DJI Mavic 2 Review: Two fantastic drones, one tough choice

The wait is over. DJI recently announced the sequel to the immensely popular Mavic Pro, and it looks like the new version has almost everything a Mavic fan could want. The new Mavic 2 comes in two variants, the "Pro" -- which features a Hasselblad...

DJI Mavic Pro 2 and Mavic 2 Zoom: Everything you need to know

If you are a fan of DJI's Mavic Pro, today is a good day. Or a bad day, depending on your perspective. Why? Because, as rumored, the drone behemoth didn't just reveal the Mavic Pro 2, it also introduced a second option in the line: the Mavic 2 Zoom (...

Parrot’s Anafi 4K drone is much more than a flying toy

Drones come in many shapes and sizes. At their most affordable, drones are fun flying toys. And for industrial uses or professional filmmakers, you've got specialist machines that can run well into tens of thousands of dollars. Parrot's new $700 Anaf...

Can drone aesthetics apply to cars or vice-versa?


Drones don’t quite have a ‘visual language’ set yet. Some look like books that open up to become drones (take the Hovercam, for instance), others have four distinct legs, with propellers mounted on them (like the DJI Phantom), and some come with a relatively small, boxy design that folds down and fits into a bag, or even to the underside of your phone… so no, drones don’t have a distinctly streamlined visual language yet, so what about borrowing from another automotive category?

The DJI Mavic Car pretty much reverses that statement, by looking at the design of the Mavic drone and trying to see a four-wheeled vehicle in it. DJI’s products boast of a spectacular performance, but aren’t unified by a brand design language. Take the Mavic’s rather sporty exterior for example… it makes for quite a nice car design, with the spoiler on the drone literally translating into a spoiler for the car. The flight sensors on the drone are also positioned exactly where the car’s headlamps would be, resulting in a car that looks like a natural evolution of the drone’s design. I wonder if any other drone visual designs could be integrated into automobiles…!

Designer: Robert Kovacs