It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Wait, no, that’s just another drone.
Whether they’re snapping overhead shots, entertaining adults who are too old for toys, or delivering packages like Alphabet’s Wing, drones are seemingly here to stay.
These cutting-edge flying devices are insanely efficient, constantly advancing, and can be used in infinite ways. Heck, they’re even being tested as a means of delivering first aid in medical emergencies — 2019 is wild, y’all.
Of course, even with all the advantages drones present us with, we’ll be the first to admit: they’re also just fun as hell. They’re like toys that are somehow universally acceptable no matter how old you are.
Whether you’ve been on the fence about purchasing your first drone, or are looking for a reason to add a new one to your existing collection, this massive sale might just be the motivation you need. Pilots of all skill levels can take part in these 12 drone deals for up to 60% off in the Mashable Shop.
Drones on sale for less than $50
Beginner-friendly but still a blast to fly, the Force1 UFO 4000 LED Quadcopter Drone is easy to maneuver and can zip around at high speeds. It’s made for colorful stunts, as it features red, white, and blue LEDs and one-touch 360-degree flips. Get it for just $40 on sale (originally $50).
This PowerUp Dart Kit lets you supercharge the paper airplanes you made as a kid and control them with your smartphone. It comes with everything you’ll need to craft a paper airplane that takes off, lands, pulls some sick stunts, and reaches speeds up to 25 mph. It normally costs $50, but you can get it now for just $40.
If you prefer your fun and games with a side of educational value, this Force Flyers DIY Fly ‘n Drive Drone is the perfect option. Compatible with all major toy building blocks, you can build an RC car or drone that’s capable of 360-degree stunt flips and flies with precision. You’ll learn some valuable STEM skills like aerodynamics and weight distribution, and be rewarded with your very own flying and driving machine. Get it now for $40, down 20% from the original cost.
Drones on sale for less than $100
The Micro Drone 2.0+ offers a new perspective on the aerial photography, with 720p HD videography, a self-correcting stabilizing algorithm, and the ability to fly upside down like it’s NBD. Just throw it up in the air and it will stabilize itself as you stay entertained with flips, rolls, and HD footage. Originally $175, you can save 57% now and get it for just $75.
New to the drone experience? The Force1 U49WF is great gadget for drone newbies. It features three speed settings, an altitude hold feature, a 720p HD camera, real-time WiFi FPV, and can take off with the single press of a button. Plus, it’s compatible with VR headsets, so you can get the full first-person experience when you’re ready. Pick one up for $89 on sale – 40% off retail value.
Not all drones have to look like robots. This one looks and flies like a bird by flapping its wings as it takes off and gliding through the air once it reaches altitude. It even charges up by perching on an egg. You can control it from your smartphone and fly inside or outside at speeds up to 20 km/h. Grab the Bionic Bird for $99.95, a 33% discount off the original price of $149.95.
The Spectre Drone lets you choose your skill level before taking off. But even beginners will feel like pros in no time, thanks to its unprecedented level of control and stability. It’s equipped with auto takeoff and landing, LED lights, and an HD camera that would make your iPhone envious. Plus, with a 50-meter range, you can explore the world around you and watch live using the Spectre app. Worth $150, you can pick up this innovative drone for just $60 right now.
Marvel fangirls and fanboys alike will love these licensed RC Super Drones. Each one is styled after a different superhero (Spider-Man, Iron Man, or Captain America) and is perfect for beginner pilots. They have a lightweight, yet durable foam body, four-channel controls for an easy flight, and the ability to do acrobatic stunts. Get one on sale now for just $83 (originally $185).
Drones on sale for than $150
A step up from the 2.0+, the Micro Drone 3.0 was designed for 3D VR flight. With a compatible VR headset, you can virtually hop aboard the flight and fly at speeds of up to 45 mph. Flip, flop, and fly upside down as you capture cinematic footage with its 120-degree angle lens. Usually $215, you can get one now for $129.
For the more experienced pilot looking for versatility, this Ryze Tech Tello Quadcopter from DJI is a perfect choice. Toss it in the air and you have the option to control it via remote controller, VR headset, or smartphone. Its 720p resolution, electronic image stabilization, and high-quality image processor make for incredible photos and videos. Plus, it’s programmable with Scratch, which allows you to learn some coding and make changes as you grow. Fun? Check. Educational? Check. Get the quadcopter for $129.
Drones on sale for more than $150
Who said drones could only conquer the skies? This Whiteshark Mix Underwater Scooter lets you explore the depths of open waters by gliding at speeds up to 3.35 mph. The dual propellors create 8.8lbf of thrust each, pulling you through the water at depths up to 131 feet. You can even attach your own action cam and record your aquatic adventures. Get your own for $649.99 (originally $699.99).
Selfie sticks were cool while they lasted, but the AirSelfie2 is now the best way to take selfies. Its turbo fan propellers send it up to 65 feet in the air to take wide-angle, truly original photos. Thanks to an anti-vibration shock absorber and a 12MP camera, your photos will look professionally-shot, and you’ll barely have to put in any work. You can control this high-tech drone cam using the free iOS or Android app and it’ll fly for up to 50 minutes with the help of the included PowerBank case. Typically $250, you can pick one up for $199 and be the envy of your Instagram followers.
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