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Best drone under 50
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What is the Best Drone Under $50?

You don’t have to spend a ton of money to enjoy piloting a drone. In fact, we would highly recommend that your first drone be an inexpensive one. You will crash. It happens, and you don’t want to have to worry about a $1000 investment. Start with one of these drones. They all start under…

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drones 100
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What is the Best Drone Under $100?

What is the best drone under $100? There are probably 100s of drones in this price range, so you are going to need some help finding the best options. We’ve picked five of our favorites and we stack them up against each other. Each one of these drones is unique in its own way and…

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Best drone under 500
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What is the Best Drone Under $500?

There are a handful of good drones out there in the $200 to $500 price range. Which one should you get? Let’s look at some of the top competitors to help you make an informed decision. We are comparing an affordable lineup of drones with HD or better cameras including the DJI Phantom 3 Standard,…

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Best drones now
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Best Drones Now

April 2017 Half Chrome has two excellent ways for you to find the right drone for you. We update this Best Drones Now post as new drones are released and tested. The other awesome way to find the best drone for you is the Half Chrome Drone Cipher™. This is a one-of-a-kind application to help you…

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FPV Goggles
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See the World from Your DJI Goggles

Being able to see the world from the vantage point of a drone is spectacular. Using a set of FPV (first person view) goggles takes that experience to the next level. An awkward workaround was previously required if you wanted to fly your Phantom or Mavic with FPV goggles, but not anymore. Right now you can…

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Live stream disappoints

DJI’s April 23 Live Stream Disappoints Consumer Enthusiasts

DJI hosted a live streaming event on Facebook Sunday night. The event was designed to announce new products and kickoff the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) show in Las Vegas. Over 35 thousand viewers tuned in at the time of the live stream and most of them were disappointed by the failure of the world’s biggest…

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DYS micro racing drone
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My DYS Elf Can Run Circles Around Your Tiny Whoop

The new DYS Elf is a small mean machine. If your Tiny Whoop was on steroids, it would be the new DYS Elf. Drones like the Inductrix and E010 are fun, but they can’t hold a candle to a brushless drone like this new DYS. What Can We Expect From DYS? The DYS Elf is…

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Waterproof drones

Waterproof Drones are Coming!

With several recent announcements about waterproof drones, it’s only a matter of time before there is a waterproof drone that “takes off” and is a real commercial success. Who will be the winners and losers? What company really needs a waterproof drone? Let’s find out. Who will Win the Waterproof Race? Before we dive into the…

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P4 Advanced
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Is the Phantom 4 Advanced a Better Deal than the Pro?

DJI recently released a new model in the Phantom 4 line called the Phantom 4 Advanced. Half Chrome has all the news on DJI’s latest offering, with a detailed comparison and our own personal thoughts on which Phantom 4 is the best deal right now. In this article, we’ll also cover DJI’s new “Draw” flight…

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Swellpro Splash Drone
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SwellPro Splash Drone: Take it for a Swim!

The SwellPro Splash drone is one of the first “prosumer” drones that is safe to take with you to the beach or lake. SwellPro has spent a lot of time developing a drone that you can land in the water or fly in the rain. It can carry a high definition camera or you can even…

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Selfie Drone
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Take Your Selfie with an Elfie

The JJRC H37 Elfie is a light and ultra-portable drone. JJRC claims this to be the world’s smallest folding drone. It has about the same footprint as an iPhone 7 but is about twice as thick and a little bit lighter. The Elfie is designed to take selfies. “Dronie” is actually the new term for…

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DJI SPARK ON A MAVIC
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The New DJI Spark: Selfie Drone? Racer? Low Cost Option?

There has been a lot of speculation on what DJI’s next move will be. Will their next consumer drone be a Phantom 5? Will it be a Mavic 2? Will they downgrade the Mavic Pro and release a more affordable Mavic Standard? It seems that the next release from DJI may be none of those…

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Battle Drones: The Cheerson CX-60 is a Blast, Literally!

Let the battle begin! Remember playing laser tag as a kid? How fun would that be if you could do that with a drone? Well, now you can because Cheerson has developed battle drones. The CX-60 is a ducted, infrared-light-shooting, combat drone. These fun drones are sold in pairs and are a blast to fly,…

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Eachine BAT QX105

Eachine BAT QX105: A Mean Machine

Eachine has been churning out affordable brushed FPV micro drones lately and the BAT QX105 is one of the latest examples. It is on the larger end of the micro drone spectrum but has some definite advantages over some of the other drones they have produced. It has “Black Edition” 1020 coreless brushed motors that are…

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