A photo of the Mavic Air would be nice but I haven't got one - so my DJI Spark is going to have to do
First off I have to say that I really like the look of the new Mavic Air drone and, on paper, it appears to be the perfect drone for my needs. However, nothing is perfect in this life and every product has its bad bits, its negatives, its cons or whatever else you like to call them, and this has to be true of the DJI Mavic Air. As good as the Mavic Air appears to be it can’t all be good.
I have read loads of Mavic Air reviews and I have seen even more Mavic Air reviews on Youtube, but none of these reviews seem to be truly balanced. All of the reviews highlight the good bits and the positives and totally ignore the bad bits and the negatives. You may not have a problem with this, but whenever I make a purchase I want to make an informed decision. Whenever I make a purchase I want to know everything about the product in question, and that includes the good, the bad and the ugly.
If I am going to go and drop several hundred bucks on the DJI Mavic Air I want to know exactly what I am letting myself in for, but none of the reviews I have read/seen do this. I know the good bits about the Mavic Air, I have seen these until I am blue in the face, but I know nothing of the problems and issues with the Mavic Air.
All of the Youtube reviews I have seen about the Mavic Air have been by the respected big Youtubers (i.e. those with hundreds of thousands of subscribers) however even these guys fail to mention the problems/issues with the Mavic Air. Once again I reiterate….. nothing is perfect.
In a way I can understand why these guys wouldn’t go through the problems, issues and bad bits. I mean, these guys have been given the Mavic Air to test and review before it anyone else can get their hands on it. These guys are privileged (and they know it) and there is no way they would jeopardise the chance of future technology and gadgets to test, and publicly stating the problems and issues is likely to jeopardise these chances. Consequently these guys are giving glowing reports and reviews without caring to mention the negatives.
As much as these reviews are informative (to an extent) and good to watch I don’t think they are useful to the general public, like me, in making an informed decision. These reviews aren’t reviews at all, they are simply video clips highlighting the best bits of the Mavic Air, showing what the Mavic Air can do and then providing a link for the viewer to go and buy (or pre-order) the Mavic Air earning the “reviewer” a commission. It’s a pretty dirty tactic when you actually stand back and think about it.
So will I be buying a DJI Mavic Air? Until I see an honest review from someone who has actually had to go and put their hand in the own pocket to buy one there is no way I will be getting out my credit card. I don’t care how much the Youtube reviewers rave on about the Mavic Air or how much they gush about the Mavic Air, I won’t be putting my hand in my pocket.
I want to read/watch a real life review. I want to read the opinion from someone who has used the Mavic Air for a long time, I want to read an account from a real life Mavic Air user who has the balls to give the low down on the “bad and the ugly” and not just the good. I want to read an account from someone who has spent their hard earned cash and are willing to lay on the line whether the DJI Mavic Air is worth buying. I want to read or watch a review from a DJI Mavic Air owner who is not going to earn anything (other than respect and kudos) from their review.
I know an honest, unbiased and balanced Mavic Air review is not going to be available for several months. After all, it has only just been released for general sale and that’s only in some countries. In other countries it is available for pre-order with no set delivery date. With this in mind I know for sure I won’t be flying a Mavic Air for a long time, if at all. Until then I guess I’ll be sticking to my Spark.
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