For years drones were only associated with military assassinations. But now their kinder, smaller brethren have made it to the consumer market. Drones, it seems, are poised to take over the world. They’re a hobbyist's dream. And they’re about to drive a new wave in personal delivery services. The question is: should you buy one?
They Give You The Edge As A Photographer
The drone revolution has been driven by all the technologies that came along with the smartphone. Smaller sensors, better gyros, higher capacity batteries. But, by far the biggest benefit consumer drones got from smartphones were the cameras. Thanks to the smartphone market, cameras are so small that they can now be easily lifted into the air on tiny propellers.
Drones are essentially flying cameras. And this means that they should be of particular interest to photographers wanting to get a leg up on the competition. Drones from companies like Prophotouav, provide stunning, high-quality aerial photos that were once impossible. If you want to impress clients and build your photography business, this is the way to do it.
Drones Are Going To Be Big Business
Being an early adopter of technology always comes with bragging rights. (Just look at those who were ahead of the wave when it came to mobile phones). And there’s no doubt that in the future, drones are going to be everywhere. The fact that they are so useful in logistics makes them particularly attractive. Companies like Amazon are already eyeing up drones for delivery services. And other companies are hoping to do the same.
The consumer drone market is expected to expand a lot over the next two or three years. By 2018, the total market should reach around $1 billion. No, it’s not going to be as big as smartphones. But it could easily give the digital camera industry a run for its money.
Most people remember their first experience with a remote control car or boat. It was a lot of fun. Drones take this to the next level. For starters, they’re a lot faster than practically any other remote control vehicle. But unlike remote control cars in the past, they’re also intelligent. Many drones come with sensors that prevent them from crashing into objects or the ground. That means that even if you fumble the controls, you don’t end up breaking your thousand dollar toy.
Drones also let you explore your environment in new ways. Perhaps you walk through the same park every day on the way to work. Wouldn’t it be great if you could see what your walk to work looks like from the air?
Stream Drone Footage To Your VR Headset
Most high-end drones allow you to stream video directly from the air to your smartphone. That’s kind of cool in itself. But what’s cooler is the fact that you can now do this is VR and simulate flying. It’s all been made possible thanks to Google cardboard. Just insert your phone into the device and experience an immersive bird’s eye view of your surroundings.