DJI Mavic Air 2 bundle includes $910 worth of gear for $799

B&H is currently offering the DJI Mavic Air 2 Quadcopter bundled with several accessories for $799 shipped. With an included anti-collision light and cleaning kit, this package usually fetches $910 altogether, with today’s offer saving you $111. This also marks one of the first offers of any kind on one of DJI’s latest releases. Mavic Air 2 delivers a folding design with 34-minute flight time. That’s on top of added features like ActiveTrack 3.0 for automatically following a subject, a built-in 48MP camera for capturing 4K60 aerial footage, and upgraded APAS mapping functionality. Plus, the bundled gear gives you a Lume Cube light, optics cleaning kit, and Nanuk waterproof case to store everything in. Rated 4.8/5 stars and you can learn more in our hands-on review. Head below the fold for more.

This quadcopter is great for learning how to fly at $20 Prime shipped (30% off)

Potensic (98% positive all-time feedback from 3,100+) via Amazon offers its A20 RC Nano Quadcopter for $19.99 when code 30GNPNMZ has been applied at checkout. That’s good for a nearly 30% discount from the going rate and scores you a savings of $8. Today’s price drop is a new all-time low at Amazon. Over 175 pilots have left a 4.4/5 star rating.  

Start Snapping Selfies with the Pocket-Sized AirSelfie Drone 2 for $200 (Orig. $250)

Over the last five years, lots of innovative technology have been packed into consumer-sized drones. It’s not uncommon to find a long list of features including GPS, auto-landing, and live feeds for VR. The AirSelfie 2 Drone is no different; the palm-sized drone pairs with smartphones to capture pictures of users mid-flight. You can currently get the newest generation of the AirSelfie 2 Drone for $199.95 (Orig. $249.95) at 9to5Toys Specials.

Parrot takes up to 24% off its BEBOP 2 Quadcopter bundles starting at $350 shipped

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Parrot is currently taking up to 24% off a selection of its BEBOP 2 Quadcopter bundles starting at $350. Our top pick from the sale is PARROT BEBOP 2 Power Adventurer Kit for $549.99 shipped. That’s good for a $150 discount and is the lowest offer out there. This bundle includes 2 batteries, FPV goggles and a backpack to get the most out of your flights. Check out the full list of discounts here.

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DJI’s Mavic Pro gives you an aerial view for $769 shipped at Amazon (Reg. $999)

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Amazon offers the DJI Mavic Pro drone for $769 shipped. Normally $999, this is the lowest we’ve seen Amazon offer the drone for and just a few dollars above our previous mention. If you’ve been wanting to capture crispy video and photos from an aerial perspective, this is a fantastic option. Rated 4.2/5 stars.

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DJI’s new Mavic Air & Fly More bundle hit all-time low $744/$944 shipped

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Released just last month, 9to5Toys sister site DroneDJ has teamed up with Wellbots to offer readers an exclusive deal on DJI’s new Mavic Air and the optional Fly More Combo, bringing it to an all-time low of $744 (and $944 for the Fly More bundle) with promo code DroneDJAir.

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Yuneec’s Typhone Hexacopter is perfect for aerial photography at $699 (Reg. $899+)

$899 $699

BuyDig offers the Yuneec Typhoon H RTF Hexacopter Drone with CGO3+ UHD 4K Camera for $699 shipped when code SOAR has been applied at checkout. That’s good for $200 off the regular going rate, is the lowest offer we’re seeing the a match of our previous mention. For comparison, it goes for just under $1,000 at Amazon. Over 200 customers have left a 3.9/5 star rating

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How to buy the DJI Mavic Air for its lowest exclusive discount sale price ($774 or less)

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DJI’s Mavic Air was announced last week to a flurry of great reviews. We’re currently putting together our review but spoiler: We can say that this is the drone to get in the ~$800 price range.

A short recap on specs:

  • Capture 4K Video and 12MP Photos
  • 3-Axis Gimbal-Stabilized Camera
  • GPS- & Vision Position-Based Navigation
  • 8GB of Internal Storage/up to 256GB via microSD
  • FlightAutonomy with Obstacle Detection
  • Top Speed of 43 mph in Sport Mode
  • ActiveTrack Subject Tracking Modes
  • Up to 21 Minutes of Flight Time
  • Foldable, Portable Body

One way to save money is buying the Fly More combo but that’s not saving money off the original DJI Mavic Air, it is saving over $200 on accessories when purchased at the same time. 

The good news is that we’ve done some digging and negotiating to get the lowest price offers from various resellers on the Mavic Air. Head below for the breakdown…

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Chickens may not be able to fly, but KFC’s new Bluetooth wings box drone can

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Drones are one of the biggest gadgets on the market these days. No one knows this better than KFC apparently, as the fast-food chain has unveiled its very own smartphone-enabled drone. So if today’s DJI Mavic Air announcement wasn’t enough to sate your desire for drone news, then you’re in luck, as The Colonel himself has your back.

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Take to the skies w/ DJI’s camera-equipped Phantom 4 Quadcopter for $759 (Reg. $899)

$899 $759

DJI’s official Newegg store is currently offering its Phantom 4 Quadcopter for $759 shipped. That’s good for $140 off the going rate at B&H, beats the Amazon all-time low by $110 and is the best offer out there. It holds a 4+ star rating from 65% of customers.

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PITTA is the first all-in-one transformative 4K selfie drone

A new Kickstarter funded drone is attempting to change the way we record video in our daily lives. It’s called PITTA and it can transform from an action camera to a drone to a mountable in a matter seconds. PITTA’s main goal is to give you the opportunity to get the best shots when you are out having a good time.

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Parrot Bebop 2 Power FPV Pack bundle available from $529 shipped (Orig. $600)

Wellbots is offering 9to5 readers an exclusive deal on the Parrot Bebop 2 drone. While we are expecting to see the Parrot Bebop 2 drop down to $399.99 during Best Buy’s Black Friday 2017 sale, Wellbots has a solid deal for us on the Power Pack FPV bundle.

Here’s the new LEGO-like Force Flyers DIY Fly n Drive Drone, available now

Drones or quadcopters or whatever you would like to call them, have quickly gone from tools only Hollywood filmmakers use to something every 5th grader is crashing into your backyard. Once delegated to the film set, you can buy one of these things for under $20 and fly it around your house with a smartphone now. Companies like DJI have done a fantastic job at maintaining that high-end, professional focus it cut its teeth on while now offering up some very capable and pretty affordable machines for the rest of us.

While you will still have to fork out some decent cash for even the most affordable flyer from a well-known company, we recently spotted a new LEGO-style drone courtesy of Force Flyers at a much more affordable price. With a universal block building design, some light STEM learning features and the build it yourself LEGO like approach, it certainly caught our eye.

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Build Your Own Drone or RC Car with this Awesome Force Flyers Kit: $33 (Orig. $50)

Building something yourself is always more satisfying than buying one off the shelf. With the Force Flyers DIY Fly ‘n Drive Drone, it’s also much cheaper. This fun kit lets you build one of two RC vehicles, and it’s currently just $33 (Orig. $50) at 9to5Toys Specials.

Aukey’s slick looking Mohawk Drone is only $49 shipped (Reg. $65)

Aukey Direct via Amazon is offering its Mohawk Drone Quadcopter for $64.99, but if you checkout with code AUKDRONE the price drops to just $49.39 shipped. That’s a discount of $15.60 off the regular price and the lowest we’ve seen it fall since last April. Rated 4.1/5 stars by Amazon shoppers. 

Take to the skies as a U.S.S Enterprise drone for $30 (Reg. $65+)

Walmart currently has the Air Hogs U.S.S Enterprise remote drone on sale for $29.99. Shipping is free on orders of $35 or more and $5.99 if under, but the shopping giant also offers free in-store pickup. Normally priced around $65 or more, this is the lowest we can find this Star Trek drone right now. With fully functioning flight controls and 10 authentic lights and sounds, this is a must-have for any Trekkie. Rated 3.9/5 stars at Best Buy and 3.8/5 stars at Amazon with over 60% of reviews being 4+ stars.

Earn your wings w/ the DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter for $314 (Refurb, Orig. $500)

DJI’s official Newegg store offers its Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter Aircraft with 3-Axis Gimbal and 2.7k Camera for $314 shipped. That’s good for $85 off the going rate of a refurbished model direct from DJI and at their eBay store, saves you $185 off the original price and is the best offer available. It carries a 4.9/5 star rating from over 250 shoppers. Includes DJI’s standard manufacturer warranty.

Take to the skies w/ the DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter for $1,499 (Refurb, Orig. $2,000)

DJI’s official eBay storefront offers its Inspire 1 V2.0 Quadcopter with 4K Video Camera in manufacturer refurbished condition for $1,499 shipped. That’s good for $600 off the original list price and saves you $400 compared to the going rate over at B&H. Today’s deal is the lowest we’ve tracked and the best available. It carries a 4.3/5 stars. DJI’s standard 1-year warranty is included.

My first real drone experience: DJI Phantom 3 Standard [Video]

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The DJI Phantom 3 Standard doesn’t feature the ease of use of the Spark, the portability of the Mavic Pro, or the professional level features of the DJI Phantom 4 Pro, but it provides a stellar bang for the buck at refurb pricing.

This drone is especially nice for those who may just be starting out, as am I. After mostly-avoiding the quadcopter craze over the past few years, the DJI Phantom 3 Standard is my first real experience with a drone; now that I’ve tried it I have to admit I’m hooked.

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DJI Spark Quadcopter w/ 1080p camera now $469 shipped (Tax NY/NJ only)

(Update 8/23 10:03am): Amazon has now matched B&H on the DJI Spark at $469 shipped.

B&H is offering the DJI Spark Quadcopter for $468.99 shipped. There is only tax at the time of purchase for New York and New Jersey residents. That’s $31 off the regular $500 price tag. While we have seen it go for a little bit less, this is the current best price we can find. Rated 4+ stars at Best Buy.

DJI Mavic Pro w/ extra battery, 64GB microSD + $50 gift card for $1,019

BuyDig offers the DJI Mavic Pro Extended Flight Kit + $50 gift card for $1,019 shipped when promo code FLYINGHIGH is applied at checkout. It’s usually $1,199, a similar package deal goes for $1,300 at Best Buy, and this is the lowest offer we’ve seen for a bundle like this. In addition to the drone, you’ll get an extra battery, carrying briefcase, charging hub, propeller guards, and 64GB microSD Card. Rated 4.8/5 stars by over 900 Best Buy customers.

Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Sumo $23 shipped (Refurb, Orig. $150)

Daily Steals is offering the refurbished Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Sumo with On-Board Live Streaming Video Camera for $29.99, but if you use code 9to5toysmini7 the price will drop to just $22.99 shipped. That’s a $7 discount off the regular price and a match to our previous mention for the lowest we’ve seen. Rated 3/5 stars at Amazon with over 50% of the reviewers leaving 4+ stars. 

SlingStudio wirelessly connects/live broadcasts up to 10 DJI drones, iPhones, cams, more

Sling Media’s multi-cam production system is now compatible with DJI Drones. According to the company, it is the world’s first affordable wireless and portable multi-cam video suite with live broadcasting capabilities for aerial footage. And now, it is fully compatible with DJI’s Phantom, Inspire and Matrice flyers.

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Drone Roundup: JETJAT ULTRA $60, Micro Drone 3.0 Combo Pack $145, more

If you plan to go exploring this summer, why not take the aerial route? These drones at 9to5Toys Specials give you a bird’s eye view, now with up to 53% off MSRP.

DJI’s new $499 Spark drone offers gesture controls, compact design [Gallery]

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Today in New York City, DJI unveiled the new Spark drone with a focus on portability and gesture-controls. This comes after a busy year for the industry leader in the drone category following the release of its Phantom 4 Advanced.

DJI claims users will be able to go from in-hand to in-the-air taking photos in just seconds. Geared towards entry-level pilots looking to capture drone-quality images and video, Spark has a number of consumer-friendly features. Today’s news also includes new smartphone apps with quick and simple editing features in line with what we saw from GoPro in the fall. Full details below.

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Air Hogs Star Trek U.S.S Enterprise RC Drone for $35 (Reg. $50)

Walmart offers the Air Hogs Star Trek U.S.S Enterprise NCC-1701-A Remote Control Drone for $34.97. Shipping is free in orders over $35, or you can opt for free in-store pickup. That takes almost 50% off the regular going rate, saves you $42 compared to Target’s price and is the best offer currently available. It also is within $5 of our last mention. Rated at 3.8/5 stars.

Air Hogs Star Trek U.S.S Enterprise Features:

  • Pilot the Starship Enterprise, complete with 10 authentic sounds and lights.
  • 2.4Ghz remote communication for precise, long-distance control.
  • Star Trek U.S.S. Enterprise RC is for ages 10+. Requires 4 AA batteries (not included).
  • Includes: 1 Starship Enterprise, 1 USB Charging Cable, 1 Controller, 1 Display Stand, 1 Instruction Guide

Need something to help pad your cart? Add this 4 pack of Energizer AA batteries for $3.97, which you’ll need anyway to get flying.

BIKI is an underwater 4K camera drone that can go wherever you swim

Robosea, an entrepreneurial technology company, has set out to create a device to capture your underwater adventures in a brand new way with its “robotic fish”. The company just launched yesterday on Kickstarter and already reached its funding goal within 10 hours of being online.

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DJI Phantom 4 Drone w/ 4K Camera (refurb) direct from the manufacturer: $729

DJI’s official Newegg store offers its Phantom 4 Drone in certified refurbished condition for $729 shipped. That’s a $670 savings off the original price, down $200 from most online retailers for a new condition model and $1 less than our previous mention. Buying direct from DJI has a number of benefits, including a standard warranty from the manufacturer. We loved the Phantom 4 in our hands-on review and Best Buy customers largely agree leaving a 4.7/5 star rating.

DJI Phantom 4 Features:

  • Gimbal-Stabilized 4K / 12MP Camera
  • Visual Sensor for Obstacle Avoidance
  • Streamlined Shell / Magnesium Unibody
  • Top Speed of 44.7mph in Sport Mode
  • Maximum Control Range of 3.1 Miles
  • Visual Tracking of Moving Subject
  • Up to 32.8′ Vision Positioning Altitude
  • TapFly – Fly With a Tap of the Finger
  • Avoids Obstacles When Returning Home
  • Up to 28 Minutes Flying Time

DJI announces new 100MP Drone that’s overkill for everyone

Many of us know DJI for its easy-to-fly and popular consumer drones, including the recently released Phantom 4 Advanced. But its lineup also includes a number of professional-grade devices as well. While these might not be applicable for you or I, it’s still pretty incredible to see the technology that DJI is putting up in the sky.

Its latest release comes in partnership with the recently acquired Hasselblad. The 100MP M600 Pro Drone is a Hollywood-grade device with a price tag to match. Even though this is probably too much fire power for the average consumer, it’s still fun to aww over the incredible power and specifications of this monster.

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The Gladius Ultra HD Underwater Drone lets anyone explore under the sea

You’ve probably captured many aerial shots with the plethora of drones filling up the skies, now it’s time to take to the seas with the Gladius Ultra HD Underwater Drone. This remote-controlled submarine with a 4K or 1080p camera (based on which model you choose) can dive to 100 meters and weighs only 6.6 pounds. It measures 16.9″x10.2″x3.7″, so you can transport it just about anywhere inside a backpack or with the included hard-shell case.

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Thinking about getting a DJI quadcopter? Practice first with this Aukey Mini Drone for just $23 Prime shipped

Aukey Direct via Amazon is once again offering its Mini Drone with a free app and Wi-Fi control for $29.99, but if you use the code AUKEYUAV the price drops to just $23.09 Prime shipped. That’s nearly $7 off the regular price, a match to our previous mention and the lowest we’ve seen for it at Amazon. 

With this tiny quadcopter, you’ll be able to take-off, land and perform aerobatic flips with the touch of a button. It’s also small enough to fit in your bag or pocket to take wherever you go. You even get some replacement blades with your purchase if you should happen to crash. Rated 4.1/5 stars by Amazon shoppers. 

The DJI Phantom 3 Professional w/ 4K UHD Video Camera (Refurb) is available for $569 shipped (Orig. $1,259)

DJI’s official Newegg Store is once again offering the Phantom 3 Professional Drone w/ 4K UHD Video Camera (Refurb) for $569 shipped. That’s almost $700 off the original listing (for one in new condition) and a match to our previous mention for the lowest we’ve seen for it. A standard manufacturers warranty from DJI applies and the Phantom 3 receives 4.2/5 stars from over 800 Amazon shoppers.

Features:

  • 4k UHD video recording with fully stabilized 3-axis gimbal; Vision Positioning system allows stable flight indoors
  • Lightbridge digital streaming allows live viewing of 720p video (full resolution video is simultaneously recorded on the internal microSD card)
  • Included flight battery and rechargable remote controller means this system is ready to fly out of the box. Flying this product is restricted within 15 miles radius of the White House.
  • DJI Pilot app for iOS and Android allows live viewing and complete camera control (phone/tablet sold separately; see DJI’s website for compatible models)

Parrot’s AR. 2.0 Power Edition Quadricopter Drone is now available at its Amazon all-time low for $170 shipped (Reg. $270+)

Amazon is offering its Prime members the Parrot AR. Drone 2.0 Quadricopter Power Edition for $169.99 shipped. That’s $200 under the original price, $100 or so below the usual listing on Amazon and the best price we can find. It is rated 3.5/5 stars from over 160 Amazon customers with more than 65% of them leaving a 4+ star rating. More details below.

If this model is a little expensive, there are loads of options on Amazon in the $15 to $25 range for beginners and even other Parrot models that won’t reach into your pocket as deep.

DJI’s Phantom 4 Drone has it all and it’s on sale today for $859 shipped (Reg. $1,100)

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Department Store NYC (99.4% positive feedback, Top-Rated Plus Seller) via eBay Daily Deals offers the DJI Phantom 4 Drone for $859 shipped. That’s good for $540 off the original price, down $140 from DJI’s Black Friday sale and the lowest that we’ve seen.

DJI’s Phantom 4 Drone combines power, functionality and ease-of-use for an excellent flying experience. We loved it in our hands-on review and Amazon customers largely agree. This quadcopter features a 4K HD camera that can capture 12MP still images with its f/2.8 lens. It has DJI’s legendary stabilization technology plus a bevy of built-in sensors that automatically navigate away from danger.

We still have DJI’s Phantom 3 Standard on sale for $399 shipped (Reg. $500).

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DJI’s incredible new Inspire 2 drone takes flight at up to 67MPH and 16,000 feet

It’s been a crazy last two months on the consumer drone scene. GoPro announced its new Karma quadcopter (and subsequently recalled it) and DJI showcased the compact Mavic Pro. Today, the latter is showing off the Inspire 2. DJI’s latest drone hits the scene with impressive professional-grade specs including the ability to travel at 67MPH. Designed with high-end video production in mind, the second generation Inspire improves on the original version in many ways.

Inspire pilots will be happy to know that DJI has boosted the internal battery to provide up to 25 minutes of flight time. That’s a seven minute increase and a welcome improvement to one of the most complained about Inspire features. It can also fly to a mind-blowing 16,400 feet above sea level. Finally, it has a built-in camera capable of capturing 5.2K video. Coolest of all is a self-heating system for use when traveling in the coolest of temperatures. Inspire 2 is available for pre-order today at $2,999.

DJI’s announcement also brings an upgraded version of the Phantom 4. This new Pro-grade model will retail for $1,499 with a massive 20MP sensor, a mechanical auto-focus system and up to 4-miles of range.

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Take to the skies with this Aukey Mini Drone for only $24 Prime shipped (Reg. $30)

Aukey via Amazon is once again offering the 2.4G RC 6-Axis Quadcopter Mini Drone for only $23.99 Prime shipped when you use the code AUK3MINI at checkout. That’s $6 off the regular price and a match to our previous mention for the lowest we’ve seen for it.

This mini drone can fly at three different speeds and it can flip in all directions. It’s lightweight, can fly up to 82 feet and it’s small enough to fit in your pocket. It can also take off or land with the press of just one button. Rated 4.8/5 stars by Amazon shoppers.

If you don’t care for flight assist, you can find more mini drones here for as low as $10 Prime shipped. 

Take to the skies w/ DJI’s Phantom 3 Professional 4K Drone bundled w/ extra battery & backpack: $899 ($1,200+ value)

Adorama offers the DJI Phantom 3 Professional 4K Quadcopter with an extra battery, the official hardshell backpack and bundled Corel software for $899 shipped. For comparison, the drone alone has a list price of $999 and goes for $961 at Amazon. The battery, backpack and other goodies work out to over $250 worth of extras.

This is a complete starter kit for someone looking to jump into the world of drones. In fact, today’s deal is the exact setup that I carry with me. The DJI Phantom 3 Professional has a built-in 4K camera for capturing video at 2160p via its “fully stabilized” 3-axis gimbal. It has Lightbridge digital streaming, which allows users to see a 720p video feed directly on their iOS or Android device while flying. DJI includes a rechargeable battery, remote control, 16GB microSD card and charger. Rated 4.3/5 stars by 746 Amazon customers. The hardshell backpack is perfect for taking your drone out on the road while the extra battery will provide upwards of 25 minutes of extra time in the sky.

Looking for the drone by itself? B&H offers the Phantom 3 Professional for $709 shipped, although it’s currently on backorder. That’s good for $70 off our previous mention and the best available.

In case you missed it, DJI and GoPro both recently announced new drones. Be sure to swing by our roundup of the best accessories on the market for your new quadcopter.

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The best DJI Phantom Accessories to take your flights to the next level: filters, lenses, backpacks, more

Few product categories have enjoyed as much growth as consumer-grade drones over the last 12 months. From DJI’s Phantom line to new entries from Parrot and others, interest has quickly risen in 2016. Competitive pricing and easy-to-fly designs have made quadcopters more appealing to the masses than ever before.

Although DJI’s Phantom 4 is an incredible machine, there are ways to improve your experience. We’ve rounded up some of the best add-ons to help bring your content to life while also protecting your device. Head below for the best DJI Phantom accessories.

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Parrot’s new fixed-wing drone takes you on a first-person view of your flights

Parrot is taking the wraps of its newest consumer drone release this morning in a move that looks to knock DJI from its pedestal. The Disco is a consumer first with its fixed-wing design and intriguing first person controls. Parrot proudly proclaims that its latest is “easy to fly” with “no need to be an experienced pilot.” Its airplane-like build is bound to catch the eyes of pilots looking for a different experience from the popular Phantom quadcopters.

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The new Teal Drone hits speeds up to 70MPH and packs a 4K camera too

DJI has long owned the consumer drone space as the go-to for high-quality quadcopters. As this category’s popularity has steeply risen over the last few years, we’ve seen more competitors enter this space. The latest of which is the Teal Drone. Its new production model sports some of the fastest consumer-grade speeds that we’ve seen, promising to hit 70MPH. For comparison, the new Phantom 4 tops out at just over 45MPH in its sport mode. So does DJI have a new competitor?

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Xiaomi’s first drone records 4K video, lasts 27mins, costs $460

Xiaomi has just taken the wraps off its very first drone and it looks set to take on DJI by being an incredibly affordable and capable machine. The Mi Drone boasts a bunch of features you’d expect to find in a modern-day quadcopter and its most expensive version costs just ¥2999 (~$460).

DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter Drone w/ 2.7K HD Camera: $599 shipped (Reg. $799)

CookieElectronics (98.6% positive feedback, Top Rated Plus Seller) via eBay Daily Deals offers the DJI Phantom 3 Advanced Quadcopter with a built-in 2.7K camera for $599 shipped. Today’s deal is a $370 savings off the original price, $30 less than our previous mention, down $178 from Amazon and the best offer available.

DJI’s Phantom 3 Advanced features a quadcopter design with a built-in 2.7K HD camera on the 3-axis gimbal. It uses Lightbridge digital streaming to beam a 720p feed to your connected iOS or Android device and the included remote offers “full-control” over the drone. It is also capable of capturing 12MP still images. If you’re after long-range control, but 4K isn’t a must, this is the deal for you. The DJI Phantom 3 Advanced is rated 4.5/5 stars by 420 Amazon customers.

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The Hover drone uses a unique foldable carbon fiber design to keep its wings safe

The consumer drone market has largely been dominated by DJI in the last few years. As interest grows, there has been a lack of viable alternatives to challenge the Phantom line of quadcopters.

A new startup out of Beijing has eyes on pushing its way into this space with a drone called Hover. Zero Zero Robotics is planning on using a few key features to catch the attention of potential pilots, including auto-follow and an ultra portable design. Ultimately, the question is less about capabilities but brand recognition. Does this up-and-comer stand a chance against the dominant DJI? More below.

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DJI’s new professional-grade drone is incredibly powerful and intelligent

DJI has become synonymous with consumer and professional-grade drones as we’ve entered the fourth generation of its line of products. While we’re seeing deals on its entry-level Phantom 3 regularly, the high-end models reserved for filmmakers rarely drop in price. The consumer-focused drones are easy to fly but lack some advanced features desired by more advanced pilots.

Today, at the National Association of Broadcaster’s annual show in Las Vegas, DJI announced the Matrice 600. A top-of-the-line model that is loaded with features for filmmaking. With cutting-edge specs like a new video link system and camera-specific adaptation, this isn’t for your average weekend warrior.

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The nimble SKEYE Nano drone has on-board camera and gyro stabilization: $50 (Orig. $69, CA Tax only)

The SKEYE Nano drone measures less than two inches square, but it still has room on board for a video camera and six-axis stabilization. 9to5Toys Specials has it now for $50 with free shipping. You can launch the SKEYE by throwing it upward, allowing the four tiny rotors to kick in. Once airborne, it maintains…

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DJI’s Phantom 4 drone is coming later this month with a new obstacle avoidance system

Today DJI has taken to the skies to announce the new Phantom 4 that looks to be the biggest upgrade in the history of its consumer-focused line of drones. Aside from its somewhat minor (but welcome) cosmetic changes, this new quadcopter offers impressive technology advances as well. Leading the parade of fresh additions is obstacle avoidance and a camera-based smart follow feature that tracks subjects automatically during flight. So what’s it going to cost? Full details below.

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PowerEgg Drone has a unique design w/ 4K camera & special sensors for indoor flights

PowerVision, an industrial drone and robotics company out of China, has released details on a new consumer-focused model with a unique design. The PowerEgg drone is shaped much like its name suggests. By opting for a vertical oval-shaped design, PowerVision has focused on creating a product that it claims flies with less resistance. One of the coolest features is how the wings automatically extend from the body during flight. Head below for a cool video detailing how it functions.

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DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter w/ 2.7K Camera: $499 shipped (Reg. $699), more

Update (2/16 5:00pm): Amazon also offers the DJI Phantom 3 Professional 4K Drone for $999 shipped. That’s down from $1,127 and the lowest price that we’ve seen.

It has been a busy week for drone news, with DJI and Parrot each announcing new additions to their line-ups at CES 2016. Now, Amazon is offering the DJI Phantom 3 Standard Quadcopter with 2.7K camera for $499 with free shipping. This is good for $501 off the original list MSRP, $100 less than Amazon, a match of Black Friday, and the lowest price we can find.

The new DJI Phantom 3 Standard Drone is designed with beginner pilots in mind. It has an “intelligent flight system” that automatically keeps the drone in the air. DJI has built-in a 2.7K camera that is capable of taking HD videos and 12MP still photos. The iOS and Android app provide a live 720p HD video feed giving the user a real-time view of what the cameras is capturing. Rated 4.2/5 stars. More details can be found here in our announcement coverage.

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