For people wanting to try out drones as a hobby, the first important decision you face is what to pick. Normally, when looking for drones to purchase, you stick with the basics. How long is the battery? Will I be able to carry it easily in my luggage? How heavy is it? Is it fragile? What is the camera quality with this particular drone?
Rarely do you hear people wanting to start in their drone hobby ask, can you control it using your voice?
Introducing the Mantis Q drone:
But yes, that is one of the many high end features of the Mantis Q drone. The Mantis Q offers voice recognition, allowing its users to control it using their voice. This feature, while amazing on its own right, is just the beginning.
The company behind the Mantis Q is the Yuneec, a Chinese-based aircraft company. They advertise the Mantis as the definitive travel drone. This involves portability features like foldable parts, a small controller, as well as lightweight composition (454 grams) overall. This means you can bring your drone to your adventures – all while getting a bunch of features that makes it easy to use.
The Mantis Q also offers a 13 Mega Pixel camera that can easily take 4k videos. It also has facial recognition which can help focusing during flights. The camera is also flexible while in flight, so you can rest easy knowing it can easily capture anything and everything you want. The drone can also reach speeds of up to 70 kilometers per hour in its Sports Mode. Top all that off with 33 minutes of flight time and you have a very reliable recreational drone.
I emphasized the word ‘recreational’ as the features and parts, while great, do not scale well with higher end drones. The camera for example may be great for recording your adventures, but it may look lower end for professional photographers. The drone, while advertised as portable and a ‘travel drone’, still fails in comparison with the actual travel drones at the higher end of the price spectrum. After all that is said and done, the Mantis Q is, for the most part, still considered a starter drone.
The Mantis Q can be yours for the price of $500. Although this may be quite a steep price for what may be a starter drone, the advanced features make up for your investment. If you want a great experience as well as a user-friendly composition, you may want to try this drone out.