot features, auto-takeoff and landing, return to home and more features that makes flying fun and simple.

Cost: $749

Who needs Amazon Delivery when you can have your own delivery drone?

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Parrot

Parrot MiniDrones

Parrot’s lineup of drones is one you can actually afford. Parrot’s new MiniDrone line conquers air, water and land with rover, aquatic and aerial drones.

The Hydrofoil ($179) is perhaps the most unique in Parrot’s new lineup. It does everything the Airborne drone does, but it also comes with a hydrofoil, allowing it to skim across the water. It is the first water-oriented drone in the consumer market, according to Parrot.

Cost: $99-189

Are you purchasing a drone this summer? Which one do you have your eye on?

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