2022 Drone Nerds Holiday Gift Guide

Posted by The Drone Experts on Nov 29, 2022 12:05:16 PM

Holiday-Gift-Guide-Banner-202210 Nerds in Your Life and the Best Way to Keep Them Happy This Holiday Season!

The year has flown by, and another holiday season has arrived in a flash. Everyone loves the holidays, but no one wants to be caught without a proper gift plan or having to do a last-minute gift card scramble. Don’t worry; Drone Nerds is here this year to help you find the perfect gift pairings with our guide to identifying the nerds in your life, and the best gift options to ensure you are the holiday hero for 2022!



1) The Rookie Drone Nerd

You likely know many people that are fascinated by drones, but haven’t ever flown one themselves. You know they’ll love the experience once they get that controller in their hands and the wind under their wings, but they’re not willing to take the plunge for some reason. Be the savior of the season with a brand-new gift-wrapped DJI Avata, the perfect intro drone to get them started. With advanced obstacle detection, prop guards, and an intuitive motion control system, they’re sure to get off the ground with ease, zipping around tight quarters and filming cinematic aerial shots to share before you know it! The Avata also makes use of DJI FPV Goggles V2 for an immersive FPV experience they won't soon forget.




2) The Adventurous Nerd

Everyone has a thrill seeker in their life. Skydiving– been there, rock climbing– done that! There’s no challenge they’ve encountered that they’ve backed away from. The best way to encourage this nerd is to grab them an Osmo Action 3 Combo to capture all their impressive exploits. This latest release from DJI has a multitude of new and improved features along with added accessories to ensure it can keep up with the most active of daredevils. Having weather and impact resistance to pair with its HD capture and stabilization features, the Action 3 can go with them wherever they find their next adventure (and allow them to share it with you; without you having to do any actual jumping from planes)!



3) The Travel Blogger Nerd

The world is a vast and fascinating place. Many nerds out there are set to explore as much of it as they can while always being happy to capture and share the rare experiences they encounter. Be the hero for the wandering nerd in your life with the DJI Mini 3 Pro, the ultimate travel companion. The Mini 3 Pro is appropriately named as it is compact and under 250g, but also a pro at having over 30min of flight time to capture 48MP pictures, 4K videos, and even shoot vertical videos for sharing, day or night. Any traveler will tell you how precious space is, and you'd be hard-pressed to find anything able to do as much as the Mini 3 that can still fit in a pocket.




4) The Cinematographer Nerd

When it comes to getting the perfect shot, no one cares more than the Cinematographer Nerd. To keep the next Scorsese happy, you need to be sure they’re able to capture their shots in the highest quality, without interruption/delays, and with a stable view even when airborne. Hands down, the best way to make their season is with a Mavic 3 series drone, especially the Cine edition, which has even more storage capacity to keep them filming until sundown and beyond. Sporting a 4/3" CMOS sensor on a 20MP Hasselblad camera able to capture videos in 5.1k, all while flying up to 45 minutes, it's easy to see how the Mavic 3 stands out against the competition!




5) The Nerd for Speed

Fast & Furious, Drone Racing League, Formula 1, whatever their preference, if they are all about going fast, we have the solution! The DJI FPV system has everything a speed demon could desire. From lightning-fast flying, high-speed turns & flips, FPV camera & goggle system for immersive controls, and even customizable options to tune the drone to individual specifications. Get them started and watch them fly away. 





6) The Influencer Nerd

Social media has become a huge part of everyone’s life, and those with the best selfies rule their social space. The best way to ensure they stay on top is by having top-of-the-line equipment for their social documentation. This year, help them take their game to another level with the Osmo Mobile 6, which is far more than your average selfie stick. Set up a portable tripod, have the ability to quickly launch into capture mode, and document every important moment with Activetrack technology. The OM6 is the do-it-all selfie companion to help any nerd climb to the top of their social network.





7) The Aviation Nerd

Flight has always been one of the highest aspirations for people that has only more recently been achieved with any success. Some aviators out there have an appreciation for the purity of flight, the freedom of movement it offers, and seek the best way to experience it themselves. To best achieve this, we recommend the Mavic 3 Classic, which is from the Mavic 3 series without any extra bells or whistles. Just pure flight time, aerial stability, and crystal clear recordings to relive all the best flights up in the air. Day or night, this drone is ready to go while also keeping itself safe with obstacle avoidance and Airsense safety so as to not disrupt fellow pilots up in the sky.




8) The Oceanic Nerd

While some obsess over the sky, the oceanic nerd obsesses over the sea. Boating, fishing, snorkeling, or scuba, you can always bet on finding this nerd near a body of water. No matter how much they may love the water, they are not fish, so there are limitations. Help them maximize their ocean time with the Power Ray underwater drone. Sleek design helps it stay mobile in the water and ascend/descend quickly while also having an FPV system with goggles available to experience any dive firsthand. An extremely long tether keeps it connected to its base station as well, so it won’t get lost to currents or unfortunate circumstances. Help this nerd scout out the next dive sites or fishing spots, see how popular the reef looks, and even check for dropped phones, all before dipping a toe in the water!



dji-robomaster-s1-educational-robot-cp-rm-00000103-01-dji-9bf9) The Tinkering Nerd

These nerds can be a bit unconventional. While flying a drone may be exciting for a while to them, the true thrill comes from creating or modifying a unique experience while getting involved with the ins/outs of the project. The Robomaster S1/EP is a great tool to learn & build robotics skills, including programming, game development, hardware modification, and even training AI. It also has a low barrier to entry which makes the Robomaster an ideal introduction to initiate the next line of young tinkerers!



10) The Hobbyist Nerd

These nerds know how to collect and likely have an entire room dedicated to their drone fleet. While they might have all the mainline drones you can imagine, one thing is for sure they can always use more spare parts to have at the ready whenever they run into issues. From propellers to batteries and charging kits to remote controls, we have the parts they need to help you be the hero the next time they find themselves in trouble!



Happy Holidays, Drone Nerds!

We hope this guide helps you identify the nerds in your life and give an idea of how to give them the best this holiday season. Here at Drone Nerds, we are always happy to help, so if you have any lingering questions, please reach out to our team of experts so we can get you all the information you need. 

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Topics: OSMO ACTION, OSMO MOBILE, DJI FPV, DJI Mavic 3, FPV Goggles, DJI Mini 3 Pro, DJI Avata, DJI Goggles 2