Tech Obscura: Rumors about a new drone from DJI...
Welcome back to another issue of Heyup’s Tech Obscura, where we peruse around the internet looking for cool new tech and share what we find. If we happen across something here that you like, feel free to let us know about it in the Heyup Community. Or better yet, if you happen to know about an awesome tech product that you think the rest of the world needs to know about, shout it out to us. You never know, we might find a way to get it into your hands.
Alrighty then, with all of that out of the way, what have we found this month? Let’s have a look here, first thing up is… Rumors about a new drone from DJI!
DJI Mini 3 Pro
Image of a DJI Mini 2 Courtesy of DJI
As everything still seems to be based on leaks and rumors, take what you read with a grain of salt, but after 18 months DJI is finally coming out with another mini drone it looks like. While we’ll let other people speculate on the prices, we can take a look at some of the exciting specs this new little drone may have that everyone is talking about. It looks like it may come with front-facing collision avoidance cameras. Which is great for those of us not that good at flying a drone yet. It is also rumored to have a redesigned camera gimbal to help improve camera controls and stability. It also appears that the camera may have gotten an improvement? Rumors say that it may have an aperture of f/1.7 and a focal length of 24mm. That’s not all, there’s one more. The battery of the Mini 3 is rumored to be a 2,453mAh battery, which is 10% larger than the battery in the Mini 2. Awesome, more battery is always good, as long as I’m allowed to fly my drone longer between charges, I’m a happy pilot.
Curious to learn more about the rumored DJI Mini 3? Head over to techradar for their detailed article about it. Be careful though because very quickly the article goes from rumors to what ifs and what they wish to see in the next drone, while you may agree a 4K camera in a drone is great, it may not actually happen for a while yet.
Moment Mobile Filmmaker Cage
The Moment Mobile Filmmaker Cage, courtesy of Shopmoment
The iPhone 13 and iPhone 13 Pro have really revolutionized filmmaking. Everyone from influencers to amatures, to even low budget filmmakers are happily impressed with the amazing video capture capabilities of the latest iPhone. Well the people over at Moment have seen what everyone is doing with their iPhone 13s and decided, “hey, let’s make this easier”. Their solution was to capitalize on the MagSafe on the iPhone 13 and to design a whole series of attachments to make filmmaking with the iPhone 13 much, much easier. The foundation of this is the Filmmaker Cage. It’s a simple yet genius design really. The iPhone 13 it latched onto the middle of the cage with the MagSafe and then you can more easily hold your iPhone from the rims of the cage. Like I said though, this is just the foundation item, the people over at Moment have created a whole cornucopia of helpful little attachments so you can take your iPhone 13 filmmaking to the next level! You can take a look and see what we mean by clicking here and going to their website.
The Samsung HW-Q990B Speaker set, courtesy of Samsung
It’s pretty safe to say that all of us love good sound quality, just look at how much everyone loved the Oladance Wireless Earbuds. So it makes sense that we would also love a good sound system for our home when we’re watching a good movie or show. It’s fairly pricey but the Samsung HW-990B is really really good. It should be good though since it is Samsung’s new flagship soundbar model. Inside the soundbar alone is 11 drivers and then it has the wireless subwoofer and two wireless satellite speakers. For a truly surround sound experience, the soundbar includes side-firing and upward-firing drivers and it supports Dolby Atmos. Also, since not all rooms are the same, they have included a cool feature called SpaceFit Sound+. What it does is that the soundbar analyzes the room it is in and then calibrates its audio so that it creates the ideal sound levels to fit your room. Growing up with parents that loved to watch big movies at home with little homemade theater setups, this sounds amazing and I would love to give it a try. If you’re curious about it as well, you can learn more about it directly from Samsung’s website.
Insta360 One X2
Insta360 One X2, courtesy of Insta360
360 video cameras aren’t super new, they have been around for a couple of years now but it is mostly just something you see people playing with on YouTube right? What if I told you that you could get THE BEST 360 video camera for under $500? Well you totally can with the Insta360 One X2. Going right now you can snag one for $429.99 for the standard set up. If you wanted all the bells and whistles it will cost around $640, depending on the deals they have going. If you’re an Apple user you can also buy it through the Apple Store.
Oh, what’s a 360 video camera you may be asking? Well, it’s a specialized camera, in this case a surprisingly small one that fits on a selfie stick, that has front and back facing cameras. These cameras are designed to see everything within a 180 degree arc. This lets you have create a super unique, spherical recording of everything around the camera while you’re recording. Once you are done recording, you can go into the Insta360’s specailzed computer or phone apps to edit your recording to get the perfect video of your recording. The camera also includes really good camera stablization technology too so the videos are nice and smooth. How would you use this though? Well like any other time you would make a recording or take a selfy really, but now with a lot more flexibility. Playing with the kids but they wont stay still? Track them in the post shot editing to have a video of them running circles around you. Riding a bike and want to show off more than just the path in front of you? Stick this Insta360 One X2 on you and you’ll get teh whole bike ride in every angle. Honestly, words can’t really do justice to describe how cool this technology is, the best thing to do is just see it for yourself, so click here to go to their website and see all the cool things you can do with the Insta360 One X2 for yourself!
What Do You Think?
Are these cool finds you think? Are there any cool things that you have found recently? Let us know in our Heyup Forums or Discord. You never know, we might be able to get our hands on it for you or better yet, it might be something we put on our Tryout Program.