Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Summer fun with Vivitar Air Defender X Drone with a wi-fi camera


Don’t let the ground hold you down, the sky is the limit with Vivitar’s DRC-333 Air Defender X Camera Drone. It's 16.1MP camera and HD video recording abilities captures your flight, while ensuring smooth, steady footage. Two integrated LiPo batteries that deliver 24 minutes of flight time per charge, an easy-to-use radio transmitter with multidirectional controls, and the ability to hover, flip and fly upside down allow for all sorts of fun! With a built-in Micro SD slot, a flight range at 200 meters, a 120-minute recharge time and 64 LED's wrapping around the entire unit allow for glow-in-the-dark fun. Also, included is on-board WiFi, a controller with a bracket for holding a smartphone, and a companion smartphone app enabling users to have a real-time, birds’-eye view of whatever the camera is seeing. Explore new heights today!

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My Thoughts

This was a fun drone to play with from Vivitar. It was easier to control then some others that I've tried from other companies. We were able to easily keep it in the backyard while we flew it around and explored all the things it could do. The camera was clear on it the one time we used it. The remote comes with a place to add your phone on so you can watch the drone from up in the air and see the things that it sees from so high up.

There were several settings on the drone as well. Such as 30%, 60%, and 100%. The only thing I figured out with that, it may be for how high the drone could go. I didn't notice much difference when selecting one over the other.

The biggest complaint we had about it was that the fun didn't last long. We usually got about 5 - 10 (if we were lucky) minutes then it had to be charged again. Both batteries were this way. We didn't know if one was just not as good, but both didn't provide a long time to pay.

Aside from the short play time, it was still fun. The video was clear, it was easy to control that neither of my kids had an issue. Even when the drone fell from the sky and landed on the ground, it didn't cause any issues. We just flipped it over and it was off again.

Over all, we really liked it and my kids have enjoyed taking it outside to fly around.