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Deal Of The Day: 60% Off On Snowflake Micro-Drone

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When we’re talking about 60% deals, we tend to get excited; it is, after all, a huge portion of the price that’s been slashed off. We’re even more excited when it’s on an item that people seem to love these days: a drone. Specifically, you’re looking at the Snowflake Micro-Drone, which is able to do a ton of stuff for not a ton of money.

The Snowflake’s smooth maneuvers, flawless 4-way flips, and 360˚rolls in any direction make it truly best in class. Soar, hover, flip, and tilt with ease or join a fleet of drones, thanks to advanced anti-collision technology. This fun quadcopter, with its durable design and gyro-stabilization, is fit for any terrain and any pilot ready to hit the skies.

– 6-axis gyro technology for smooth & steady flight
– High-speed mode for outdoor racing
– 4 multi-color LED lights to navigate the night’s sky
– 2.4 technology to avoid multi-drone collision
– 4 safety-protected propellers for crash recovery
– 4CH digital proportional RC system for indoor & outdoor flight

Normally you’d have to pay $100 to own this, but after the rebate you’re left with a paltry $40. That’s pretty amazing.

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Deal Of The Day: 58% Off On Striker Spy HD-Camera Drone

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Another day another drone? Well, not quite. You’re looking at a quadcopter drone that can fly for up to 30 minutes, shoot HD footage, and costs $70! The Striker Spy HD-Camera Drone seems to hit the sweet-spot between features and price:

Even a fear of flying shouldn’t prevent you from soaring to great heights! Fly up, down, and every way in between with the Striker Spy Drone. Encased in a hardy plastic shell, yet still light enough to maneuver, this drone handles even the most complex tricks you throw at it with ease. The internal gyro ensures a smooth flight no matter the conditions, and the built-in camera allows you to film and snap photos of your aerial shenanigans. In no time at all, gravity will be nothing more than a technicality.

– Film 30 minutes of aerial footage using the integrated HD camera w/ built-in shutter stabilization
– Take up to 50,000 photos from mid-air
– Fly the Striker right out of the box w/ limited setup required
– Seamlessly calibrate in order to handle long-distance flying
– Pull off tricks & flips in midair thanks to the 4 rotating motors and 4.5 channel gyro
– Guard against radio interference w/ the transmitter’s 2.4GHz frequency

Considering all the features, it’s well worth the regular $170 asking price. At $69.99, it’s a steal.

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Deal of the Day: 36% Off On Hubsan H111 Drone

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It’s one thing for drone prices to drop. It’s another for them to drop to the point where they’re starting to cost about so little you have to ask yourself not whether to buy, but rather how many to get. The Hubsan H111 Drone is an inexpensive drone that seems to do just about everything you’d expect from a flying quadcopter.

Get ready for some uninhibited summer fun with this outside-friendly, ultra-stable nano drone. The Hubsan H111 is a sleek, bright quadcopter that’s ready to fly out of the box, and full of awesome functionality like 360 degree flips and rolls. It’s time to put down the PS4 controller, get outside, and get flying, because as they say: life’s short, fly a drone.

– 4-channel 2.4Ghz radio system
– Extremely lightweight & easy to maneuver
– 360-degree roll & flip functionality
– Ready-to-fly out of the box
– Outdoor & indoor flight ready
– Integrated gyro technology for stability
– LED lights for night flight

So the real kicker comes in at the point where we tell you the price: $31.99, instead of the usual $50!

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B-Unstoppable Is A Tank Quadcopter Hybrid With An Awesome Name

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So now you’ve seen every type of quadcopter drone under the sun, from the tiny palm-sized ones to the large professional camera rigs, and all that’s left to do is wait for prices to drop and drop. Or… wait for new companies to cook up new and creative form factors, like the B-Unstoppable pictured above. See, it’s not just a quadcopter drone, it’s also a remote controlled tank! That’s right, when it’s on the ground you can drive the vehicle over rough terrain, and simply take off if it comes across anything too large to drive over. The basic version doesn’t have a camera, but it’s possible to outfit the B-Unstoppable with a 720p camera that shoots at 30fps, as well as a wireless FPV (first person view) system that beams back images as you fly. Getting in on the action will cost you a £55 (about $85USD) pledge for the basic system, while the price goes up to £99 (about $152USD) for the all-inclusive FPV version.

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[ Project Page ] VIA [ TheAwesomer ]

Sprite Drone Isn’t A Quadcopter, Does The Same Things

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We’re used to seeing quadcopter drones, as this form factor is the one that’s favoured by just about every manufacturer out there. It works well enough, so we have nothing in particular against it, but after finding out about the Sprite, we can see room for improvement. Quadcopter drones are great until they’re forced to land on any surface other than one that’s completely flat; at that point they’re in danger of damage. But the Sprite drone, with its vertically stacked twin counterrotating retractable blades, is able to land on just about any surface. As soon as it touches down the blades retract in half a second, and the rest of the body is able to safely roll out of harm’s way. The body is waterproof so you can land on “rocks, a bush or even a swamp without issues.” And while it’s in the air it

has fully autonomous flight using waypoint navigation and “follow me” modes, along with a built-in 1080p camera (with optional 3rd party FPV) and a 2-axis stabilized gimbal. You’ll also get a GoPro compatible 2-axis gimbal that can be swapped without tools, and control via a smartphone, tablet, or optionally, an R/C transmitter. The current flight time is around 12 minutes with the LiPo batteries, but the makers are striving to improve that before it ships.

The Sprite is not a toy and this is reflected in the price: it’s $799 to get started, with an additional $150 for the R/C transmitter, and another $300 for the First Person View capability.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Engadget ]

Deal Of The Day: 41% Off On SKEYE Nano Drone

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The drone rage continues unabated, and prices keep dropping. Think about the fact that you’re looking at an incredibly small remote controlled quadcopter drone that you’ll have to pay only $35 to own. And then read about all the features you get in a $35 package!

Meet the SKEYE Nano Drone, the shockingly agile and tiny flying machine, perfect for airborne stunts (like figure 8s, banking turns, flips, etc) both indoors and out. The Nano Drone provides high thrust, low weight, and has incredibly responsive controls that are complemented by advanced hardware to give the Nano Drone outstanding stability and maneuverability.

– RTF (ready to fly) technology
– 6-axis flight control system w/ adjustable gyro sensitivity
– Extreme portability
– 3 distinct flight modes: beginner, advanced pilots, and seasoned flight veterans
– Stable & easy to fly
– Aerobatic “flip” capability
– LED lights for night flights

When I was a kid, I would have wanted to sell a kidney to own something like this. Today you can have it with one week’s Starbucks budget. We live in exciting times.

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Lily The Drone Hits The Sweetspot Between Approachability And Professionalism

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The world of drones is generally populated with two types: the cheap drones with either no camera or cheap cameras, which are more akin to toys and would never be considered by a professional photographer. And the fancy rigs that cost thousands and require you to attach your own expensive cameras on them. Lily falls somewhere in between. It’s a self-flying drone that comes with its own camera capable of shooting 1080p video at 60FPS, and 720p slow motion at 120FPS. But the real magic happens in how hands-off Lily is: you simply attach a wrist-worn wireless tracking beacon which the drone then just follows, or leads, or circles, depending on your wishes. Capturing cinematic shots, or exciting action shots has never been easier. Lily is waterproof, so even if it lands in a lake, you haven’t just fried it. Lily starts by being tossed up in the air, and will keep going for up to 20 minutes on a 2h charge. Lily is awesome, just watch the video below if you aren’t convinced.

It’s very similar to the Airdog we wrote about last year, only Lily is a $499 pledge at the moment, with full retail expected to be twice that. This is considerably less than AirDog, and to be honest, Lily is much, much cuter.

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Wallet Drone Fits In Its Controller, Which Fits In Your Pocket

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Drones are getting smaller and smaller. Right now you’re looking at the Wallet Drone, which is small enough to fit inside its own controller, which itself is small enough to fit in a pocket, albeit a little snugly. The rest is pretty standard drone fare, which means it’ll fly for 5-7 minutes, do flips on command, and charge back up in 20 minutes. The fun part is the controller itself has a battery which can charge the drone, so you don’t have to make a trip back home to get it going again. There are even some bright LEDs for night flight. All this in a $40 package seems like a winning proposition. It’s a fully funded crowdfunding campaign, so delivery should happen in July of this year. Super early Christmas gift?

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Deal Of The Day Roundup: The Code Black Drone, Android Bot Collection, And Earjax Earbuds Are All Discounted

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Sometimes we drop the ball and fail to report on some great deals. But we think you guys shouldn’t have to go without finding out about them just because we got waylaid. So here’s a quick recap of what we missed last week.

The Limited-Edition ‘Code Black’ SD-Camera Drone
This is consistently a popular product in our store, and for good reason. You get a small drone with a video camera that records in standard definition for $69. That’s dirt cheap, especially for a self-stabilized drone that does flips on command as well.

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The Android Bot Collectible Bundle
Big fan of Google and Android? Display that love with pride with the Android Bot Collectible Bundle. You get 3 randomly chosen exclusive Android mascots, which are 3″ tall. They come in Green, Business Man, Taxi Bot, Yeti, Pinkey, Bear Tag, or Ruby Red varieties, and you can collect them all if you’re so inclined. It’s $19.99 for the box, down from $34.

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The Earjax ‘Lyrics’ Noise-Isolating Headphones
You can get a set of earbuds for cheap, or you can get an inexpensive but quality set that was designed with a big price in mind, and is now massively discounted. The Earjax ‘Lyrics’ Noise-Isolating Headphones are designed with a “precision fit & studio quality sound, oversized high-definition drivers, high frequency response & rich bass, and engineered to block outside noise.” Normally $100, you’r being asked to pay $34.95.

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