The tech world is currently abuzz about a popular new gadget that is making its way into the hands of action sports junkies, high-profile filmmakers, and gadget enthusiasts alike. While the tech world is all abuzz, this specific gadget makes a buzz all on its own. That’s right, drones are the must-have tech gadget of 2016.
What began its life as a military invention for a variety of purposes surrounding aerial reconnaissance has now become a staple gadget in the hands of self-respecting techies everywhere, and the variety of recreational and professional uses for this technology range from incredible and novel to surprising and useful.
From Film-Making To Aerial Photography
Photographers and filmmakers are using drones with on-board cameras to help them nail spectacular shots that would otherwise be available only to those with specialized equipment such as helicopters or mechanical lifts. Now, these artists need only grab hold of drones (which range in price from ridiculously affordable to absurdly expensive, depending on make and model) and their imaginative ideas can come to life with the flick of a switch. But they’re not just used for artsy shots and film-making. The photographically inclined have begun using these incredible gizmos to record fantastic footage at weddings, sporting events, hikes, climbs, and other adventures.
Extreme Sports – Extreme Shots
Extreme sports junkies have also taken to filming their wild antics with these versatile gadgets, and the footage which has been compiled by even the most amateur teams has been stunning to say the least. A two-person duo can now record what previously took a well-trained crew of several, armed with nothing but high-quality phone cameras and relatively inexpensive drones. In surfing, skating, snowboarding, and nearly every other sport you can imagine, some of the hottest footage on the web (and found in advertising) has been taken with drones, GoPro cameras, and cell phones, and as this tech gets better the possibilities are only improving.
Not Just For Pros
General gadget enthusiasts are raving about the fun they’re having with these devices, and from the practical applications they offer. RC Hobbyists have taken to racing them, as well as using them for pranks, stunts, and general fun, and they have the internet videos to prove it. Some gadget lovers have even begun using them for utilitarian purposes such as retrieving stuck objects from high places (be advised, your proverbial mileage may vary).
The Must-Have Tech Gadget of 2016
The wave of the future does not come unopposed, however. Recent FAA decisions and court rulings have begun regulating the use of drones. Don’t let that stop you from getting that awesome aerial shot you’ve been dreaming about, though, as the FAA guidelines are easy to check and follow. One thing is for sure: these are the must have tech gadgets of 2016 and beyond.