It is official: DJI’s newest creation is the Mavic Mini.
Release Date: November 11, 2019
Starting Price: $399, more with ‘packages’
Mini Takes Flight
The Mavic Mini offers some nice perks over its larger siblings like the Mavic Pro. First and foremost, since it only weighs 249 grams, it does not have to undergo drone regulation procedures. The limit to register your drone (in several countries) is 250 grams – the Mini just flies below the minimum requirement. This means the Mavic Mini can fly without any of the necessary paperwork required for larger drones. Anyone can fly one – making it an excellent starter drone. Along with its 30-minute battery life, it can be a great drone to have while learning how to fly.
The smaller frame and lighter build also makes the Mavic Mini very portable. It can fit at the palm of your hand – small and precise. Bringing it along for outings or adventures is a lot less hassle than larger drones. The great cameras can also be a great asset for those wanting to take photos and videos for their trips.
Additional items can also be purchased along with the Mini. These include propeller guards, spare propellers, extra batteries, and a carrying case. These can add safety and longevity to your Mavic Mini. The propeller guards make it safer to fly around the house – especially if it has kids or small animals. It shields people from the fast-spinning propellers, avoiding potential injury in case a drone flies too close. Extra batteries means you do not spend as much time charging.
Perhaps you should consider paying the extra $100 (total $499) for those who want these added utilities. The added price makes up for replaceable parts, safer flying, and a home for your drone. The case makes it easier to bring the Mini anywhere without fear of damage while on the trip.