We Declare This $99 Fun Machine the Perfect Starter Drone

Hardo neighborhood drone guys need not apply

May 22, 2018 9:00 am

For the majority of us, drones are like that TV show your friends have told you about for years that you never got around to watching. Yes, you’re interested, yes, it seems great, but no, you simply do not have the time and energy to commit to it. And frankly, all the brouhaha is starting to get a little annoying.

We can’t solve your streaming concerns, but here’s an easy entry point on drones: the pocket-sized and accessibly priced Fairy Drone, currently fundraising on Kickstarter, where it’s raised $120K of its $30K goal … with over three weeks left to go.

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What can you expect? The little feller flies on three different flight speeds, propelled by four brushless motors, can zoom around for up to 16 minutes on one charge (that’s a plus for the pocket-size drone market, trust) and pairs to your phone with its own app, offering you a chance to control via an on-screen pad or through motion control (tilt phone left, Fairy Drone obliges). It also shoots photo and video. When done, simply call it home and tuck it in your back pocket. But don’t sit on it. 

Now is the time to take advantage of early-bird specials. You can snag one here for $99, a solid discount from the $149 expected MSRP.

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