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Deal Of The Day: 20% Off On The 180 QX Drone With HD Camera + Extra Battery

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There are all kinds of drones flooding the market at the moment, for pretty much any budget. The 180 QX Drone is somewhere in the bottom mid-range, normally costing $239 but discounted to $189 today. We’re even throwing in an extra $5 off if you use the coupon code “qxdrone5″. For your money, you get a drone with a 720p camera that can also record stills.

The 180 QX is a great ready-to-fly drone for pilots of any skill level. It has three different flight modes: High and Low angle modes emphasize stability for photography/filming, while Agility mode allows for ariel stunts such as loops and rolls.

With the included camera, you can easily capture high-quality videos or images while you fly. Don’t like leaving the house? No worries – the 180 QX is small enough to fly in the inside, but durable enough to take some beatings in the great outdoors.

One charge will get you between 5 and 10 minutes of flight time, and this drone comes with one spare battery so you can keep on going even as the other charges back up.

[ Get the 180 QX Drone ]

Deal Of The Day: 53% Off On The Limited Edition Code Black Aerial Drone + Camera

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Drones are a very popular gift this holiday season, so it’s pretty cool to see one for $69. It’s all the more exciting to know that the Limited Edition Code Black Aerial Drone comes with its own camera, which records at an acceptable 720×424 (.3MP) resolution. Oh sure, you won’t get stunning HD aerial footage, but come on, we’re talking about a $69 drone here. It does all the droney things, like flips and self-stabilizing flight, and is able to keep it up for around 7 minutes on one charge. You have less than 10 days until Christmas, so hurry up because this particular gift should definitely make someone happy this Holiday Season.

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Zano Drone Follows You For A Fraction Of The Price

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A while ago we wrote about The Airdog, a somewhat heavy-duty drone whose distinguishing feature was that it could follow you around, filming you, while you did whatever stunts you wanted. It was, and is, a great idea, but the AirDog was expensive at $1,200 or so. Now we have news of the Zano drone, which purports to do much the same thing. Granted, this is a palm-sized device that may not offer the same kind of stability or robustness as the AirDog, but at $335 (£215) it’s hard to dismiss. The Zano tethers to your phone through WiFi and can fly itself. Press ‘hold’ and it stays in place, filming you in 720p from as far as 30 meters away. Press the Follow button, and it finds a way to keep the set distance between itself and you, while trying to keep you in the frame. IR sensors all around the drone make sure that it doesn’t run into any obstacles while it’s filming. When you’re done, a press of yet another button will cause it to return to base, for you to easily retrieve it.

There are several more features on this drone, such as a customizable 8X8 LED panel on the front, but we won’t list them all. Check out their fully funded Kickstarter for more details. A pledge will get you a drone by June of 2015.

[ Project Page ] VIA [ Geek.com ]

DOTD: Cyber Monday Drone Roundup, 10% Off On All Drones

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Drones have shown to be pretty popular this Holiday season, so now’s the time to get in on the action. It’s Cyber Monday and for today only we’ll be giving you guys an additional 10% off all the drones in this roundup. They are already discounted, so this 10% is in addition to that. You have models ranging from $69 to $750, so take your pick.

To get the additional 10% off, simply enter “HAPPYCM10″ at checkout!

[ The Limited Edition Black Aerial Drone + Camera at $69. Camera drone for $70! ]

[ DJI Phantom FC40 for $499. Professional quality drone. ]

[ The Extreme Micro Drone 2.0 + Aerial Camera for $75. Weighs an ounce, has a camera. ]

[ 3DRobotics IRIS+: The Elite Drone Backed By Richard Branson for $750. Autopilot, follow-me, pro-level. ]

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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[ Project Page ] VIA [ Walyou ]