OnePlus announces the DR1 Drone not quite what you were expecting

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It’s the day of the fools so what were really expecting OnePlus to launch? A real genuine drone or a simple joke? Well the truth is we have ended up with a bit of both.

After rumours circulated and then later confirmed that OnePlus would launch a drone named the DR1 we sat up and took notice. Were OnePlus looking to recreate the success of the OPO in the drone market?

Well not quite. The DR1 Drone has turned out to be a bit of an April Fools prank by the startup. While they have made a limited number of Dr1’s to buy, the drone is little more than a palm sized toy similar to the Cheerson we reviewed a few weeks back.

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The tiny little drone would be fun to fly around the house and even outside if the weather is calm enough, but don’t expect to be able to attach a camera and take video of the city with it.

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  1. Andrew P
    April 1, 2015

    What’s the point of that drone, if you can’t even attach a camera ? Wasting of money ?

    • irebel
      April 1, 2015

      what’s the point of humour? it’s an april fool’s joke …

      • Andrew P
        April 1, 2015

        Actually these useless drones exists…

        • CLK
          April 1, 2015

          OH REALLY?

          • Andrew P
            April 1, 2015

            Yes really, if he thought I don’t understand that’s april fool’s joke.

    • desponent
      April 2, 2015

      Most hobbies are ‘useless’.

  2. MaxPower
    April 1, 2015

    This guy has been spamming since few days already.

    • April 5, 2015

      Since forever. my website needs promoting but you don’t see me spamming here like that dude. Where’s Andi? Andi!

  3. Julian Richards
    April 1, 2015

    As the video starts, it makes you think that it’s some sort of flying terminator machine.

    • Cuerex
      April 2, 2015

      i’m sure their video editor guy is a Crysis fan. the first oneplus full teaser video had the crysis 3 menu theme music

  4. Airyl
    April 2, 2015

    Xiaomi released five new products on the 30th March, including two versions of their previously released phones and three smart home appliances.

    Meanwhile, OnePlus released a literal joke.

    Jokes aside, I’m disappointed in OnePlus. It’s not really an April Fools joke if it’s real.