Everyone remembers the DJI Mavic Pro. At the time of its launch, there simply wasn’t a drone like it in the market. I mean, yeah there was technically the GoPro Karma, but I’d argue that even that drone is nowhere near as polished as the Mavic Pro.
Not only did the Mavic fold smaller, it also flew better and had all of DJI’s excellent intelligent flight systems and computer vision — it was much better as a standalone product. Meanwhile, the Karma was designed to fit into GoPro’s ecosystem — and I have to say they did a good job there — leveraging the company’s existing action cameras while also adding a touch of modularity with the Karma Grip. At least they were doing a good job, until Karmas started falling out of the sky.
So, I’d argue that the Mavic Pro was definitely in a class of its own. And when you’ve got such a game-changing device, the question becomes: How do you follow it up? Well, DJI thinks the way forward to is to have two versions of the Mavic 2.
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When I hear the words “DJI” and “drone”, I often picture a fairly competent flying contraption that can be used to record epic aerial cinematography — because that’s the kind of reputation DJI has built for themselves. Even their tiny entry-level drone, the DJI Spark, has a 2-axis mechanical gimbal and a myriad of intelligent flight features.
The latest DJI-powered drone I got to try out, however, is a little different. It is called the Tello and as far as I can tell right now, it’s a lot more toy than it is film-making tool.
The DJI Mavic Air is now officially available in Malaysia and it retails for RM3,499 for the standalone kit and RM4,299 for the Fly More Combo. If you’re looking for a cheaper deal, you can now get the Fly More combo for less than RM3,800, which is more than RM500 off its recommended price tag.
UPDATE: The total savings is RM700 as the original RRP is RM4,299.
The DJI Mavic Air is the most advanced compact drone yet and it’s coming to Malaysia as early as next month. A couple of retailers have started accepting pre-orders for the new drone and now there’s an interesting offer on Shopee. Not only you can get it with a significant discount, it’s also an official DJI Malaysia unit via authorised distributor ECS ASTAR Sdn Bhd.
For those who haven’t flown a drone before, the Tello is a compact drone that smaller than a Spark and it costs about 1/4 of the price. It’s made by a startup called Ryze Tech and it’s powered by both Intel and DJI. On top of that, the Tello is also programmable, making it an educational tool to get kids started with coding.
With a price tag of less than RM500, it’s rather affordable and it’s now available for pre-order in Malaysia.
The DJI Mavic Air is probably the best compact drone right now as it packs the best features from both the Mavic Pro and the Spark into a sleek and compact form factor. It was announced recently and if you’re interested, you can pre-order one right now in Malaysia.
If there was any doubt that DJI are the king of consumer drones right now, let that be washed away with their latest flyer, the DJI Mavic Air. They wow-ed the world with the Mavic Pro‘s folding and great video capabilities. They shocked everyone with the ease and portability of the Spark. Now, the company is taking pretty much the best of both worlds and combining them into a killer new drone.
DJI is announcing a new drone tonight but it has been leaked extensively ahead of its big event. Similar to Apple’s MacBook naming convention, the new drone is called the Mavic Air and it’s supposedly lighter and smaller than the current Mavic Pro.
It looks like DJI‘s Osmo Mobile 2 will be officially coming to Malaysia pretty soon. This follow-up to the awesome original Osmo Mobile had one big trick up its sleeve that many of us didn’t see coming: It launched at half the price of what the original retailed at.
Today, we found out that it will be coming to Malaysia and the device will also cost less than half of the original’s RM1,376 price tag.
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After introducing the Mavic Pro and Spark, DJI is expected to announce a brand new drone next week. With the theme “Adventure Unfolds”, this could indicate that the new drone would come with foldable arms just like the current Mavic Pro.