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

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Quadrotor copters are all the rage these days, and the SKEYE Nano Drone stands out. The thing is tiny, measuring 4.0 × 4.0 centimers (or 1.57 × 1.57 inches), and literally fits in the palm of your hand.

The Nano Drone is high thrust, low weight, and has incredibly responsive controls that are complimented by sophisticated circuitry, piezoelectric gyros, and accelerometers to give the Nano Drone outstanding stability and maneuverability.

You’ll love this drone because anyone can fly it anywhere. It offers three distinct flight modes – one for beginners who are just learning to fly, another for more advanced pilots, and a third, ‘expert’ mode for seasoned flight veterans.

A 30 minute charge will give you about 8 minutes of flight time, with a 50m range. No, there’s no video camera on this one, but at $35 that would be asking for a miracle. Still, it’s the time to be thinking of Christmas presents and the SKENE Nano Drone seems right in the sweet spot.

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Deal Of The Day: 46% Off On Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 + Aerial Camera

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Drones are all the rage these days, and it’s nice to see prices dropping. The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 + Aerial Camera features self-stabilizing flight that works even in windy conditions. Throw it about and watch it right itself automatically. A 2.4GHZ transmitter gives you a 400 foot range, while the attached camera can swivel about to catch shots from more angles. For $75, it’s hard to find a better deal.

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Nixie Wearable Drone Takes Your Pics, Is Worn On Your Wrist

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Imagine this scenario. You go outdoors to do some cool outdoorsy activity, all by yourself. Suddenly you realize you’re doing something awesome and you’d like to immortalize it, so you unclip your fancy wristband… which immediately turns into a fully functional quadcopter drone with a camera. It flies out, takes a few pics or video, then flies right back to you. And just like that, you took a third person selfie, from angles that would normally be impossible. If that sounds too science-fiction for you, be aware that it’s a real product in development. It’s called the Nixie Drone, and the project literally just got wings: it recently won $500,000 through a design competition held by Intel.

That’s right, Intel was holding a MakeItWearable Challenge, aiming to further invigorate the wearables market. Nixie recently got the top prize, giving it enough cash to take the rough prototype much closer to becoming a product you can buy. We’re not sure how far away they are from being able to ship it, but the technology presumably exists to make something like this. So keep an eye out on this space.

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Deal of The Day: 55% Off On The Limited Edition Code Black Drone + HD Camera

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Back by popular demand, the Limited Edition Code Black Drone is a cool, inexpensive way for you to obtain aerial HD footage. For less than $100, you can take this quadcopter to the skies for up to 7 minutes at a time, capturing video in 720p onto a micro SDHC card. Stability control allows this palm-sized drone to be piloted with ease, and there’s an “expert mode” if you feel like getting more fancy.

This current sale has the drone available for $89 for the next two days. It’ll ship in time for Christmas, so now’s the time to get one of the coolest Holiday presents before it’s too late.

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Ambulance Drone Could Save Your Life One Day

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It’s estimated that out of the roughly 800,000 people who suffer a cardiac arrest in the EU each year, only about 8% of them survive. That’s in large part due to how long it can take emergency services to reach the patient. While 10 minutes may not seem like much, brain death occurs in 4 to 6 minutes so every second counts. That’s why a device like Alec Momont Ambulance Drone could save lives. It would carry a defibrillator, travel up to 60 mph, and be able to reach its target within one minute. The patient’s exact location would be communicated via their smartphone’s GPS, and as long as someone is nearby to administer treatment, survival rates could easily increase to 80%

The drone is a graduation project at the moment, and isn’t in the process of getting to market. However, Alec intends to pursue its development and hopes to see a viable product within 5 years.

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Anura Pocket Drone Looks Super Awesome

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Quadrocopters are all the rage these days. We’re calling them that now for those of you who take issue with them being called drones. You’re technically right, but hey, people are calling these toys drones so we’ll go with that too if you don’t mind. So, anyway, the Anura Pocket Drone packs a tiny low-res camera, is slightly larger than an iPhone, and can fly for up to 16 minutes on a charge. That makes it appealing to anyone who wishes they could play around with a drone but have always been put off by their size. And the smaller ones usually lack a camera, so the Anura pocket drone solves both issues: it’s small, super portable, and has a camera! The four propellers fold in to the frame, which is what allows its small size. WiFi connectivity extends its range, as well as it allows it to stream video directly to your smartphone. That’s some pretty fancy functionality for a device that’s going to cost you a $195 pledge. But you’ll sadly miss the holidays, since delivery is expected for April 2015.

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Deal Of The Day: 23% Off On DJI Phantom FC40, The World’s #1 Rated Drone

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We’re sure you must have come across one of those stunning aerial videos, only to gripe about how ridiculously expensive the drones they use must be. Well, we’d like you to know that there are some models that are actually affordable. The DJI Phantom FC40 is a quadcopter that can shoot 720p/30fps HD video through its integrated camera. The WiFi connection can send a live feed up to 980 feet away, but the 5.8Ghz remote control can actually operate the vehicle as far as 1,640 feet away. Integrated stabilizers and dampeners keep the image steady, while an autopilot and a “go-home” GPS landing feature ensure that even beginners can take to the skies. And if 720p isn’t your thing, the housing can also accommodate other cameras, like GoPros.

Normally $649, the FC40 is now $499 with today’s deal.

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AirDog: Have Your Own Personal Drone Follow You Around And Film Everything You Do

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This is one of the coolest things we’ve seen in a long time. AirDog is a system involving an HD camera-equipped quadcopter drone, and a ruggedized portable “leash” that you carry on your person at all times. In this fashion, you can have the drone follow you as you move around, filming your stunts from above. Since you have the emitter beacon (the AirLeash) on your person, it knows where you are exactly, and is able to keep the shot focused and somewhat centered in the frame. The camera is kept steady through the use of a gyro-stabilized gimbal, and produces some cinematic shots of incredible quality, at least if you judge by the sample footage.

The portable beacon has some controls on it which allow you to set the height and angle of the camera, while a smartphone app allows greater control over flight paths. There are a ton of presets, as well as the ability to create your own. You’ll get between 10 and 20 minutes of flight time, depending on speed, which maxes out at 40mph.

It’s a really fantastic system and unlike anything we’ve come across in this field. It won’t be cheap, sure, but if you pledge now you can get a $300 from its estimated retail price of $1,500. So that’s $1,195 for now, with an estimated shipping date of November of this year.

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Deal Of The Day: 41% Off On SKEYE Drone With Built-In Cam

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It seems everyone these days is getting a quadcopter drone, and why shouldn’t you? The SKEYE Mini Drone pictured above is about palm-sized but does carry a camera that will record directly to an SD card. We’re not sure what resolution or framerate, but at $99 you can’t expect 4K cinematic shots, people. Still, there’s a good amount of tech, including gyro-stabilization, and a remote control that’ll work up to around 80m. A 30 minute charge gives you about 8 minutes of flight time, which is plenty enough to get a bird’s eye view of, uh, the beach and stuff.

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