It’s true that sometimes companies send me stuff. I guess I am what PR people call an “influencer”. If the stuff is dumb you never hear about it but occasionally I get something really cool and I’m happy to share it with you all. In this case I got two Star Wars drones from the folks at Propel and they are super cool.
When you open up the box the Star Wars theme immediately starts playing and your drone is presented in a lighted display case. It’s a hell of a presentation and shows just how much care went into every aspect of these drones. Even before you fly your new drone these things just ooze Star Wars. I opened the controler to put in the batteries and I heard yoda tell me to complete my destiny in the force by inserting six double A’s. The controller plays sounds and music from the movies and the overall presentation is just phenomenal.
Thankfully flying the drones is also super fun. They come with lots of built in settings for new pilots that help you learn to take off and fly without crashing all the time. I’m not some drone expert but I can tell you these ships felt incredibly stable and easy to fly. By themselves they are fun but the really cool thing about these drones is that you can battle them. You can pull the trigger on your controller to fire off laser shots that the other drones react to complete with sound effects. Your controller keeps track of your health via a series of lights at the top and when you’re out the drone will land itself.
I was really impressed by these drones. From the moment you open the box there are just so many clever little touches that will make Star Wars fans smile. Thanks to the folks at Propel for sending these over, it’s easy to recommend them.