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Xiaomi MiTu: A Tello Competitor for Less

The Xiaomi MiTu is a small drone that was built to compete with the Ryze Tello. The MiTu has a 2 MP HD camera, optical flow, and some interesting flight modes. The MiTu offers onboard video storage. Will these things be enough to compete with the game-changing Tello? Keep in mind the MiTu also checks…

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Tello 2

The Ryze Tello was a game-changing drone in a few ways. Right now it is possibly the best drone you can buy for less than $100. It is incredibly stable and with electronic image stabilization and a 5 MP camera you can get pretty darn good pictures and video for the price. With the Tello, Ryze…

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Tello Extended – 2X to 5X Your Range with the Xiaomi Mi WiFi Extender

The Ryze Tello is controlled via a WiFi connection to your Smartphone. We wanted to boost the power of this signal and see if we could eek out some more range and better video transmission from the Tello. We did some research on antennas and by far the most popular budget option seems to be…

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Say Hello to the Ryze Tello! (With DJI and Intel Smarts!)

The Ryze Tello is the best drone you can buy for under $100. We have flown a lot of different drones and this one stands out. Keep reading to learn more about the awesome Tello. See how the Tello stacks up against some of our other favorite sub-$100 drones here.  The Tello is now available on DJI.com…

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What is the Best Drone Under $100?

You don’t have to break the bank to get a good drone under $100. We’ll show you five solid options and you can decide for yourself which one is best for you. Best Beginner Drone: Ryze Tello The Ryze Tello is probably the best drone you can buy for any beginner. It is small, lightweight…

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DJI Mavic Air: The Newest and Smallest Mavic

DJI has announced what is maybe its most impressive achievement yet, the Mavic Air. They announced the Mavic Air despite the fact that DJI is already dominating the consumer drone market with their existing lineup that includes the best-selling Mavic Pro, top-performing Phantom 4 Pro, and small cute quad, the Spark. With the release of the…

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At a New Low Price the Yuneec Breeze is Worth Another Look

The price of the Yuneec Breeze has been falling fast. First listed 18 months ago at an inflated price of $499, the Yuneec Breeze can now be found at retailers like Amazon for less than $200. Thanks largely to competition from Yuneec’s fast-moving competitor DJI, the price of the Breeze is now finally in line…

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AEE Sparrow – Is AEE’s First Selfie Drone Any Good?

AEE put on quite a spread at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2017. I was very impressed with the quantity and apparent quality of their drone offerings. I found it curious that such a well-polished company was not selling outside of China. Almost a year and a half later you can finally buy the AEE…

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Tello Vs. Toys – How Does DJI’s Tiny Tello Really Stack Up?

On January 8, 2018, DJI and Ryze changed the market for inexpensive quadcopters forever with the release of the $99 Tello. Our first reaction was “oh snap, the toy drone makers are screwed.” There are plenty of good quadcopters under $100 but before the Tello, they all had one huge problem holding them back –…

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Ryze Tello vs Parrot Mambo: Which is the Best Micro Drone?

The Ryze Tello and Parrot Mambo might just be the two best drones in their class. The Parrot Mambo is an excellent starter drone and probably the closest competitor to the Ryze/DJI Tello. They both are extremely stable and have good cameras. That makes them both excellent option for beginners. When it comes to small…

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