What is the Sharper Image Drone?
The Sharper Image Drone is a high-end line of drones that can help in live video streaming in High Definition (HD) format. Sharper Image Drones are also pocket-friendly compared to other high-end drones like the ones produced by DJI. The Sharper Image Drone line has the uniqueness of having some of the smallest drones in the world. This uniqueness has made the Sharper Image Drone line a household name among drone enthusiasts who are majorly professionals in the videography and cinematography sectors.
The Sharper Image Drone line has also placed itself above the competition by having a transforming drone. This one moves in the air (this is the primary function), but it can also be made to go on the ground at the press of a button. This feature is especially convenient when tracking things that can move in the air as well as on the ground, say for instance while making a documentary about insects. It is also interesting to note that the Sharper Image Drone line has a broad range of users in mind, and some of the drones can be used by children as young as ten years old. It is, however, recommended that children should be under the supervision of an adult at all times when playing with drones.
Here is what to expect from the following Sharper Image Drones:
|Name||Image||Control Range||Flight time||Camera||Price
|Sharper Image Drone dx-1||100ft|
|Sharper Image Drone dx-2|
|Sharper Image Drone dx-3||450ft||10 minutes||Yes||
|Sharper Image Drone dx-4||450ft||10 minutes||Yes||
Sharper Image DX-1
This Sharper Image dx-1 Drone is a masterpiece when it comes to performing stunts in the air like 360 degrees flips. Performing tricks is possible because it has a gyro that has six axes which make sure that drone stays stable during flight. You do not have to worry about learning to fly it, just power it up and turn on auto pilot, and it will do the rest. It also has an auto-landing feature for those that prefer safe landing. It is rechargeable and comes with a USB charging cable. Sharper Image dx-1 a 2.4GHz transmitter that can allow you to remote control it up to 100 feet away. It also has 4 LED lights. It has two different settings for speed, that is, high and low. It also comes with a blade protector, which is put around the blades to make sure they are protected from possible damage when the drone collides with other devices while on a light.
The protector is removable. It is feasible to make the drone align properly in the air during flight by using its auto-orientation feature.
Sharper Image dx-1 drone weighs 0.5 pounds, and its dimensions are 10 x 8 x 2.5 inches. It is a very small drone.
- 6 asix gyro
- Autopilot technology
- 2.4 GHz controller
- Flight time 6-7 minutes
- Control range 100 feet
- Size 10 x8 x 2.5 inches
Sharper Image DX-2
This Sharper Image dx-2 one has most of the features that the DX-1 has. It has auto pilot and auto landing modes that allow you to take off your hands from the remote control and allow the drone freedom to ‘explore.’ It comes with a 2.4GHz transmitter that will allow a distance of up to 150 feet from the person controlling it. It has 4 LED lights for that unique and pleasant appearance in the sky. This Sharper Image dx-2 stunt drone has a six-axis gyro that will enable it to perform out of the world stunts while on a flight by making sure that the drone is very stable while in the air.
DX-2 drone also comes with an auto orientation feature that helps you keep it properly balanced while on a flight. Its remote controller is powered by six double A dry cells. It also has a blade protector that prevents the blades from being destroyed in case the drone hits on something as it flies. This protector is removable. It also comes with extra blades for replacing worn out or lost blades. This one has two different settings for speed that allow for a change in the flying speed of this Sharper Image Drone dx-2 between fast and slow modes. The DX-2 weighs 1.2 pounds, and its dimensions are 12.8 x 12.0 x 3.8 inches. It is also a very small drone, just like DX-1.
It is important to note that the Sharper Image dx-1 and the DX-2 are micro drones and DX-3 and the DX-4 are big drones.
- 6 asix gyro
- Autopilot technology
- 2.4 GHz transmitter
- Flight range 150 feet
- Flight time 5-7 minutes
- Size 12.8 x 12.0 x 3.8 inches
Sharper Image DX-3
This Sharper Image dx-3 Drone is the superior brother of the DX-2 and the DX-1. The reason for this is because it is not just a drone. It has a camera fitted onto it, and the drone can, therefore, be used to take photos and record videos while it is on a flight. Amazing, right? Even better is that it has a more powerful transmitter which comes at 2.4GHz. Coupled with the three-speed control switch (this means that it is possible to change between three-speed modes, that is, slow, fast and very fast), makes it possible for the drone to be controlled while it is farther away up to 450 feet from the controller. Control range of Sharper Image dx-3 is much greater than control range of DX-1 and DX-2. It carries on the culture of the six axis gyro which enables it to conduct amazing stunts in the air, for maximum stability is guaranteed. Sharper Image dx-3 comes with a 4GB microSD card for the purposes of the provision of memory for storing the recorded videos and captured images. It also has a USB charging cable and a lithium polymer battery for increased efficiency.
This drone can be connected to a wireless network and be used to stream video footage to a smartphone or tablet connected to the same wireless network. It also has a multi-directional remote that allows the drone to change direction quickly. By just using the joysticks on the remote, controlling the drone is even much easier, and it is even feasible to make the drone do a flip roll by simply tapping the button at the back of the remote control. The DX-3 weighs 2.6 pounds, and its dimensions are 0.9 x 14.4 x 3.6 inches. It is bigger than the DX-1 and the DX-2. This Sharper Image drone is compatible with Android and iOS operating systems, making it easily compatible with most of the mobile devices for the purpose of video streaming.
- 6 asix gyro
- 4 Bring LED lights
- HD Camera
- Control range 450 ft
- Flight time up to 10 minutes
- Size 0.9 x 14.4 x 3.6 inches
Sharper Image DX-4
This Sharper Image dx-4 drone is the most advanced, in terms of features when compared to the DX-1, DX-2, and the DX-3. Like the DX-3, it has a camera. The camera is more superior at 3MP. The drone has a 3.7V lithium polymer battery that has a capacity of 800Mah. This battery, when fully charged, will power the drone for an average maximum of 10 minutes and the battery will take around 45 minutes to recharge on a standard power supply entirely. It can also capture audio and in the same manner as the video, transmit the audio to a phone or tablet over the same wifi network. The Sharper Image dx-4 comes with a 2.4GHz transmitter that is more powerful than the one in the DX-1 and the DX-2. This transmitter is capable of allowing the control of the drone even from 450 feet away. This drone comes with a multi-directional remote control that makes it possible to navigate the drone through simple mechanisms easily. The remote control has joysticks that allow the change in direction and a button that makes performing flip rolls a very simple task.
The Sharper Image Drone DX-4 comes with an auto take off feature. This one is particularly useful for new users who are not yet familiar with how to fly drones, and it will help them prevent their drones from having a poor lift-off that could result in an accident. It also has an auto hover feature. This one makes sure that the drone is as stable as possible so that it captures stable video footage that would otherwise be shaky hence of poor quality. This Sharper Image Drone dx-4 is readily usable by a majority of mobile phone users as it has support for both iOS and Android operating systems. This feature makes the drone compatible with these devices hence making it possible to stream video and images from the drone to the mobile devices while the drone is on a flight.
- 6 asix gyro
- FPV HD camera
- 360-degree stunt rolls
- 4 LED lights
- Autopilot (auto landing, auto take off, auto hover for stabilization and better videos)
- Control range 450 ft
- Flight time 10 minutes
- Size 21 x 14 x 4 inches
Final thoughts on the Sharper Image drones:
Sharper Image drones are fit for people who have small budgets but want the functionality that a drone offers. They, however, do not compromise on the quality of the product they produce courtesy of the lower price. The microdrones DX-1 and DX-2 are useful for drone enthusiasts who want to have something to do as a hobby. The DX-3 and the DX-4 are more advanced and can be considered as professional tools. Hobbyists are, however, not locked out by this bearing in mind that even these advanced options have a lower price compared to their competitors. Whatever drone you choose you can’t go wrong. Sharper Image Drones guarantees quality and decent performance. If you want longer control range and longer flight time, go with DX-3 or DX-4, but if you wish cheaper solution to just have some fun then get DX-1 or DX-2. Hope this article will help you choose best DX drone.
NOTICE: Package contain a small part, so be careful if You have kids under 3 years. All these models don’t require FAA registration.
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