The Syma X8-series of drones (and later, the X8H series) is arguably the most popular non-micro series available to first- and second-time buyers. Which is why, a lot of companies from all over the world keep trying to compete with Syma in trying to grab a share of the market.
The newest on this list is iDrone (no, it isn’t made by Apple), who just launched their new iDrone i8H quadcopter drone. It comes with a few decent features, but what’s most interesting is the design, it definitely looks like one of the best $100 drones out there (with a bit of YiZhan Tarantula in it). It’s on sale for $99.99 shipped.
Let’s take a quick look at what it has on offer:
- 2 mega-pixel camera (5 mega-pixel interpolated)
- Altitude Hold mode
- First Person View (FPV) over WiFi
- 7.4V (2S) 1200mAh battery
- Headless Mode
- One Key Return
Like a proper toy-grade quadcopter drone, the iDrone i8H also performs 360-degree flips. The 1200mAh battery promises a flight time of up to 8 minutes, which is about the standard for quadcopters this size.
The controller comes with a mount on to which you can install your mobile phone. You can thus use your phone as a viewfinder for the quadcopter’s FPV feed. Keep in mind though, since this is WiFi FPV we’re dealing in, there’s a slight lag in the FPV transmission.
The iDrone i8H costs $99.99 shipped worldwide, and is already on sale here.