A Mini Pocket Selfie Drone!?! Dobby REVIEW

➜ Dobby (Gearbest): http://goo.gl/IbdEXx or (Amazon): http://amzn.to/2cbTdlq (Currently cheaper on Gearbest)

This is the Dobby drone from Zerotech. It’s a mini, pocket, “selfie drone” or quadcopter that is ultra portable and can be carried anywhere to capture your adventures in 4K photos, or 1080p HD videos.

It’s controlled via your smartphone (Android or iPhone), has foldable arms, and some pretty impressive features!

Main Specs:
-Max distance: ~350 ft
-Flight time: ~8 minutes
-Charge time: ~1 hour

Some of its cool features are:
-Ultra portable, easily fits in your pocket – just need your phone to fly
-You can take off from the ground, or “Palm take-off mode”, similar to what that famous “LILY” drone was promoting, just toss up and it’ll take off (how it works: props are in a slow spin, when the sonar sensors on the bottom of the Dobby sense your hand is taken away, it spins up props full speed)
-3 different way to to fly the drone: Motion, Swipe, or Rocker controls (I prefer #3, the onscreen joysticks)
-Camera is surprisingly pretty good for photos! Video isn’t amazing (of course it’s no DJI Phantom), there is no gimbal. However you can manually pivot the camera in 6 directions, and using the built-in EIS (electronic image stabilization) greatly improves the image quality and stability
-Remotely/wireless view your photos and video on Dobby from your phone, download the shots and instantly share on your social medias
-“Short Video” mode: aim the camera at your subject, hold down the record button, and it will record a 10 sec video pulling up and away, and auto return to you
-Voice controls (never tried, I find no use for this), 360 flips (these work great, fun to show off to friends)

Main Wish List Items:
-Camera FOV (field of view) is too narrow, only 75 degrees. I really wish this was much wider to help capture and fill the lens with more of your selfie surroundings
– – Let me know in the comments if you want to know more info on my wide angle lens hack
-A small, portable bluetooth controller/gamepad would be a great additional to this drone, would help for more accurate and precise flying controls, if/when the situation called for it.

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Comments

Chris Hiscocks says:

do a video about the sphere Ollie

Noone cares says:

only 8 mins

Tactical _ Bushcraft says:

very cool review. mite consider this 1 . love your work my friend. till next time.

Mark Kevin Amihan says:

how to order dobby? thanks

Rockmyballsplease says:

One of the better reviews I have seen.

oLUNAo says:

Wait it only last 9 minutes?!

General Duck says:

The dab-e? Oh please no no Ben please no

TROUTO SALMON says:

I subscribed

R Lee says:

I don’t think it does 4k?

Zero21x says:

would rather save for a mavic or karma lol

Daniel Tani says:

You taking the drone of your pocket and throwing it in the air like a wallet was pretty cool. Your reviews are always with good energy and very happy … I love it!

thebrodog guy says:

Rsf electric bike please

FITNESS PRO Z . 820K views 19 hours ago says:

hey ben you are gonna be a great hit keep it up and try to do some giveaways …..thanks

Benjamin Abarca says:

what is the app to translate than he use?

FITNESS PRO Z . 820K views 19 hours ago says:

me too

ComputermanAM13 says:

I love your reviews! You have a new subscriber 🙂

mac reyes says:

can u give me an idea what good drone can i buy with a budget of 200$? hope to get some fast but cheap drone. thank you.

Redd Shon says:

Hey, Ben.. Awesome review.. Watching you from all the in East Africa… You are good

Heis aPilot says:

great video thanks… just curious… how often do you hear people saying that you look like Bradley Cooper?

Gadgets says:

“video is OK” – it is awful! – too much jello effect to be of use. Nice idea though so hopefully will improve on next model.

FireHead says:

Can I use the drone on a iPhone?

023Austin says:

Hi, everybody I thinking about getting a mavic pro.
But it will be my first drone ever.
I Never flu one before. Should I get the dobby first to practice. Or should I just buy the mavic and go for it?

Steven Hoover says:

Has anyone heard or seen anything about these little drones kinda going off on their own? I’ve seen one video where a guys Debby started to fly off and he managed to get it to land. Any reviewer on here has his fly off in the city and never found it again. I’m just wondering what the issue could be and how many of these things have had this issue. Some people might be able to put out the money for one, but to lose it outright or have it get damaged because it acted crazy and hit something, (or worse yet someone), is not acceptable.

Shame, I thought it would be cool, but I’ll have to stick with small size quads that will fit in a backpack.

Courtney Robinson says:

I think going to get the Parrot Bebop 2 with the sky controller. This will be my first drone ever and never flew one before, think it’s a good idea?

Daniel DriftingIRL says:

Guessing for shortish-field pics/vids you arent able to see what the drones recording via your phone? Just have to kinda guess?

Michael Ybarra says:

Good price point for this package. DJI Mavic is slightly larger but packs some serious features compared to this little guy. Still, a good looking kit and seems to fly as advertised. So about $1K us for Mavic of $400 for this.

J Dawg says:

Oceanside!

Are there any copters with a similar feature set that do have a controller? I used to have a P3 Advanced and had great fun with it, but man did it lack in the portability dept.

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