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Drone Ball is a drone combined with a football that you can throw up to 100 feet through the air. This ball looks somewhat like a standard football but contains an inner turbine that gives it extra power, along with two aerodynamic stabilizer fins. You'll be able to charge and recharge it quickly with the included USB charging cable in order to launch it again and again. The Drone Ball comes in shades of pink and green, and each one has a black nose cone.
The cost of Drone Ball is $29.99 plus $9.99 shipping, for a total price of $39.98.
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Before you'll be able to use your Drone Ball at its full capacity, you'll need to charge it by using the USB cable that's included with each one. To do so, plug the smaller end of the cable into the ball and the larger end of the cable into a computer or tablet. The appropriate slot to plug the cable into on the ball can be found along the silver ring that's just below the pink or green football piece. If you don't charge your ball before using it, it'll simply behave like a manual football with no dronelike abilities.
Next, before you throw your ball, press the small gray ignition button that you'll see on the colored part of it, and then launch the ball into flight. Pressing the ignition button will activate the turbine within and enable the ball to fly a far distance of up to 100 feet, at a rapid speed, with some help from its fins. However, you will have to put some power behind your throw, as you would with a standard football, or the ball may not reach the 100-foot mark.
After you've thrown your Drone Ball, you'll need to retrieve it from wherever it has dropped (or wherever someone else has caught it) and bring it back for recharging. To recharge the ball quickly, plug the included USB cable back into it and connect it to a computer or tablet once again. Once it's fully charged, it'll be ready for you to launch again.
If you decide to obtain one of these balls, you can get a pink one, a green one or both at the same time. Although the pink version might appeal more to girls over boys, both colors are considered suitable for users of any gender.
Each Drone Ball is smaller than a baseball bat, and the football part of each is actually smaller than a standard football that adults would use to play the game. Therefore, even children will be able to carry the toy without struggling, and if you want to bring it somewhere that's not within walking distance, it'll fit comfortably in a vehicle.
All of these balls have a flexible black nose cone, so if yours happens to fall on its nose, the nose will just bounce off whatever it's fallen onto without getting damaged. It'll also bounce right off a person if they accidentally walk into your ball's path.
As a further protective measure, each of these balls has been encased in durable foam that will allow it to bounce off any surface if it lands on either side instead of its nose. There's little chance that it'll land on its fins since gravity will normally cause the nose or the sides of the football to hit the ground first.
Due to the fact that you'll be able to charge this ball via USB cable, you won't need batteries or electricity to operate it. That means you'll be spared the task of searching for a set of appropriate batteries or an empty electrical outlet whenever you want to play with this toy.
To throw a football approximately 100 feet manually, you'd need a high amount of athletic skill, but to throw a Drone Ball that far, not as much skill is needed. Users with an average or even mediocre amount of athletic skill will get a boost from the power of the inner turbine that will make the ball fly further than it would otherwise. Plus, by using a ball like this, you'll be able to improve your throwing technique without having to focus as heavily on the power of your arm as you usually would.
To be able to charge this ball so it can function as a drone, you'll need a digital device such as a computer or tablet to plug its USB cable into. If you're playing with it outdoors and don't want to keep running inside, you'll have to bring the computer or tablet outdoors with you. Otherwise, you'll need to make trips inside to charge the ball between throws.
After throwing your ball up to 100 feet in the air, you'll have to go and retrieve it, a task that could be annoying to some users. There's also the chance that you won't be able to find it for a long time, and an extensive search may tire you out so much that you don't want to play any longer. On that note, if you're sharing the ball with other people, one of them could get annoyed with you for losing track of it.
This ball has been designed for soft outdoor surfaces as opposed to hard ones, such as pavement or patio stones, or locations that are indoors. Ideal places to play with your ball would include a grassy yard or a sandy beach. If you were to play with it on a harder surface and it did happen to land on its fins, those could snap. It's also best to avoid playing with it indoors since its flight would end up being restricted inside a building, and it could slam against objects and break them.
That being said, when you do play with your Drone Ball outdoors, you'll have to be careful where you aim. Whatever you do, don't aim the ball towards a neighbor's yard or at some other place that's not on your property. A neighbor who has to pick up your ball too many times just might end up confiscating that ball, especially if that neighbor is not a home but a business.
If you don't obtain a Drone Ball, you may end up getting both a small football and a drone for your kids to play with. Fortunately, however, you won't need to get two separate toys if you do decide that a Drone Ball appeals to you, as this ball will function as a small ball and a drone in one.
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I bought this product, and add additional fees about rush shipping, one week has gone, nothing progress, I wrote an email to the company, no one replayed, I called the number several times, no one answered. Now I can't trust this Drone Ball company, but I have paid the money, what should I do?
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