Best New Kinds of Drones 2018

The sky does not seem to be the limit for developers of drones. The recent advancements in flight precision and accuracy exhibit the proficient advances the world of drone technology has attained over the past decade.

With the rapid increase in drone users; manufacturers are constantly introducing innovations in new designs to satiate the desires of tech-lovers. Racing drones, in particular, are getting special importance right after long-range drones.

Here is a quick overview of the newest and best drone kinds making their mark in the current year:

DJI Mavic 2 Zoom:

DJI Mavic 2 drones have been introduced as descendants of DJI Mavic Pro and DJI Mavic Zoom. DJI Mavic Zoom 2 features a foldable design identical to the parent Mavic drone.

Although they may look almost the same, they have striking differences which lie in weight difference and size. The new design is considerably heavier to hold and has a larger stature.

Compared to Phantom, the Zoom 2 is quite portable despite its increased weight. The striking features include an 8GB internal storage.

Looking at image quality, Zoom 2 features true optical zoom. Users will get to enjoy the brand new super-resolution mode for capturing detailed stills. It has a reliable fling control and users can get it at a lower price than the Pro 2.

Parrot Bebop 2:

Users who are looking for affordable yet feature-rich drone models can especially benefit from this Parrot Bebop 2. This mid-range drone features a 300 meters range and a weight of only 500 g.

A 14 MP camera captures distortion-free images – all thanks to its new lenses. Stabilization software eliminates the need for gimbals and an intelligently constructed chassis dampens vibrations for capturing distortion-free images. Footage and images obtained as a result are essentially free of any clutter or judder.

Xiro Xplorer V:

This highly unique and elegant Drone looks strikingly beautiful up in the air. Xiro Xplorer V is a creation of a brand that prioritized drone outlook over core performance for the first time.

This does not at all mean that Xiro lacks in proper functioning. Sharp edges, LED lighting and camo color scheme are all the embellishments of this classy Xiro Xplorer.

Users get to enjoy the high-quality images of a 14 MP camera. The fisheye feature is introduced to take distorted images. The brand also offers an optional custom designed backup to fit all the tools and drone components.

Zero Tech Dobby:

Zero Tech has launched yet another innovative drone design. The new Dobby is extremely small in size, lightweight and very portable. Mimicked as a selfie drone, Dobby features a 13MP pixel camera and a range of 100 meters.

With a weight of a mere 199g, Dobby is likely to be battered around under the influence of strong winds. However, on pleasant days, there is nothing stronger than Dobby’s performance sourced from a feature-rich toolkit. Users get to install a highly feature-rich Smartphone app which adds to the drone fun.


Awais Ahmed is a student, blogger and digital marketer who helps small entrepreneurs to improve their online presence. He has a range of interests including technology, apps and small business.