A drone that doesn’t sound like a swarm of angry bees

DJI’s new Mavic Pro Platinum drone is 60% quieter and is packed with an extended battery life of 30 minutes

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DJI Mavic Pro Platinum

Remember the recent NASA study which concluded that the buzzing sound of drones annoys people to no end? Well, DJI certainly took note of that finding while developing the big brother to its foldable, portable drone from last year, the Mavic Pro.

The new edition, DJI Mavic Pro Platinum, has been designed in a way that reduces the sound of the aircraft by up to 4dB – that’s a whole 60% less noise power than the original model. DJI says the drone has been given a brand-new aerodynamic design, as well as a fresh set of propellers.

These innovations have allowed the new Mavic to deliver a remarkable noise control performance, making it an apt drone for travelers, amateur photographers, and outdoor sports aficionados. Appreciatively, the new propellers are compatible with the old Mavic also – in case an existing user isn’t looking to buy a new quadcopter but would love to make their aircraft less noisy.

The icing on the cake is that these props, coupled with increased stability from new drivers, have enabled DJI to give Mavic Pro Platinum an 11% gain in flight time also. This means an additional 3 minutes of battery life which would let the drone stay airborne for 30 minutes – one of the longest flight durations in the consumer drones segment.

Quite fittingly, the drone’s body has been given a new, shiny platinum-colored shell, making it look super sleek. The Mavic Pro Platinum, priced at $1,099, can be pre-ordered now through DJI. It is expected to ship on Sep 25, 2017.

Other announcements: DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian, ‘Sphere’ mode for Spark

DJI has also released a new matte-gray Obsidian color variant of its popular Phantom 4 Pro professional drone. Further, the Spark mini camera drone has been powered with a new ‘sphere’ mode for aerial photography enthusiasts. The feature allows users to easily create panoramic photos with a fisheye lens effect.

Ishveena is a geospatial enthusiast and a veteran of creating and managing compelling digital content for organizations and individuals. When she is not making magic at her desk, you are likely to find her exploring nature, eating her way through life, or binge-watching funny animal videos.