Holy Stone HS280 Review

In this Holy Stone HS280 review, you will see how affordable but feature-rich it is.

But this is not the first drone for kids from Holy Stone. In the past, we did the Holy Stone HS430 Review, which comes with so many flight functions and features.

A few years ago, drones with camera cost a lot of money. Today, brand names like Holy Stone have cameras on all their drones. This includes their toy drones for kids. Even the HS280 costs less than $100 but has a fairly decent camera.

If you are looking for a perfect gift for kids, or for an adult you would like to introduce to the drone hobby, this is it! Before you buy, look at its features and flight modes.

There has been a complaint from a few users of this drone. They say that it delays to respond to the joystick. Small, cheap drone do not lack such issues, but it is good to be aware of such issues.

Some people also complain that the drone flies away automatically after launching. It does this even when you haven’t punched in a command.

Holy Stone HS 280

Hubsan Zino Mini SE Drone Review

The Hubsan Zino Mini SE drone comes with many impressive features. If you are in a hurry to read, here is a sneak peek into some of them:

  • 5 mile/9KM flight range
  • 4K camera mounted on 3-axis gimbal
  • 2 batteries for 40 minutes of flight time
  • Quick Transfer function for fast footage sharing on social media
  • Fail-safe features
  • Nice carry bag with shoulder strap
  • Still manages to keep weight under 250G

Hubsan is the home of different types of drones. For instance, they have affordable drones for beginners and they have advanced drones that you can use for aerial shooting.

For years, this Chinese drone manufacturer has been making drones for all budgets, needs and uses. Sometime back, we wrote a review of the Hubsan Zino 2 drone, which comes with a long transmission and flight distance. It also comes with a 4K camera, which makes it useful for semi-professional video work.

Back to our drone of the moment, could the Hubsan Zino Mini SE be the answer to the Mavic Mini or the DJI Mini 2?

That’s what we are going to find out in the upcoming sections.

Hubsan ZINO Mini SE

NEHEME NH760 Review

If you are wondering whether 100 bucks can buy you a good drone, it can get you the NEHEME NH760 quadcopter for beginners.

This quadcopter is for adult as well as kid beginners. It is easy to fly, has good features to introduce you to the world of drones. It will give you a good foundation on how drones fly so that you can buy a bigger, better one with higher specs in future.

The NH760 also comes with many flight modes, which make it easy to fly even for kids. It also has a camera, so you will get a good introduction to aerial shooting.

While the drone ticks many boxes, it also has some downsides. For instance, the smartphone holder on the remote controller is not going to hold heavier mobile phones.

Also, this is not a GPS drone, so it lacks the fail-safe features that most other drones in its price range come with.

Apart from those two things and the lack of blade guards, this drone does what is advertised. You will definitely outgrow it soon, but for the time you will have it, you will enjoy using it.

NEHEME NH760

Tucok 193MAX2S Review

There are so many things to consider when buying a drone. If you have a farm and you would like to monitor its different corners remotely, read this Tucok 193MAX2S Review.

The 193MAX2S is a long-range drone, at 4000 meters flight distance rating. The benefit of buying a quadcopter with a long flight range is that you can capture video and photo footage from a safe distance. You can use it to record footage for your outdoor adventure.

Another outstanding feature on this quadcopter is the low noise level. In fact, many users have said that you cannot hear the drone if it is not within a range of 30 yards.

Every drone has a few downsides. With this Tucok 193MAX2S, it has an obstacle avoidance system.

You might not be able to fly it in your backyard because it will keep stopping to avoid crashing into trees, buildings and other obstacles. You will need to find a large open space to fly it.
Tucok 193MAX2S Image

Using a Phone vs Tablet while Flying Drones

On the following post I will try to answer the question what is better for flying drones – Mobile phone or tablet?

For connecting the tablet to the remote controller, you need adapter and longer cable (Longer than the cable that comes with the drone). Both adapter and cable cost is $20.

Tablet-vs-Phone

I’m using the following:

*The DJI Mini 2 remote controller it’s the same remote controller that use also for Mini Pro 3, Mavic 3, Mavic Air 2 and Air 2S.

The Tablet have larger screen while the phone is smaller and provide better portability.

Tablet-Adapter-phone-drone

Using Phone While Flying Drones Pros

  • Portability – The phone is small, and we are anyway going to anywhere with it?
  • Light weight
  • We go everywhere with our cell phone

Using Phone While Flying Drones Cons

  • Small screen – you can see less details

Using Tablet While Flying Drones Pros

  • Large screen – you can see much more details and it’s easier to shoot

Using Tablet While Flying Drones Cons

Flying DJI Mini2 Using Tablet
Flying DJI Mini2 Using Tablet

Summary:

It’s easier to shoot with the tablet. On the larger screen you can see much more details so its defiantly easier and better from using the phone for shooting. I think that best is using them both, in cases that you need portability – use the phone on the other cases use the tablet. I’m using 5 years old iPad as my tablet and it’s working great.

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