drones Stories December 8

expiredTake off w/ the DJI Mavic Pro and a $100 gift card for $900 ($1,100 value)

Today only, as a part of its Daily Doorbuster, Best Buy is offering the DJI Mavic Pro Quadcopter plus a $100 Gift Card for $899.99 shipped. That’s good for $100 off the regular going rate and assuming you use the gift card, drops the effective price to $9 lower than the best offer we spotted during Black Friday. Over 1,500 customers have left a 4.8/5 star rating.

drones Stories December 7

expiredBring home the DJI Spark w/ an extra battery & $75 GC for $399 ($519 value)

Consumerelectroniccostsavers (99% positive feedback) via eBay Daily Deals offers the DJI Spark in Alpine White with extra battery and $75 eBay Gift Card for $399 shipped. That effectively beats out the lowest price we saw on Black Friday by $17 thanks to the inclusion of the gift card, not to mention the $45 savings from the additional battery. If you missed out on previous deals, this is another opportunity to pick up DJI’s highly-rated drone at a solid discount.

drones Stories November 29

expiredDJI’s feature-packed Phantom 4 Quadcopter drops to $639 shipped (Refurb, Orig. $1,200)

DJI’s official eBay storefront is offering the DJI Phantom 4 in certified refurbished condition for $639 shipped. That’s good for nearly half off the original listing, saves you $261 off the going rate for a new model at B&H and is the lowest offer we’ve tracked. Rated 4/5 stars and includes a 1-year DJI warranty. If you missed out on all of the DJI Black Friday deals, this is a great way to score the feature-packed Phantom 4 at a noteworthy discount.

drones Stories November 27

expiredDJI’s Mavic Pro hits all-time low of $765 at Target, REDcard members $727

Update: B&H offers the DJI Spark Quadcopter for $339.15 shipped (Reg. $500).

We already told you that Target is offering 15% off sitewide today for Cyber Monday. As a part of that promotion, we’ve spotted one particularly notable deal. DJI’s Mavic Pro is now priced at $765 shipped for today only. REDcard members can save an extra 5%. That’s good for $235 off the regular price, down $134 from most Cyber Monday offers at retailers like Amazon and the lowest that we’ve ever seen. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

expiredThese quadcopters are the perfect gift to excite Star Wars fans at $100 shipped ($50 off)

As part of its Cyber Monday sale, Best Buy’s official eBay store is taking $50 off select Propel remote-controlled Star Wars Quadcopters at $99.99 shipped. Also available direct. You can choose between the T-65 X-Wing StarfighterTIE Advanced or 74-Z Speeder Bike models, all of which receive free shipping. All three variants are also well-reviewed, carrying at least 4.1+ star ratings.

drones Stories November 26

expiredSave $70 on Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Quadricopter – Now $130 at eBay

Best Buy is offering steep discounts in its eBay store. Today we found a really good offering on a Parrot – AR.Drone 2.0 Elite Quadcopter – Black. You can pick one up today at a 35% discount, bringing the price down to only $129.99 (normally sells for $200). Amazon offers the same drone for $189.99 and on Parrot’s own website you can get it for $180 but nobody offers the same low price as BestBuy does.

drones Stories November 25

expiredSave up to 30% off Remote Control / Drones at Amazon from $28, today only

Today only, as part of its Black Friday week sales, Amazon is offering a savings of up to 30% off toy RC drones. You can find RC cars, boats and of course drones on sale. Our top pick is the Force1 U49C Drone with Camera for $89.99 shipped. That’s $40 off the regular price and the lowest we’ve seen it offered at Amazon. Rated 4.9/5 stars by Amazon shoppers. 

drones Stories November 23

expiredDJI Black Friday drone deals score you major discounts: Spark $361, Mavic Pro $809, more

Update:

The savings event of the year you’ve been waiting for is here, with Black Friday 2017 deals coming in droves. And what better way to celebrate than to score some savings on DJI drones. We’re seeing massive discounts on the DJI Spark Mini Drone, Mavic Pro and more. So be sure to head below to check out all of this season’s top deals on drones.

drones Stories November 16

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.

drones Stories November 10

expiredGet the DJI Phantom 4 Drone w/ $50 Gift Card + Extra Battery for $849 ($1,100 value)

Newegg offers the DJI Phantom 4 Drone with $50 Gift Card and extra battery for $849 shipped. That’s good for $150 off the list price, beats our last mention thanks to the extra battery and is the lowest we’ve seen. For comparison the drone itself goes for $899 at B&H. Rated 4/5 stars from B&H shoppers.

drones Stories November 6

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. expand full story

drones Stories November 3

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.

drones Stories October 12

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.

drones Stories September 28

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.

drones Stories August 22

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.

drones Stories August 11

expiredDJI Mavic Pro 4K Drone Bundle w/ $150 GC for $1,205 shipped ($1,450 value)

Note: Sorry about that folks, looks like it expired just as we posted. You can still lock in the bundle and gift card for $1,300.

B&H offers the DJI Mavic Pro Quadcopter with Fly More Combo and $150 Gift Card for $1,205 shipped. Typically retailing for $1,300 elsewhere, such as at stores like Best Buy, this is the lowest offer we’ve tracked on the bundle. Aside from the drone itself, you’ll get two extra batteries, a carrying case, a charging hub and extra propellers. Rated 4.8/5 stars from over 900 Best Buy shoppers. As always with B&H, only residents of New York and New Jersey will be charged tax at the time of purchase.

drones Stories August 2

expiredDJI Mavic Pro 4K Drone is on sale for $889 shipped at B&H (Tax NY/NJ only)

B&H offers the DJI Mavic Pro Drone for $889 shipped. That’s a $110 savings off the regular price, $60 less than Amazon and the best offer that we’ve seen. Rated 4.4/5 stars by nearly 500 Amazon reviewers. Despite the popularity of the recently released DJI Spark, the Mavic Pro offers the perfect blend of features and price, including 4K video and flight speeds up to 40mph.

drones Stories July 28

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. expand full story

drones Stories July 6

expiredDJI’s feature-laden Phantom 4 Quadcopter on sale for $800 shipped (Orig. $1,200)

Best Buy offers the DJI Phantom 4 Quadcopter for $799.99 shipped. That’s $400 off the original MSRP, down $129 from B&H, a match of our previous mention and the lowest current price available. Best Buy includes a two-pack of quick release propellers with purchase, too. Rated 4.7/5 stars. You can find more details in our hands-on review.

drones Stories June 28

expiredYUNEEC drones are up to 55% off today only starting at $250 shipped

Today only, B&H is taking up to 55% off select YUNEEC Drones  starting at $250. Shipping is free on all the items in the sale. Review-wise, the drones have pretty solid ratings over at Amazon where they’ve earned on average a 4+/5 stars.

drones Stories June 8

expiredParrot MiniDrone Jumping Sumo goes to $25 shipped (Cert. Refurb, Orig. $150)

Daily Steals offers the Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Sumo for $24.99 shipped in certified refurbished condition when promo code 9to5toysdrone is applied during checkout. That’s $120 off the original price, down $2 from our previous mention and the best that we’ve seen. Although reviews are mixed at Amazon, roughly 50% left a 4 or 5 star rating. A 90-day warranty is included with purchase.

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.

drones Stories May 3

expiredDJI Phantom 4 Drone gets another price drop to $799 shipped

BuyDig’s official eBay store offers the DJI Phantom 4 Drone for $799 shipped. That’s $600 off the original price, nearly $139 less than Amazon and the best offer currently available. We loved it in our hands-on review and Amazon customers typically agree, with 311 leaving a 4/5 star rating.

DJI Phantom 4 Features:

  • Auto takeoff and auto return home with GPS technology, makes controlling easy. App enables monitoring/camera operation easy
  • Capture 4K ultra HD video at 30 fps, supported resolutions include: 12.0MP (4000 x 3000) photos. The f/2.8 lens with a broad field of view delivers crisp, clear images
  • Gimbal stabilization technology, along with a hover function allows you to capture smooth, clean footage while the camera is in the air
  • Use DJI director software with a built-in video editor to add music, text, and more to your videos.

We also still have DJI’s Phantom 3 as a refurb for $314 shipped.

drones Stories April 6

expiredDJI Drone Deals from $349: cert. refurb Phantom 4 $730 and more!

DJI’s official eBay storefront offers its Phantom 4 Drone in certified refurbished condition for $729.99 shipped. That’s a $669 savings off the original price, down $270 from most online retailers for a new condition model and the best offer currently available. 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

We also spotted DJI’s Phantom 3 Standard for $349 shipped in refurbished condition at its official eBay store. For comparison, it usually sells for $499 in new condition. Although it lacks high-end features like obstacle avoidance and Lightbridge technology, this is an excellent entry-level model for aspiring pilots.

drones Stories March 28

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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