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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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’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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
CES 2016 kicked off yesterday with a bang across a variety of product categories. Established drone manufacturer DJI announced a new consumer-focused 4K option that increases the availability of ultra-high resolution video to even more users. Late last night, Parrot lifted the veil on a new prototype with a modern take on a classic look.
While quadcopters have largely dominated this space for years, Parrot is using a fixed-wing look with its new DISCO prototype. The throwback design is notable but standout features like 50MPH speeds and 45 minutes of flight time are eye-popping specs. More below.