Following the downfall of Lily last week, drone pre-order projects are under pressure to deliver. We have reported on our concerns with Staaker in the past, but the company have also discreetly delayed their shipping date from December 2015 until May 2016. Continue reading Staaker Discreetly Delay Shipping And Clarify Customer Fund Protection
Following our prediction for Lily’s downfall three days before they shut their doors, it has emerged that the company has been investigated for months on the charge of misleading consumers through false-advertising. DroningON has been contacted as part of the investigation.
Today, emails were sent to Lily backers, informing them that the project had failed, refunds would be issued and that the founders were disappointed not to have been able to secure additional funds. Continue reading Lily Drone Project Cancelled Following $32m In Customer Orders
[UPDATE 12/01/17 – As we suspected three days ago, Lily just closed its doors, click for our updated article]
Lily were very optimistic with their Facebook update in October 2016, in which they warned pre-order customers to “Keep an eye on their inboxes”, but sadly there has been no communication since. Continue reading Lily Drone Project May Have Already Collapsed And Failed
A year ago, quadcopters with basic autonomy such as altitude hold would cost far beyond $100, but such products are finally beginning to drop in price, the Elfie E50 from Eachine is one such example.
Continue reading Eachine Elfie E50 Review – $40 Drone With Camera And Altitude Hold
The 2016 GoPro Karma drone suffered from a battery-related failure which resulted in the recall of all units, but according to a Press Release issued yesterday, Karma will relaunch this year. Continue reading GoPro Karma Drone Will Relaunch In Early 2017
In late 2015, the drone-giant DJI bought a minority stake in the photography hardware manufacturer, Hasselblad. It is now rumoured that DJI have just fully acquired the company in a move which hints towards improved optics in future DJI drones. Continue reading Hasselblad Acquired By Drone Leader DJI?
Last year saw the attempted rise of the smaller drone, but only the Mavic Pro from DJI succeeded. Wingsland have just relaunched their ‘Wingsland S6’ compact foldable drone and it looks impressive, but how does it perform? HobbyWow just gave us one to test. Continue reading Wingsland S6 (V2.0) Review, Unboxing and Flight Test – Is it a Mavic Mini?