Review: The best DJI drones for teens

Every parent would love to get their teen out of the house and away from their devices. Unfortunately, getting them completely away from technology might not be possible. Drones are a perfect way for them to play around with technological devices, and be outside at the same time. Plus, flying drones has become an actual career in our day and times. So your child might discover their new passion.

DJI Tello

DJI Tello. Image: iStore

Learning to fly a drone is fun and easy with DJI Tello! This is an intuitive starter drone that lets you shoot quick footage on the 720p camera, perform stunts and tricks, and learn more about drones and coding with the MIT-developed software development kit. DJI Tello is lightweight, and uses DJI’s flight stabilisation technology to ensure smoother video footage. Fly via WiFi using the Tello app on your smartphone, or through the Bluetooth remote controller.
Price: R1 999

DJI Tello Boost

DJI Tello Boost. Image:iStore

DJI Tello is an inspired and affordable starter drone that helps you learn how to fly drones with a basic coding system. Perform stunts and capture stabilised video footage on the 720p camera with intuitive controls, anywhere. This combo includes 2 extra batteries and a battery charging hub for added convenience. DJI Tello is built by Ryze and features DJI’s digital flight stabilisation technology. Fly through the Tello app on your smartphone, or via Bluetooth remote control, and easily perform flips and spins. Also includes the MIT-developed Scratch coding system to learn more about drones and the basics of programming. Find a new perspective from the skies when you fly the DJI Tello Boost.
Price: R3 199

DJI GameSir Controller

DJI GameSir Controller. Image: iStore

This controller can instantly transform your smartphone into a drone controller, designed to provide a lightweight feel, smooth experience, and convenient operation.

With two high-precision 3D joysticks, the controller can orient your aircraft to any location, making more difficult maneuvers possible.

*Gamesir T1d controller can only be used with Tello. This is a customized controller for UAV flight, not for game operation.

Price: R599

DJI Mavic Mini

Mavic mini. Image: iStore

The compact yet powerful Mavic Mini is the perfect creative companion, capturing your moments in a way that effortlessly elevates the ordinary. Together with the easy-to-use DJI Fly app, you’ll enjoy a simplified flying experience and a perspective unlike any other.
Weighing under 250 grams, Mavic Mini is almost as light as the average smartphone. This makes it exceptionally portable and places it in the lowest and safest weight class of drones.
Price:  R8 899
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