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Redpawz Blast R020

The Redpawz Blast R020 an unabashed copy of the Ryze Tello. I often wonder where these smaller drone makers come up with these names. Why not just be forthcoming? Don’t pretend you aren’t trying to capitalize on the Tello’s success, embrace it. We once tested a Dobby imposter called a Dobbin, they had the right idea….

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We Found the Best Selfie Drone

Everyone loves a good selfie and there is no better selfie than a dronie – a selfie taken from a drone. Nothing beats the unique perspective that you can get from the air. With the right drone, you will likely be the only one of your friends posting pics from above. We have done the…

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Syma Z2: The Cylindrical Selfie Drone

The new Syma Z2 is an interesting drone. It is a small cylindrical drone with folding arms. It comes with a unique “case” that makes it easy to travel with. It even has a decent camera. You won’t need a remote as this little quad will fly with your smartphone. Keep reading to learn more….

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Syma Z1: A Pocket-Sized Selfie Drone

The Syma Z1 is a small selfie drone with an HD camera with optical flow and altitude hold stability. It folds up so you can take it with you and flies via an app on your smartphone. If you are looking for a selfie drone this is one of the better cameras you will find….

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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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The Dobby: An Affordable GPS Drone Under $200

The Zerotech Dobby was an impressive drone when it was released a couple years ago, but the price tag was a little high. Many drone enthusiasts initially cringed at the idea of a “selfie drone” but with other small flying cameras gaining popularity (like the DJI Spark), the idea is now more mainstream. Now that…

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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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Tello Vs. Spark: Which DJI Starter Drone is Right For You?

Despite appearances, the Tello and Spark are two very different drones. The DJI Spark is a powerful flying machine in a pint-sized package. It includes advanced features and sensors, not the least of which is GPS guidance. The Tello is a true beginner drone designed for kids of all ages. At just $99 it blows the…

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