6 drones you can take with you to your next travel destination

Today we’re here to talk about portable drones that are suitable for travels. We have created list of top drones and now you are about to see what’s the finest travel drone available on the market. In the sea of modern day drones, it is pretty difficult to find those that you can easily carry around without having to drag a huge metal case with you. This is because most premium models are these huge, bulky pieces of tech gadgetry that barely fit into your car’s trunk. It’s difficult for manufacturers to cram up all those sensors, chips and whatnot into small size factors, which is why there are only just a couple of miniature drones available on the market. Still, these drones are all pretty decent in terms of specifications, although you will notice one big drawback that is common with all of them. I am, of course, talking about battery life which is drastically lower than that of normal (read full sized) drones. Still, despite that, these miniature drones still excel in other aspects. Today we’ll find out what’s the best drone for travel photography. With that in mind, let’s take a closer look at the 5 best of them!

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6. Zerotech Dobby

zero tech portable travel droneZerotech’s Dobby is the first easy to carry portable travel drone that I decided to feature in this list. It is not exactly the cheapest drone out there, but it’s still relatively affordable, especially when compared to other models from this list. Dobby’s biggest virtue is definitely its super awesome 13mpx high definition camera with its own dedicated 3-axis stabilization system. The camera has some interesting features in store for you. For instance, it is equipped with facial recognition and target tracking which will definitely provide you with solid assistance when trying to snap that perfect selfie. In addition to that, Dobby can also brag with its dual positioning systems, GPS and GLONASS, which allow it maximum precision and stability while in midair. It is easily controlled via smartphone and works with both iOS and Android devices. Unfortunately for windows phone users, the official app has not yet been announced. And lastly, it is important to mention that this is a foldable drone that can easily fit into your purse or even some larger jacket pockets. All things considered, if you are looking for a solid easy-to-carry drone and you do not want to spend a lot of money on it, then Zerotech Dobby is quite the bargain for you!

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5. Wingsland S6

wingsland s6 travel droneWingsland is a rather unknown portable travel drone manufacturer. That’s mostly because they have just started their journey in the drones’ market… and they did so in quite a spectacular fashion with the S6 (not the Galaxy S6 but the Wingsland S6). We are talking about a very small drone here. Even more so once you completely fold up the 4 rotors. It easily fits into any type of backpack, in the smallest of compartments. Another great feature this drone comes with is the phenomenal 4K camera. It can take amazing aerial selfies which will leave your friends (and foes) extremely jealous. Unfortunately, the specifications aren’t exactly best in the world. You see, it can only go up to 10 minutes on a single charge. During that time, its maximum operating range is around 100 meters which makes it a pretty bad explorer (List of Long range drones). Still, if you’re just looking for a compact drone for an occasional selfie or two, there’s no doubt that Wingsland S6 can provide. We’re step closer to #1 best travel drone on our list.

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4. XIRO Xplorer Mini

xiro xplorer mini drone for travelingXIRO Xplorer Mini is a successor to Xplorer which was a massively popular drone back in its prime time. The folks over at XIRO wanted to continue on their recent share of success so they came up with the Xplorer Mini which has quite the potential to make a good name for itself on the market. With its beautiful black and yellow design with sleek finishing touches (red and green) here and there, XPlorer Mini looks like one aggressive miniature drone. The foldable rotors allow it to be extremely compact making it an extremely suitable trip partner. With its 13mpx HD camera it makes for a damn fine selfie drone. In addition to all that, it’s also quite important to inform you about some of its features. Mainly, I’m talking about GPS+GLONASS positioning systems which greatly help its overall stability. Moreover, it Is also finely poised with smart flight modes including Auto return to home, lost connection protection and low voltage failsafe. If you take the time and combine all of the specs and features mentioned above, you’ll realize that Xplorer Mini has a bright future ahead of itself.

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3. Yuneec Breeze

yuneec breeze travel droneBreeze is mainly marketed as a flying camera. This is due to its crystal clear 4K-capable built-in camera. With its 13mpx sensor, it can effectively shoot 4K aerial footage and 30 fps, allowing you to enjoy high res footage. One of its main selling points is definitely the built-in indoor positioning system. What it does is basically provide the drone with information about its location and the surrounding area which results in it being able to position itself properly without colliding into walls or furniture. Unfortunately, as was the case with all other drones on this list so far, the Breeze also suffers from low specifications. Just under 12 minutes of flight time and roughly 50 meters of seamless operating range aren’t too encouraging. But, despite that, I still firmly believe Breeze is a damn fine and one of best travel drone and warmly recommend.

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2. GoPro Karma

GoPro Karma is back! After initial problems with power supply system, GoPro has polished it and now Karma is ready for your fist travel. Before I start with tech details, I should probably mention Karma drone is compatible with HERO 5 camera.

It sports a stylish appearance with a second to none build quality, but that’s just the beginning. You’ll be amazed to know that this is actually a foldable drone and an aggressive competitor to DJI Mavic Pro. With all other foldable drones not being nearly as good as these two, one thing is for sure, they’re up for a proper contest.

The main thing that separates it from DJI Mavic Pro is the versatility. With accessories such as Karma Grip and the build-in shoulder mount on the Karma Case, this little fella can be more than just another aerial platform. It serves the purpose of boy-mounted footage which is what GoPro’s were all about in the early days.
When it comes to specifications, it is inferior to DJI Mavic Pro, but still a mile ahead of all other foldable models on the market. With 20 minutes of flight time and 1km of range, it grasps onto the second position specification-wise.
Everything taken into consideration, it’s pretty clear that GoPro made a good entry to the drone market. Perhaps Karma is not what everyone expected it to be… but one thing is certain – if you want magnificent aerial shots and videos, they don’t come better than this!

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1. DJI Mavic Pro – best travel drone

dji mavic best travel droneDJI Mavic pro is basically the only premium portable travel drone in this category. I’m not saying that all those drones mentioned above are bad, but the summary is quite simple – DJI Mavic Pro beats them by a mile. That is not surprising, especially considering that it costs 3 times as much than all other drones featured on this list. It’s a fact! But still, just look at its specs – 7 kilometers of operating range (all other have less than 0.5km combined) and up to 27 minutes (all other average around 8-10). I don’t even have to mention its breathtaking 4K camera, which makes DJI Mavic Pro ideal drone for travel photography. I’m sure you already realize what kind of a beast this is. It has a plethora of features as well, making it, by far, the superior drone among them all. And the biggest surprise of everything above – it is approximately the same (miniature) size as all of the drone above. So, yeah, this is the best drone for travel. AMAZING!

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There you have it guys! Those were the best 5 drones suitable for travelling. As some of you probably noticed already, all of these drones are miniature and foldable, which is pretty much what makes the suitable for carrying around in the first place. While you won’t have to splash out a bunch of money for such a drone since there are budget-friendly options available, if you want something that can actually take better selfies than your smartphone, you’ll be bound to spend more than a couple hundred bucks. That’s for sure!

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