The drone industry has been growing ever since the invention of the first drone. Drones have evolved from just target practice decoys to fully autonomous tactical jets which carry out military strikes.

However, the everyday consumer also has hugely benefited from this advancement of drone technology. The Aerix VIDIUS is the world’s smallest FPV drone which packs incredible performance just inside of a 1.5-inch square. This tiny drone has been making waves around the world for its amazing camera qualities as well. When the size of a drone shrinks it becomes challenging to keep the standard features a constant but this drone has defied all expectations and can shoot videos up to a 720p HD quality.

Aerix can easily be controlled via a smartphone application and live stream images and videos directly on to the device. It has 3-speed modes and 6 axis gyro stabilization which keep the drone steady and centered which means the images produced are rock steady. Some of the most interesting features include the VR mode which allows a person to experience virtual reality through Aerix’s camera, a pre-programmed trick mode which enables it to perform some cool flips and rolls, bright LED lights which facilitate visibility during low light and also a Return to Home feature which when activated enables the drone to return to its owner. It has its own application known as VIDIUS drone app which also has a draw to fly feature in which a route of the drone’s flight can be drawn and it will adhere to it. The perks are always accompanied by the cons and this drone is no exception. Aerix VIDIUS contains almost all features seen in a larger drone but it has a low battery life of about 7 minutes on a 20-minute charge. Considering its size and functionality, 7 minutes of vigorous activity is truly a boon.

Aerix drones

Price: $155

Pros:

  • 2.4 GHz controller/smartphone
  • 720p recording capability
  • 6 axis gyro stabilization
  • 3-speed modes
  • VR mode
  • Tricks Mode
  • Bright LED lights
  • Return to home feature
  • Lightweight and very small

Cons:

  • Low battery life (5-7 mins)

Have a look at the drone in motion: