Quadcopters are coming onto the market in waves now, from the ultra cheap to the very sophisticated premium priced models. Most are copycat products, but some try to offer something different. The thing we thought was interesting about the Cheerson CX-30W product is the fact that you can fly it using your smartphone or the included controller. Win-win.
The quadcopter is not as big as it looks in the photos, it’s actually only around seven inches across, but it comes with a 3 megapixel camera, WiFi control, a 6 axis gyroscope for easier flying and a free app which you can load onto your phone to use as a controller.
You can control the device up to 30 meters, and your photos and/or videos are directly stored in the phone, so no need to download them at the end of the flight. You get around 5 minutes flight time from a 90 minute charge of the 700mAh battery and it comes with built in prop guards to protect against any bumps and scrapes. Priced at $86.