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AirSelfie Takes the Selfie Game Airborne

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Look, like it or hate it, the selfie is here to stay. And while you may have tried to up your game with the use of a selfie stick, you’re going to feel pretty “little league” when you see what the AirSelfie can do. It’s a tiny drone designed specifically to take selfies. How? It’s small enough that it fits inside a cellphone case. This means that whenever the fancy takes you, you just have to slide it out of the case and let it fly up to 20 meters (66 feet) away, where a 5MP camera will be able to take pictures of you and store it in its 4GB internal memory. The drone is also able to record HD-quality footage. There are three flight modes, with the simplest being “Selfie Mode”; presumably this means it’ll just park itself at a distance and take pics. The purpose-built case comes with its own battery, so it’ll charge the drone when not in use, giving it a 3 minute flight time.

Compatible smartphones include the iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 7 Plus, Huawei P9, Google Pixel and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge. For those without a compatible phone, a separate power bank is available that can be used to charge the drone up to 20 times. It also sports a Micro-USB port that can be used for charging.

It’s currently undergoing some crowdfunding, with a €179 (US$189) pledge securing you a drone, a phone cover and a Micro USB cable. Shipping is slated for March 2017.

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Sunflower Home Awareness System Is The Future Of Home Security

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If you live in the kind of property that Mr. Burns might’ve lived in, you might be in the market for a serious security system. Well, it doesn’t get much more impressive than the Sunflower Home Awareness System. Why? Because it comes with its own autonomous drone. That’s right, if something triggers the alarm, you’ll immediately be notified on your smartphone and you’re then free to deploy the drone. It will fly around your property and send back a live feed, so that you can see whether you’re dealing with possible intruders, or if it’s just the neighbour’s dog who wandered into your yard again. A set of ‘Smart Lights’ that you place around the yard serve as motion sensors, as well as pleasant illumination.

Pricing or availability hasn’t been announced yet, but you can pay $25 to reserve yours today.

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Deal Of The Day: 33% Off On Bionic Bird, The Furtive Drone

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Why should quadcopter drones have all the fun? It turns out there’s a whole bunch of different types of drones you an fly, and the Bionic Bird: The Furtive Drone is one of the better looking and more intriguing ones.

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a full-featured drone that look exactly like a bird. This biomimetic drone is so convincing, you’re going to want to keep it away from your pets. A remarkable piece of engineering, the Bionic Bird undergoes such strict quality controls that each bird is built like a prototype, designed to be expertly controlled directly from your smartphone.

– Perch & charge your Bionic Bird in just 12 minutes on the portable egg
– Recharge your bird about 12 times on a single egg charge
– Pilot the bird w/ your smartphone
– Fly w/ total control indoors or outside at speeds of up to 20 km/h

It looks pretty awesome and is priced fairly reasonably, at $99.95, down from $150.

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Flybrix Kits Lets You Build Your Own LEGO Drones

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Two of the hottest items on the market these these, LEGOs and drones, combine in one kit called Flybrix to bring you the pleasure of assembling right at home. Each kit comes complete with everything you need to assemble a fully functional drone with LEGO bricks.

The Deluxe Make Your Own Drone Kit Using LEGO® Bricks comes complete with the all the components including LEGO® Bricks, design plans, plus software you need to build your own quad, hex, and octo airframe designs! It also gives you the enhanced piloting option for flying your drones using radio control on top of the full Flybrix build-and-fly experience. No extra tools or supplies needed.

Each kit contains over 50 LEGO bricks, batteries, propellers, motors, and literally everything for as low as $149 for the basic kit. For an extra $40, you can get the Deluxe kit which adds a radio controller for added range.

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Battling Star Wars Drones Are A Thing That You Can Buy

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When we write about Star Wars merchandise, it’s usually just some stuff that looks like something in the movies, and doesn’t do much, like a lamp or a toaster or something. But these Propel RC Star Wars “Battling Quad” Drones are something else: they carry lasers that can tag their opponents, grounding them after three successful hits. You’ll thus be able to conduct some pretty gnarly aerial dogfights, since these are some pretty powerful drones too, reaching their 25mph top speed in only 3 seconds. They come in 74-Z Speeder Bike, Tie Advanced X1, T-65 X-Wing Starfighter, or Millennium Falcon variants. But since we’re talking about serious toys, we’re also looking at serious prices ranging from $325 to $400.

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Deal Of The Day: 33% Off On Chimera Drone & Crash Pack

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Quadcopters are so yesterday. If you add 50% more rotors, don’t you think you get 50% more fun? The Chimera Drone & Crash Pack wants you to believe so, anyway.

You’ll find new meaning to the old adage, “good things come in small packages,” when you fly this peppy, lightweight drone. The smallest hexacopter on the market, the Chimera uses the latest 6-axis flight control system to maintain a super stable flight. With 3 flight speeds and a built-in Flip n’ Roll feature, this little bad boy is loads of fun to fly.

– Enjoy a super steady flight w/ 6-axis gyro technology
– Fly w/o interference from other transmitters on 2.4 GHz technology
– Toggle between 3 flight speeds depending on your pace preference
– Show off your flying ability w/ Flip n’ Roll mode
– Charge & return to action in just 40 minutes
– Get back & flying quicker after a crash w/ the included crash pack

Normally $60, it’s $39.99 after today’s rebate, shipped for free.

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Deal Of The Day: 33% Off On FlexBot DIY Camera-Drone Kit

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Drones, drones, drones. The fad doesn’t seem to die down, but it’s nice to see at least a little bit of variety in the various offerings hitting the market. The FlexBot DIY Camera-Drone Kit changes things up a bit by allowing you to custom build your own drone.

This DIY quadcopter kit comes with all of the essential drone components unassembled, so that you can build the custom drone of your dreams. You can even sketch and print your own shells to give it a true personal edge. Then, use your phone to pilot your creation, and record the epic footage to prove it.

– Build your own fully-operational drone from scratch
– Use your smartphone as a remote thanks to gravity sensors
– Control your quadcopter’s movement w/ your phone or tablet
– Mount 3D-printed shells directly to the circuit board
– Design & print your own shells
– Snaps pics from the air w/ the Wi-Fi cam
– Download the app to control gravity sensors, record video, take photos & more

Normally $149, it’s $99 after today’s deal, shipped for free.

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Deal Of The Day: It’s A Giveaway! The Phantom 4 by DJI

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Not every deal post is a deal post. Sometimes it’s a giveaway, like today. And we’re pretty pumped about this one. The DJI Phantom 4 is the king of drones, as far as we’re concerned. It’s a $1,400 masterpiece. And you could win it by entering this giveaway!

This exquisite piece of machinery is redefining what it means to fly a drone. With photo quality unheard of for a flying camera, and technology that gives NASA a run for its money, Phantom 4 will fly harder, better, and faster than you ever imagined possible.

Enter now for your chance to win!

What do you have to do? Follow the link below, and just enter. It’s free to try!

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Deal Of The Day: 27% Off On SKEYE Nano Drone with Camera

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The SKEYE Nano Drone with Camera is one of the most popular drones in the OhGizmo! store, and now it’s back on special. It’s pretty understandable that it sells this well, given that it’s a palm-sized drone with a camera on board, and it costs less than $50!

You don’t need years of drone-piloting experience to have a ridiculously fun time with the SKEYE Nano Drone—with built in camera. This bright orange quadcopter automatically calibrates each time it hits the sky, so you’re promised an enjoyable ride whether you choose beginner, intermediate, or advanced mode. Use the remote to hover and move through even the smallest of spaces, thanks to SKEYE Nano’s small and nimble design. Throw your cares to the wind, literally, as you throw this drone in the sky and take flight.

– Epic throw-to-fly functionality
– Advanced 6-axis flight control system w/ adjustable gyro sensitivity
– Built-in LEDs for night flights
– Capable of aerobatic flips & exciting maneuvers
– 4 replacement rotor blades for stress-free crashes
– Bright orange design for a unique stealth style
– Miniature size for nimble flight paths
– 3 flight levels from beginner to expert

Normally $69, it’s $49.99 with today’s deal.

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