This is the first I’m hearing about this anamorphic lens adapter for the iPhone Xs. Pretty cool.
A company called Indemnis just passed a rigorous test of their Nexus drone parachute system to allow for drones to fly over crowds. The Nexus parachute attaches to existing drones and is launched in as little as 30 milliseconds if it detects a sudden loss of altitude not consistent with drone flight.
Here’s a slow-motion video of the parachute being deployed.
You may have seen the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise lighting beacon and wondered how you can get that same sort of lighting beacon without buying an entirely new drone. If you already own a drone, you can get these STROBON Cree LED strobe lights for dirt cheap and attach them to your drone with these mounts.
From what I can tell, these lights are nearly as bright as the official DJI Beacon and can be seen from nearly 3 miles away. If you’re concerned about weight, each of these mounts PLUS the Cree LED weighs an additional 5 grams (not a whole lot even if you use 4). And from various videos shown online, it doesn’t seem to affect any video recording at all once the drone is in the air.
Here are a couple of videos of the lights in action on various drones.