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(Jason Doiy / The Recorder)

Personal-use drones have been wildly popular since landing in the consumer shopping scene in 2014. The unmanned-aerial devices seem to keep trending upward in this upcoming holiday season, with the Consumer Technology Association expecting 9 percent of all holiday technology buys to be drone-related. Drones seem to be a prime buy for potential commercial purposes as well: Amazon has long flirted with the idea of using drones for package delivery, and last week, Apple announced that it planned to bolster its mapping data using aerial drone imaging.

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