My experience with drones has not been a good one. Firstly, let me say I have a short little attention span and tend to grow bored and annoyed with anything I cannot instantly use straight from the box. Also, I tend to worry when I see expensive and delicate devices banging into walls, falling from a great height, or flying off randomly into the distance.
This low price, robust build quality, coherent instructions, and prop guards reassures me on almost all the above points. This little drone is easy to use, can withstand knocks and if it does pack in then at least it has not cost much.
In the attractive mid-market product box was the mini-drone itself, control unit, User Guide, rechargeable battery, USB battery charger, four spare propeller blades. Build quality is good for the price. The drone seems as tough and robust as you can expect for the size and price and capable of taking a few knocks. The controller feels lightweight and cheaply made but works perfectly well with nothing feeling like it might pack in soon. The User Guide is one of the best I have seen for any drone. It is large, well illustrated in colour, written in good understandable English, although it is cheaply printed. I enclose a scan of it in my unboxing guide.
A little drone like this can only be used either indoors or on absolutely wind-free weather outdoors. The controls are the same as on most others I have used and are easy enough to get the hang of. Due to the added weight of the prop guards, you will only get about four minutes of flight time but that will be OK for training purposes as I would expect most users to move on to more expensive models when they get the taste for drone flying. The rechargeable battery is a standard one, I think, and replacements can be found online.
This would be a great first drone to see if you like using them or as a gift for a child. The lightweight and prop guards make it more child-friendly than larger and more expensive rivals. For the price, this is a great fun buy.
Robust build quality
Easy to use
Excellent User Guide
Short flight time
No controller batteries included
Controller looks and feels cheap