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DJI 360° camera drone
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DJI Phantom X: Fact or Fiction?

In November 2015 DJI “announced” the Phantom X. They published a YouTube video promoting the new drone, using actors and technology insiders to discuss the fictitious drone. Two years later the Phantom X still isn’t a product, but some of its features have already started to creep into other DJI Drones. We will walk you…

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Halo 3000 in front of light painting it created
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Create Beautiful Light Paintings With a $50 Drone

The idea of using drones for art is not a new one. Intel has pioneered using hundreds of drones in coordinated light shows. DJI has teased at the idea of the Phantom X, that can be controlled using hand gestures to create “paintings in the sky”. We did something far less complicated and, in our…

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CX-OF

Cheerson CX-OF: An Optical Flow Micro Drone

We finally got our hands on one of these tiny little quads and it is a lot of fun to fly. The new Cheerson CX-OF, also sold as the Virhuck V3, is the smallest drone ever to include optical flow technology. The CX-OF may be tiny, but it packs in a lot of features. “Optical…

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Halo 3000 LED drone title image
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Force1 Halo 3000: An Awesome Beginner Drone with a Hidden Feature

The Halo 3000 is quickly becoming one of my favorite drones. It is very easy to fly, it is extremely durable and the Halo’s LED lights look great in the dark. Both my 8-year-old son and 9-year-old daughter love to fly it the Halo 3000 and I think that speaks a lot as to how…

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DJI Spark clone

19HW: A Good Looking Spark Clone

The 19HW is another small portable drone looking to capitalize on the popularity of the impressive DJI Spark. While it looks a lot like a Spark it is a very different drone. Checking in around $40 that is expected as the DJI Spark starts at $499. It is still a very capable drone with an…

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Cyber Monday Drone

Cyber Monday Drone Deals

What’s better than Black Friday? Well… pretty much everything. Who wants to drive out to a store, wait in lines, deal with grumpy soccer moms that were up at 4:30 trying to get a deal on some lame toy? Sleep in. Enjoy your turkey hangover. Those deals probably weren’t deals anyway. Cyber Monday is where…

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is DJI making a racing drone?
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Is It Inevitable That DJI Creates a Race Drone? Yes It Is!

DJI recently released the DJI Goggles RE (Race Edition). This is just DJI’s most recent foray into the hobbyist racing drone market. With the Goggles announcement came a fun promotional video, more on that below. Like the Phantom X video before it, the latest promotional video gave us a teaser, this time for the Phantom…

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Goggles RE
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New: DJI Goggles RE (Race Edition)

DJI has released the new Goggles RE just in time for the holiday season. These Race Edition goggles are built to work with DJI drones, race drones, DIY drones and fixed-wing aircraft. These all-in-one goggles might just be the best goggles on the market and they also tell us something about the direction DJI is going. Does…

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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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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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