Drone cameras have actually taken off in the last few years. However, when it comes to purchasing one, there’s a lot to contemplate. First off, you’ll have to determine what your primary needs or goals for it. Are you just starting out and looking for a beginners’ model? Or do you just want a cheap model to play around with you when you travel? Do you want to use it to take aerial pictures and video for events?
Any reasons you have, I know its worth to keep and you are reading this because you are curious about a specific camera drone made by the one and only World Tech Toys. Here is a Striker Spy Drone review for you.
Meet Striker Spy Drone
According to many, buying a drone needs a higher amount of money. That is not true. The Striker Spy Drone comes in at under a $100. Disclaimer: don’t expect this to be much more than a toy. It’s ready to fly out of the box with a simple battery charge, but don’t expect to get more than 4 minutes of steady flight time. If you can find them, get extra batteries. It’s your choice.
The Striker Spy Drone is pretty stable, except on windy/stormy days. This little guy is very light, so if it is particularly windy you will need to fly with caution. One strong gust of wind can carry your new toy far away.
It comes with a built-in camera but doesn’t give a live feed, so there is no first-person view or FPV. The camera is perfect for what you pay for the toy. Don’t expect great cinematography, just fun to watch videos of your flight. There is no headless mode on this drone. Instead, World Tech Toys has made the front propellers and guards in a different color which is red, so you always know what direction you are headed.
Like most cheaper drones, the machines on the Striker Spy Drone are brushed. These types of motors are cheaper than brushless which is what provides for the lower price. The downfall is they get hot and overheat. Actually, this is not a deal breaker, just don’t be outraged if one of the motors stops working after a few flights. If you can, find some spare motors on online stores such as Amazon or eBay.
Personally, I think there are plenty of other drones out there for under a hundred bucks that perform better and have superior battery life. But Striker Spy Drone can give you a great experience.
- Not terribly expensive
- Pretty durable
- Ready to fly
- Stable flight
- Built-in camera
- 2GB MicroSD included
- Short flight time
- Brushed motors get hot and burn out
- Difficult to find parts
- No headless mode
What’s in the Box
- World Tech Toys Striker Spy Drone Remote Control Quadcopter with Indoor/Outdoor Camera
- 2 AA batteries
- Spare blades
- Owner’s manual