OnePlus celebrates April Fools' Day with drone you can actually buy

By Scorpus
Apr 1, 2015
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  1. In a bizarre and somewhat confusing marketing move, OnePlus is celebrating April Fools' Day by launching a product you can actually buy through their store: a palm-sized quadrocopter called the DR-1.

    Through an exaggerated product pitch, OnePlus says the DR-1 "embodies the legacy of flight and the bravery to question everything." The drone was apparently "designed just for you", and "expands upon the framework laid out by the aviation pioneers who came before us".

    oneplus fools quadrocopter drone april fools day

    But in actual fact, the DR-1 is smaller than the palm of your hand, at just 70mm across and 28mm deep. It comes with four 30mm rotors and an internal 0.37 Wh battery (100 mAh at 3.7 V), which is large enough for 5-8 minutes of flight time with a 20 minute recharge through USB. It's controlled by a simple dual-stick remote control, and there's orientation LEDs on the drone itself to assist with flight.

    The DR-1 is available in "limited quantities" through the OnePlus store for just $19.99, shipping in 3-15 days. To reiterate, despite this being labeled as an April Fools' Day joke on the OnePlus website, it is a real product and it is actually available to purchase.

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  2. Where is April s fool in this article.
  3. fredderf81

    fredderf81 TS Enthusiast Posts: 51   +40

    ....when did these things go from being TOYS to 'drones'....radioshack has been selling these crappy little flyers for years....hobby stores (if you can find one) have sold them since the 80s.
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  4. Kibaruk

    Kibaruk TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,408   +460

    At least I've never seen such a small 4 rotor copter, and the price is dirt cheap.
  5. 7AM and already sold out. How many of these were initially available? I was actually gonna buy one.
  6. p51d007

    p51d007 TS Evangelist Posts: 852   +352

    Well, judging from the photos, it looks like one of those less than 20.00 dollar (U.S.) ones you can get from, Amazon, Brando and the like.

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