Jun 182015
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**The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free**

Father’s Day is this Sunday!  I feel like it really snuck up on me this year.  We’ve had so many events in our family lately that Father’s Day almost slipped past me.  Luckily I remember about it (thanks to writing this post), but I find myself in a pickle.  I only have a few days left to get my husband, Chris, an awesome gift from the boys.

Chris is really a simple guy.  It doesn’t take much to make him happy, but he’s the most amazing husband to me and step-father to my boys that I really do want to get him something awesome for his special day.

Solo, the Smart Drone, fits the bill perfectly.


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Best Buy is the destination for drones, including the new Solo™ by 3DR.  Now is the time to explore for Father’s Day.

Solo, the Smart Drone, arrived in over 400 Best Buy stores on June 8, just in time for Father’s Day. It’s the first-ever drone powered by two integrated Linux computers, making capturing the perfect shot easy for anyone. The Solo retails for $999.

Solo can define its own flight, freeing users to focus on getting the shot. This intelligent drone is also the first to support full control of GoPro® cameras and deliver live HD video either wirelessly to your mobile device or through the controller’s HDMI port for live broadcasts.

Get a FREE Solo Smart Battery (Reg. Price: $149.99) when you purchase the 3DR Solo Drone (Sku: 5354101). Valid 6/7-7/11 at Best Buy. Disclaimer: Offer valid with purchase of the 3DR Solo Drone SKU: 5351035

Do you think the dad in your life would like a Solo?

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  1. Oh Lord, I cant show this to my Fiance’, he’d blow his whole paycheck on it LOL!

  2. This is pretty cool and I love BestBuy myself for all my electronics shopping needs, too 😉

  3. That is seriously a cool, futuristic contraption. I think dads would totally geek out about that!

  4. I have always been fascinated with drones! What a great buy and I might check this out for a great Father’s Day present!

  5. These things fascinate and scare me all at the same time lol! We are in a pretty strict village, though, and aren’t allowed to fly them around 🙁 A very happy early Father’s Day to your husband!

  6. My husband could get addicted. I might have to buy it.

  7. I think drones are the coolest thing ever. I can see some great shots for the blog using one of these.

  8. Our whole family would love this! My boys both have GoPros so this would be a great addition to the family.

  9. This drone looks like a ton of fun! My husband has been begging for one for a long time and I was thinking about splurging for Fathers Day. Thanks for sharing!

  10. I have seen this drone a lot lately. It seems to be a great new gadget! I bet my husband would like one of these!

  11. I think drones are just the coolest. There was one flying ultra-low with the Escape From Alcatraz triathlon the other weekend, when the swimmers were in the water. Like, imagine the footage they got from down that angle. Unreal. I’m lovin’ all this new technology lol!

  12. That is sooo cool. What a neat gift for the aeronomics or RC enthusiast!

  13. I know so many people who would love one of these! I think they look fun to play around with for sure.

  14. My dad has one and he loves it! He wants another, and this looks like a good one for him to get next!

  15. I would love to own one of these and it’s on my Christmas list since I’m not a dude lol.

  16. We would sure love one of these, but they are SO EXPENSIVE!! Hoping when we can afford one that it will be worth it!

  17. Photographers are going to have a lot of fun with this bad boy! Think of the possibilities!

  18. I think my husband and sons would love to have a Drone but we aren’t quite ready to make that plunge yet. I would love to see one in action though!

  19. OMG my boys would kill for this. They have been bugging me for one 🙂

  20. This is one of the best gift ideas ever for dad! I know the dad in my life would go crazy over getting a “toy” like this!

  21. This is a really neat toy. But I’m not even going to mention this to my husband! No drones in our house please!

  22. My brother would go crazy for this, as would my FIL ! He would love this to have around the house!

  23. That is so cool. My son is the photographer in the family. He would have loads of fun with this little guy.

  24. This is a great gift. Perfect for the high tech dad!

  25. We had a microburst hit our area bad last eat and someone sent one of these overhead to check it out and it was so cool!

  26. The Mr is such a big kid he would adore this I’m sure of it! x

  27. What an awesome gadget! I would love to get this for my husband so I can play with it! LOL

  28. This sounds like a fun gadget, but I’m not too sure how useful it would be for my husband. We are sticking to booze and tools instead!

  29. I saw some drone videos on youtube, and I’ve always wanted to try one out. It seems like a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing. 😉

  30. I’m going to be getting one of these for my son very soon. His birthday is next month.

  31. This thing looks so cool. I know someone who has one and I want to play!

  32. This is pretty awesome! I think my husband would love this!

  33. These drones would make such amazing gifts! I am just not sure it is in my price range, really love Best Buy as well.

  34. This is so far beyond cool. I would love to have one of these – I might even let my husband use it from time to time. Maybe.

  35. Oh my that’s cool! I could see my husband getting more into that than my dad. My dad does love taking photos, just not videos. Travis use to attach his GoPro camera to a Team GeoTrax train, and filmed the whole thing. It was pretty cool!

  36. I am sure my husband would love one to take picture of trains. I am hoping they will go down in price soon.

  37. This looks so cool. What will they think of next? I could see my family using this.

  38. I want this, it would be great to have one! Need to wait till the price go down alittle and save for it.

  39. Oh my! This is a man’s grown up toy for sure! l have to show this to my husband for sure!

  40. That drone is so cool. I just learned about these Drones recently and I think my husband would LOVE one of these!

  41. Omg This drone looks like it would be pretty sweet to play with lol. I think this is a toy hubby needs! Just too cool 🙂

  42. I think hubby would love one! But there’s a lot of restrictions when flying one here in SG I think due to privacy reasons and height of our buildings. I know what you mean that Father’s Day has snuck up on us.. I haven’t prepared my gift yet!

    Ai @ Sakura Haruka

  43. That is a seriously cool present. I know my husband would have such a blast with one.

  44. These look SO cool!! I know my husband, and my boys would love that so much.

  45. That can fly itself? And take the pictures you want? This I gotta see—off to Best Buy I go!!

  46. Now THIS is awesome–my hubby would love it! 😀

  47. What an awesome gift for the high tech Dad … though I think it would be hard to keep it away from my son. 😉

    • Definitely seems to me to be a Big Boy toy although I might be tempted to try it out myself–of I could get it out of their hands.

  48. My husband would go bananas with this, what a great idea for a father’s day gift. This looks like it’s really good quality.

  49. This drone is the perfect gift to give to tech savvy dads on Father’s Day. It is so high-tech that I might want to tinker with it myself.

  50. So I’ve been wanting these but couldn’t really think of a good use. Today it occured to me – our dog is an escape artist and a runner, he gets out of leash or harness at least 4 times a week. A drone would be great for chasing him down!

  51. I’ve still yet to get my hands on a drone, though I really want to! I think I’d probably enjoy it more than my husband. 🙂

  52. What a neat plaything! I’d love to try a drone just to see what I could do with it.

  53. Seriously this Sunday? Crap! Can you tell it REALLY snuck up on me. What a cool gift idea. My husband and kids would have a blast with this.

  54. That’s one pretty expensive gift. Not sure I would spend that much on Fathers Day.

  55. I think it would be pretty fun to fly a drone around and get some good camera shots.

  56. You know how some husbands buy the gifts they want for their spouses… that’s how I feel about this drone. Ha! It would be a cool to have one

  57. My husband and son would love one of these!

  58. There is no way I could show this to my husband LOL! He would constantly be asking me to grab it for him.

  59. I’ve seen videos about this and oh my I am so amazed! I badly want one!

  60. I think my husband would love that drone, but he’d really have to sweet-talk me into spending $1000 for father’s day!!

  61. I’d love to have a drone for myself! I think they look like cool grown up toys!

  62. Father’s Day snuck up on my too! What a great gift idea. I love shopping at Best Buy for my husband.

  63. Cool! We have a drone but I haven’t played with it very much. I’m going to have to see what I can do with it.

  64. Thsi looks so cool I wish I coudl get one great for filming videos.

  65. Oh wow this is awesome! I wish I could see it in real life, it looks pretty cool!

  66. Ahh! I want one so bad. It is definitely a great Father’s Day gift! I’ve been dying for one to attached my GoPro to. Thanks for sharing! Best Buy is awesome!

  67. I think this would be so much fun for family vacations! My husband would flip if we got one for him for Father’s day!

  68. This would be an amazing Father’s Day gift. Best Buy has the best stuff!

  69. My husband would love this for Father’s Day! Now, I just can’t let him see this post! Lol

  70. This would be perfect to record parts of our trips when we travel. I didn’t know that Best Buy carries these.

  71. That’s super cool. If I can afford it, I would buy it for myself. 😉

  72. Drones are too cool! My family will enjoy this toy a lot. We love taking road trips and we can take lots and lots of beautiful photos with this.

  73. My husband surely want this. Very creative but sadly i cant buy this for him it is not on the budget 🙁

  74. What a cool product! Have you seen that Modern Family episode where the boys use the Drone camera and it goes all wrong? So funny. This product is seriously cool!

  75. Drones are all the rage! I’ve seen so many at local parks, and I see my husband eyeballing them…

  76. Oh my goodness! My husband wants one of these in the worst way. I may be making a stop at Best Buy.

  77. My husband would love this. He is such a tech freak. I can picture him having hours of fun.

  78. My hubs was just saying he wanted a drone. I told him to keep wishing! It does look cool though!

  79. How cool! This would be an awesomr fathers day gift!

  80. My husband would actually like this! He just bought a drone a few months ago, but it’s not as sturdy as it could be.

  81. This looks pretty cool, my husband would love it! Pretty expensive for a Father’s Day gift though!

  82. My daughter is in the robotics club at her school and teaches kids how to code and operate robots and drones! This would be a great gift for her!

  83. I would love to play with a drone. They look so cool. My husband would enjoy it too.

  84. I don’t know about my husband – but my son is obsessed by drones. He’d love one of these.

  85. This looks so neat. I want to get it for my husband so I can play with it. I need to go to Best Buy and check it out.

  86. My kids would do some damage with this toy, they would get some great shots that they need though for a little mini series on youtube they are creating.

  87. This is so cool! I would love a drone!

  88. This is so awesome! I bet my Husband would love this for Father’s Day!

  89. My husband surely like this i want to buy this for him but i do not have extra budget

  90. Technology is still knocking my socks off every day when I see new inventions like this! This would be a lot of fun for pretty much everyone.

  91. I’m amazed at how a piece of equipment that we were arguing about the government using is now something we can buy in our local Best Buy. That’s pretty cool how quickly technology changes.

  92. This is one of them dream toys that my husband wishes he had! I would love for him to get one some day too!

  93. Looking at this at first site was impressive, but reading what it does….#priceless!

  94. My husband is itching to get his hands on one of these. He’ll flip if he gets this.

  95. Oh wow…. That would be so fun! My husband would sure be excited to get that as a gift!

  96. That is such a cool robot! The husband is an engineer and he has really wanted to get one of these!

  97. I recently just purchased a starter drone to see how it works before investing a ton of money. I will definitely have to check out Best Buy to see the selection that they have available.

  98. This looks like it would be a lot of fun to play with. Maybe a little too much fun! Glad to know I can just head to Best Buy if I decide to check them out!

  99. I want it badly! My husband would do some fun with it too.

  100. The drone looks like a great gift for a dad, and would be a fun activity of the boys. It also reminds me of the remote control helicopters they are also flying when you walk around the mall… and are trying to dodge from being hit. ;-P

  101. That is such a wonderful Father’s Day gift idea. I think I’d get into this more than my husband, though! 🙂

  102. I LOVE THIS! And so would my Dad and husband!

  103. I’m kind of glad my husband is technologically inept, saves me from having to buy him cool stuff like this LOL. Seriously it is super cool, my son would love it.

  104. Not sure if my husband would want one, but it looks kind of cool. Never knew there was such a thing

  105. How cool of a gift is this? I tell you, I don’t know who would be more excited about it; me or hubby. It is just awesome

  106. Now that’s a remote control toy my father-in-law would go crazy for. Such a fun “toy” for grown men!

  107. Both Dads in my life would love a drone! Love that it can deliver wireless HD video! Cool!

  108. Forget the hubby… can I have one?
    This would be so much fun to zip up and down the green belt with!

  109. This Solo Drone looks really cool! I could see my husband and daughter having a lot of fun with it.

  110. It’s going to be interesting to see what kind of regulations they slam on these drones. But until then looks like a fun device.

  111. This is so cool. I could see my husband and son having fun with this.

  112. Is it me or has anyone else seen a drone in their neighborhood? They look fun if used properly. Fun gift, too.

  113. I may be dating myself here but I think we entering the “jetson’s world” haha. I love it and that would be so fun to try to fly.

  114. Drones are so awesome! I hope to operate one myself sometime soon and my husband would jump at the opportunity.

  115. Drones look like such a great thing to have. I can only imagine all the things we’d see.

  116. My hubby would have a fit for this. He wants one.

  117. Drones freak me out, especially since they can be used to spy on other people

  118. I honestly think those drone things are kinda creepy. I mean, whose to say someone can’t use one to spy in your windows? But, I know guys like them, so they do make nice Father’s Day gifts.

  119. I love the idea of catching great pictures with this thing (although drones do freak me out in general). I think my husband would have a lot of fun playing around with it.

  120. Yeah, my husband would definitely geek out over a Solo!

  121. This drone looks great! I think someone else posted one like it for Father’s day too! MY husband would LOVE it.

  122. My Husband would love this! He loves all things mechanical, including robots. He has a nice collection, but nothing this extensive.

  123. I have always wanted a drone. I think it’s cool that you can record live from it as well.

  124. My husband has been itching for one of these. At first I wasn’t really to into it but now I can see the great potential and I want one too!

  125. This might be a big boy toy, but I can definitely see all the little boys gathered around begging for a turn! This is so cool!

  126. I think my husband and son would have a lot of fun flying that around! I would love to use it to take pictures with!

  127. Crazy to think we can own a drone now! But also kinda cool 😛

  128. WOW – I think Dad would like the Solo Drone but this mama wants it too! Oh, and with the camera. 🙂

  129. I’ve heard so much about these, I almost feel like this is confirmation. Lol. My husband would LOVE to have this for Father’s Day!

  130. These are so popular. I bet they are extremely hard to fly.

  131. My husband would love one of those! Flying toys are so expensive though!

  132. This drone would be so much fun! I think it would help my son with his soccer training, great way to get another visual on his skill.s

  133. Smart Drone is something which my husband would love so much & I am going to give a try at Best Buy to get the best Father’s Day gift for him. I love that it supports GoPro cameras & deliver HD videos as well.

  134. There’s no doubt that Solo Drone would be a big hit with the dads in my life. It’s an extra bargain with Best Buy tossing in a free battery. Imagine the great pictures from above with a GoPro camera and the Solo.

  135. My dad is alwAys an early technology adopter. I think he would go crazy for this drone!

  136. I think these are so cool. Would make a great gift!!

  137. This thing is so cool. I want to get one for our family so we can all play with it.

  138. I saw this recently online and immediately clicked over to Best Buy to check it out. My hubby would LOVE this. Then the price tag…nearly fell out of my chair. I’m sure this is super fun but I will have to save up for this as a possible Father’s Day gift next year.

  139. This is so cool! I would love to have a drone!

  140. My dad would really like this. He is all about trying out the new technology.

  141. These are so cool! My son was just given one for a birthday and we saw something similar in Tomorrowland. Can’t wait to use it. A very fun Father’s Day gift idea!

  142. This is so freaking cool, I’ve gotta have it. I’m sure people would get annoyed with me pretty quick but I’d have so much fun.

  143. My husband would love this! He loves his helicopters but has been after something just like this for awhile! I didn’t even think of checking best buy!

  144. This looks like a cool product. my husband would love this.,

  145. Ha, that is a cool dad too. It’s actually a pretty cool mom toy too. 😉

  146. My husband has been a big fan of radio-controlled airplanes for years. He hasn’t made the leap to drones yet, but he is all picky about them and calls them “quad-copters.” Engineers.

  147. Wooow.. It’s indeed a great gift! Rudi will love it as well.. In fact we’ve been doing some window shopping 😉

  148. Ever since I heard Martha Stewart having a drone to look over her property, I’ve wanted one! (Not that I have a home as big as hers). I know my husband could benefit from using one, being a contractor.

  149. This does look like a good gift. We got my husband a grill and a drill for Father’s Day.

  150. My sister just went on a trip and they had a drone with them. The video they got was so cool out on the ocean

  151. I am constantly amazed by the evolution of the drone. So accessible that we can fly our own now. What a cool Father’s Day gift idea!

  152. My husband added this to his wish list and keep dropping hints as to what he wants for Christmas.

  153. This is super awesome, I’ve been wanting one for a while. Maybe, I’ll stop in Best Buy and see if I can finally add it to my group of gadgets.

  154. I love shopping at Best Buy! I think this looks like such a cool gadget!

  155. How fun would it be to have a drone cruising around your party?!? Nice that you get a free battery when you purchase one.

  156. I actually thought about buying one of these for my hubby for Father’s Day, but we don’t have a go pro! So I bought him a Surface Pro 3 instead! He needed a new tablet!

  157. This is a great gift idea for the dads out there. For my husband I think I need to get him a GoPro first.

  158. I have always been fascinated by drones as I think they are such wonderful machines, gadgets and it is amazing what they can do! Thanks for highlighting the features and this one is well priced too!

  159. This would be a perfect gift for any techy! How fun!

  160. This is such a pretty cool gadget. My husband would embrace this once someone handed it to him.

  161. These scare me and entice me at the same time. I really want one!

  162. My son would log ego have this drone. What a great Father’s Day gift!

  163. This looks so cool, I am amazed at what they come up with!