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BURST Brush Sonic Toothbrush Review | Baltimore Aerials

BURST Brush Sonic Toothbrush Review | Baltimore Aerials

All I can say is WOW! Burst Oral Care’s BURST Brush is fantastic! Even after the first use, my mouth felt fresher, and my smile was brighter. I’ve used this product for nearly a month; I can say this has helped me immensely with my oral care regimen. The BURST Brush has a few features that I believe a lot of people could benefit from such as the quad interval and 2-minute timer, long battery life, and three brushing modes. Overall, this toothbrush is incredible, and I’d recommend one to anyone and specifically travelers.

I’m really getting in there LOL

I’m really getting in there LOL

The BURST Brush is Great for Travel

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I received the brush on a Wednesday afternoon, and we left for Detroit the following morning. I am excited to try any new tech, but something that was going to improve my health at the same time- sign me up! So, after dinner, we got back to the Airbnb, and I gave the brush a go. It took no more then 5 seconds after I started brushing when I realized this thing is doing work! Not to get gross, but the toothpaste went from an alpine white color to a stained light brown color probably due to the coffee I had a few hours earlier and the rum from about a half-hour prior LOL.

Now, when I say great for travel, I mean the BEST! Burst Oral Care designed the brush to last four weeks at the minimum without a charge. Inside the BURST Brush is a 700mAh lithium-ion battery which makes the time between charges possible. This is probably the best feature for an international traveler because of the issues some people face with charging adapters. Using the brush with a standard size toiletry bag is possible, I removed the toothbrush head and stored it separately. However, if you want to incorporate the stand, you’ll need to bring along the charging hub with the connected USB port too. Now we’ve come to my only criticism for the BURST brush, and that deals with the charging hub/stand. This criticism is also a double-edged sword. I do not like the cord being hard-lined into the charging hub/stand because it looks ugly sitting on a shelf in the bathroom. I wish BURST had made this cord plug into the charging hub instead of a hard-line. I started off saying this criticism is two-fold because it is. I want the stand to look clean looking, no cords, no nothing but at what opportunity cost. At the same time, I’d be pissed if I forgot the cable on a trip because it was just an additional thing I needed to remember to pack. So there you have it, my one complaint…it’s not aesthetically pleasing but you won’t forget your charging cord either. I can deal with it. Let’s move on to my favorite features of the BURST Brush.

Features of the BURST Brush

There are many aspects of this sonic toothbrush, which I love because they all have the same goal- a healthier mouth and whiter teeth. This toothbrush incorporates these top six features:

  1. Whitening Charcoal Bristles - Using PBT nylon infused with soft charcoal the BURST brush will remove surface stains making teeth whiter.

  2. Three Brushing Modes - Whitening, sensitive or massage. Personally, I have found my favorite setting to be whitening but the massage setting is also nice for close areas tight to the gum line.

  3. Quad-interval Timer - After 30 seconds goes by the brush vibrates to let you know to move to a different area of your mouth.

  4. Powerful Motor - 33,000 vibrations per minute

  5. 2 Minute Timer - After two minutes of brushing, the BURST brush will automatically turn off.

  6. Brush for a Month - As discussed before, the brush has a 700mAh battery which allows you to use the brush for over four weeks on one charge.

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What Comes in the Box

  • BURST Sonic Toothbrush

  • USB Charger

  • Wall Socket

  • Fresh Replacement Head - for $6 every 90 days BURST will send a replacement head

BURST Brush Conclusions

This sonic toothbrush is a significant upgrade from what I was using before. The OTS sonic toothbrush (single use) will no longer be my future toothbrush. From now on, I’ll be using the BURST Brush exclusively. Despite the incredibly petty criticism I have, this brush gets a 10/10 because there is nothing I can do about the charging cord and it needs to be there. Since starting use, there has been a significant improvement in the shade of my smile. Going from a slightly tinted yellow to now just an off white or so I’m told LOL. Remember: the brush can’t do it all; we must also do our part. For me, this means cutting back on acidic liquids such as coffee and wine to help the brush do its job. I had 20 years of stains on my (adult) teeth, and the BURST Brush has brought my smile BACK!

You’d need to find a reason not to try this sonic toothbrush. BURST includes so many incentives to try the brush, you’ve nothing to lose. Enjoy free delivery, a lifetime warranty, 90-day money-back guarantee, clinically backed tech, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly, and 24/7 customer support. To me, that sounds likes a risk free no brainer. Give the brush a shot, and I promise you’ll be impressed!

As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns about the product described above. Thank you for reading my review, I know this isn’t typically drone talk, but this brush can benefit traveling droners as well!

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Baltimore Drone Blog- DJI Mavic Pro Product Review

Baltimore Drone Blog- DJI Mavic Pro Product Review

Today I will be discussing the DJI Mavic Pro, its pros, and cons and why this drone may be a good or bad fit for your #dronelife. First off, the Mavic is a fantastic piece of equipment and the drone never let me down. There were times I’d be flying and a strong gust would roll through and the Mavic always remained locked in place. If you’re reading this and thinking “so is the Mavic right for me?” I’ll be getting to that later in the post. Please keep in mind, I am not affiliated with DJI or any of the other brands I will be bringing up throughout this post. I am a Remote Pilot with four years experience flying drones who enjoys giving my opinion with the hopes that it will benefit others in the future.

Are you a hiker? Mountain biker? Fisherman? Regardless of your hobbies, if you’re looking for a drone that’s compact and will withstand the wind and minimal precipitation this consumer UAS is for you. DJI designed the Mavic to be portable, that was their main concern it seems because the camera is so-so, (we’ll get to the camera a little later) but there are many attributes that make the Mavic Pro a spectacular drone.

Pros and Cons

DJI’s Mavic Pro drone is quite small once folded up in its “transport” stage. See the below pic:

The DJI Mavic Pro and an iPhone 7 Plus to the left for scale

The DJI Mavic Pro and an iPhone 7 Plus to the left for scale

Although not very well protected, the pocket of a normal sized hoodie fits the Mavic with no problem, and the controller I put in my back pocket. Just don’t sit down with the RC in your pocket LOL. I only carried the drone around like this in urban environments when it was best to be “low key” around town. I didn’t get a hardshell case or a protective sleeve like some pilots prefer, but I will say DJI’s original packaging did the trick while in transit.

The Mavic’s overall flight ability was astonishing. From unpacking to landing after a successful mission the Mavic got it done. Unfolding the drone’s legs while simultaneously opening the DJI GO 4 app and connecting the RC, the Mavic is in the air in under a minute. Obviously, if the operator would like to perform a compass calibration or gimbal calibration pre-flight duration will increase. One thing I have noticed from various Facebook groups and forums is this is the stage when most pilots go wrong with the Mavic, and subsequently, their content is sub-par. I am talking about the horrific terrors of having an uneven horizon. When new pilots post their content this is easily noticed, and most, not all, blame DJI. The issue is not the firmware like a lot of new operators think, it’s actually the pilot not following the Mavic’s instruction manual. Each time the drone is powered on, the Mavic (or any other DJI product for the most part) should be on a completely level surface. One of the worst things that can happen is you’re flying and you’ve framed up a beautiful shot, but the damn horizon is crooked. Performing a gimbal auto-calibration will correct this issue, but unfortunately, the Mavic needs to be back on the ground. Obviously the horizon issue can be corrected in post production but in my opinion, taking off with a properly aligned gimbal will save time in the long run.

After approximately ten hours of flight time (25 battery cycles), I have seen the Mavic operate in the sky near flawlessly. The range was impressive, no latency with the FPV feed, and flying in 30 MPH gusts was no problem for the Mavic Pro. DJI’s spec sheet for the Mavic suggests 27 minutes of flight, I never fly my batteries down to 10% or less but I do believe 27 minutes is possible. When I fly, I bring the bird back at the 30% threshold. It’s my belief that using the battery properly will decrease wear and tear on the li-po and will increase battery life while keeping cells intact. Each flight averaged 19-22 minutes depending on factors such as the wind and the mission objective(s).

Let’s talk about the camera - DJI has implemented the Phantom 3 Professional’s camera onto a small but powerful little gimbal, therefore, allowing users to shoot in 4k. Great, the camera can shoot in 4k at 24, 25, and 30 FPS but is the footage high-quality is the question. Simply put, no, I don’t think so. My reasoning for this is the 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor within the Mavic’s camera. Compared to the Mavic’s big bro, the Phantom 4 Pro and its one-inch sensor, DJI’s Mavic media output is nothing to rave about. This is the main reason why I decided to sell my Mavic, this was not a drone I could use for commercial purposes at all. What’s funny to me is the number of new drone operators that think the Mavic is capable of delivering commercial grade content. There’s been a large spike in consumer drone purchases because of the Mavic’s positive attributes. However, if a novice pilot thinks they are going to buy a Mavic then pass the 107 Exam and start making hand over fist money they’re in for a rude awakening. Sure, the camera is awesome for shooting a couple HDR pics for real estate, but if you’re trying to become one of those “overnight aerial cinematographers” you may want to reconsider the Mavic as your drone of choice.

The Mavic and I - you can see how big the camera actually is. No larger than a dime.

The Mavic and I - you can see how big the camera actually is. No larger than a dime.

Usability of the Mavic is a positive feature too. DJI has designed the Mavic’s controller well, but it does have one flaw. I had to remove two plastic pieces from the RC that “grips” the smartphone being used. No biggie - but I prefer not to remove the phone from its case. Otherwise, the RC fits well in my or my GF’s hands, so it’s perfect for those female pilots too. I know the Inspire 1 RC is tough to handle for long periods of time without using a harness.

Overall the Mavic can hold it’s own in the sky and is a very stable drone, but media content output just isn’t at the level I need it to be for project deliverables.

Positive Features

  • Compact and very portable
  • Long battery life
  • Easy to fly - usability is A+
  • Stability in the air - the Mavic can withstand wind well

Negative Attributes

  • Camera is ok, but not great
  • Controller does not fit iPhone Plus with a case
  • RC doesn’t maintain battery life well
  • When the gimbal lock and protective housing are factored in, I am actually able to get the Phantom line in the air faster

If you’d like to purchase the DJI Mavic Pro here are a couple options:

DJI has pretty much caught up to consumer demand at this time, although during the months of December and January it was slim pickens unless you wanted to get gouged on Craigslist or eBay.

Please feel free to contact me at with any question or concerns about my post or the Mavic in general. Happy flying!

Baltimore Drone Blog- LAM Flight TM-136

Baltimore Drone Blog- LAM Flight TM-136

Photo credit: LAM

Photo credit: LAM

Has anyone heard about the LAM flight that collided a "drone" during final approach? There's been a lot of discussion on Facebook groups since January 6th. Although the incident took place in Tete, Mozambique news spread quickly on social media. LAM posted about the incident on Facebook

Immediately, the opinions being posted stacked up quickly. Some brought up the drones that are used in mining areas not far from the airport. A screenshot using Google Earth shows the proximity of the airport and the mines (red arrows). There's no doubt the two are close but that must've been one rogue drone. Is the mining company missing a drone?

Others have commented about how they've seen drones produce major damage when colliding with another aircraft. However, these were large military drones that weigh a couple hundred pounds. Yes, if a motorcycle sized drone had a collision with a commercial aircraft there would be significant damage. I have no idea what to believe, there's simply no proof. I look forward to hearing more about the investigation when more details have been shared. For now, here are a couple posts from Aviation Herald

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