Is it a gimmick? Skydio 2

I have watched a few of these videos about the Skydio autonomous drones and have mixed opinions on them from the videos alone.

The autonomous follow me with automatic collision avoidance is pretty impressive watching it dodge trees and then instantly climb up over wall is pretty cool.

The controller in the video doesn’t look like it would give you much control it looks a little toyish. But at $1000 it’s no toy (+$100 reservation charge)

It superceded the Skydio r1 and this one although a completely different design is also pretty good. Neither there is the option to fly with a phone app or purchase a controller to use in conjunction with a phone app.

I am just curious about them and wondered is it just a gimmick or should the bigger brands be a little concerned?

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