For those who get intimidated by the complex controls and flying instructions that come with drones, you should check this one out.
The Air Hogs Supernova has an odd design – far away from the usual simple and sleek design for drones. This one comes with a spherical case that covers the rotors and the body itself. Why the design, you ask? Well, it mostly advertises as a motion-controlled drone rather than one with a remote. This means hand gestures control its movement, rather than the usual controllers.
Air Hogs Supernova Review
This aspect may prove to be the hook that snag newer users into trying out drones. It is, by all essences, a simple drone. It has simple, easy-to-learn motion controls via hand gestures, simple charging via cable (basically like any mobile phone), and the spherical case offers protection. Protection, both for the drone itself and the people around it. No accidental rotor hits, no endangering children or pets. The case prevents contact of the rotors to the outside world, making this drone as friendly as they come. It is just a perfect introduction to the drone world for children, or those new to the technology.
The Air Hogs Supernova’s exterior is made up of a combination of plastic and steel. This creates a light, but durable construction. It is durable enough to endure a few crashes in case the drone gets into trouble while flying. The small, light, and durable exterior makes it perfect for traveling. Although it does not fold like most drones, this one can still take up little space because of the shape.
All this at the cost of $40, and it goes even lower during sales. If you are looking for a simple drone that can be the start of your collection, look no further.
Plus and Minus
(+) No controller, easy to learn hand motion controls
(+) Lightweight, easy to carry
(+) Spherical shape protects you from spinning rotors
(+) Durable, cheap for a starter drone
(+) Kid/new user friendly
(-) No camera
(-) Hand controls are not as accurate as a remote controller’s
(-) An hour of charge time for 7 minutes of flight