Drones at Brookstone
Drones at Brookstone
I very recently discovered Brookstone. Brookstone is a company that specializes in selling objects that aren’t generally sold by other retailers. Whenever I fly across the U.S. (which is quite frequently), I always peruse the Brookstone catalogue. A lot of the products I see there make me laugh, but then I also end up thinking wow, that’s kind of genius. Why don’t other stores sell this stuff? Their unique, yet very functional, products are what keep people coming back for more.
If you’re like me, flying on a plane looking at a Brookstone catalogue, you’ll also occasionally look out the window and wish that you could actually fly. Don’t try to say you haven’t. You’ll then look back at the catalogue to see a beautiful camera drone, and it’s like a personalized message is being sent to you: yes, you can fulfill your dream of flight.
Sure, with a drone you won’t be the one in the air but you can control every twist and turn of the drone and that’s pretty much the next best thing. With companies like Brookstone, it’s super easy to buy yourself a drone and take to the air.
With Brookstone, there are several ways that you can order. You can give them a call to set an order up; you can easily search through drones on their site and order online; or you can even go to a Brookstone store in person. Their stores are located mostly in malls and airports in the west, with the most around San Francisco, Los Angeles, and San Diego. You can search on their site for the store closest to you.
As far as drone selection goes, Brookstone has very few drones available. They offer a few different types of Parrot drones, the DJI Phantom2, the DJI Phantom 2 Vision, and just a couple of drones from other companies. Despite their small selection, these drones are pretty high quality, and you have the option of purchasing a replacement plan or service plan on select drones. There are service plans for 2 or 3 years and replacement plans for 1 or 2 years. With these plans, you will be assured that any unexpected damages will be repaired or the drone will be replaced.
When searching reviews of Brookstone, I found that while many customers had positive things to say and would recommend their friends check out Brookstone, there were also many complaints about the return service and delivery time.
As far as price goes, Brookstone tends to be a bit pricier with most of their items. With drones, however, Brookstone’s prices are pretty comparable to everywhere else—though they do sell the DJI Phantom 2 Vision for hundreds of dollars more than most other places sell it for. So, while Brookstone is a great place to shop for hard-to-find items, it may not be your best option for shopping for drones. You may want to browse at Amazon or Best Buy first before going to Brookstone. But, if you’ve already tried a lot of the other drone retailers and want to try something new, go ahead and give Brookstone a try.
- Ashley Smith