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Tello Remotes – Flaws, Fixes, and the Right Remote for You

The Ryze Tello is the most notable drone under $100 and it is a Half Chrome top pick. With excellent flight time, a great app, and best-in-class camera, the Tello is an awesome little quadcopter. The Tello is missing something important though – a remote control. Instead of including a remote, DJI and Ryze provide…

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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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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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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. Unlike the Tello, the MiTu offers onboard video storage. Does that mean the MiTu will beat the game-changing Tello in the under-$100 category? Keep…

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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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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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Program the Ryze Tello with Scratch

The Ryze Tello is an excellent drone. It is incredibly stable and has a solid camera. Its flight modes are something you’d expect to find on a much more expensive drone. It might just be the best drone under $100 that you can buy. One thing that sets the Tello apart from other drones is…

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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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