From The Gift Guide: 3DR Iris+

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From The Gift Guide: 3DR Iris+


gg-prettyWhen you’re ready to step past the toys and into the tools of the drone world, you are likely going to end up landing on Iris by 3D Robotics. This drone boasts a full set of features and fantastic construction. The ability to set way points for autonomous flight is there of course, as well as a few handy other modes. It uses a non-proprietary battery, so you can find your own down the road and comes fully assembled and ready for flight.

One incredible feature that stands out with Iris is that it can follow you during an action. Set the drone to “follow me mode” and take off jogging, biking, whatever. The drone will follow you as you go!

Here’s an example of the kind of stuff you can pull off with one of these.

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