The interactive Ryze Tech Tello drone takes good photos and videos, writes Hanna Hussein

WANT to make your travel photos or videos cooler? Well, you need more than just a good camera.

Step up your photography game and create travel memories like a pro by investing in a drone.

Some may think that a drone is an expensive gadget but there are affordable ones in the market.

For a start, why not try Ryze Tech Tello, a smart “flying camera” which claims to be ideal for beginners.

It can fly high.


Measuring 98 x 92.5 x 41 millimetres and at 80 grammes, you can place it on your palm as its take-off pad. This makes it a perfect gadget to bring along on your travels.

However, being small and light has a downside. It is too light to fly against the wind, which makes outdoor shooting on a windy day a no-no.

I tried flying it during a slightly breezy day and Tello seemed unstable and wobbled a bit. However, on a clear and calm day, it worked great!

This smart interactive drone is powered by DJI flight tech which provides flight stabilisation technology. It has no problem taking off from and landing on the palm.

Although it may look like a flying toy, for a small gadget the Tello takes quite good photos and videos. It has a 5MP camera and is capable of capturing 720p video footage. In fact, it can do amazing stunts and flight modes including shooting a 360-degree video.

Handling it is easy too because it can be connected to your smart phone. All you have to do is download the free Tello app at Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

However, its flight time is a bit of a bummer. It can only fly for 13 minutes maximum.

If you’re planning to take it out for a long day, be sure to pack extra batteries.

Take good photo too.


At RM439, Ryze Tech Tello comes with one unit of Ryze Tech Tello Quadcopter, four propellers for Tello, one propeller guard for Tello, one battery and one propeller opener tool.

Better still, shop at Shopee and you can get it at only RM365 from Droneskaki.

However, you can buy additional accessories including Steel series Nimbus Wireless Controller and batteries separately.

Visit For details, visit or download free Shopee apps at Apple App Store or Google Play Store.

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