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20 Best Toy Drones Under $100

The sub-$100 price segment in the market for toy drones is the most popular and crowded segment. Here is our list of the best 20 toy drones that you can buy for $100 or less. Since there are just so many models in this price segment, this list …

7 Best Affordable FPV Headsets under $100

Ever since we saw the first version of Quanum’s DIY FPV Goggle, affordable FPV headsets have started flooding the market en masse. These days, buyers have plenty to choose from when it comes to shopping for sub-$100 FPV headsets.

10 Best Aerial Photography Drones Under $700 (2016)

The sub-$700 price range is the most exciting segment for aerial photography drones. This is a highly contested battlefield where emerging brands such as XK and Cheerson get to take on established players such as DJI and Yuneec for market dominance.

10 Best Drones for Beginners (2016)

Whether you’re new to quadcopters and looking for something light and easy to play around with … or an aspiring drone pilot looking for a trainer drone to hone your flying skills, mini quadcopters are a great way to start familiarizing yourself with the world of multirotors.

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DARPA’s New Project Sidearm Can Catch Drones in Mid-air

Remember how Mr. Miyagi caught flies using chopsticks in Karate Kid and how swift and precise he was? Well, the Pentagon’s research wing — DARPA, now has an apparatus that in some ways mimics Mr. Miyagi’s fly catching skills.

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Syma Unveils New X20, X21, X19 and X15 Toy Quadcopters

Syma recently unveiled a whole new range of toy quadcopters aimed at the sub-$100 price segment. The new lineup includes an update to its X9 Explorers “flying car” — the new X19W and a range of compact selfie drones.

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Military Scout Drones Could Look More Familiar Than You Expect

A great deal of the technology we employ in everyday civilian can trace its development back to military origins. Investment in military research and development has provided us with everything from microwave ovens to GPS. The next years could see this situation somewhat turned on its head…

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Turnigy 9XR Pro (In-Depth Review)

The Turnigy X9R Pro is the updated version of the earlier X9R and offers an affordable alternative to more expensive transmitters with pro grade features such as the Taranis X9D Plus. Despite its reasonable price tag, the Turnigy has pro ambitions as suggested by its name.

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DJI’s Success Spells Trouble for Startups

New York’s ABI Research – a leader in tech market intelligence – predicts that the value of the market will reach $32 billion over the next ten years, representing an average 32% year-on-year growth. But these figures alone don’t reveal the substantive changes taking place within the market itself.

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FLIR Duo Brings Thermal Tech to Hobby Drones

FLIR now makes thermal imaging possible for consumer drone users with the Duo — its latest offering that comes in a familiar GoPro form factor. The new FLIR Duo offers similar thermal imaging capabilities as the more expensive FLIR Vue but in a more compact form.

Newcomer Tovsto Has Promising Range of Consumer Drones

Shenzhen-based Tovsto may be a new brand in consumer drones having been in the market for only a year but that hasn’t stopped it from fielding an impressive lineup of drones ranging from small FPV racers to industrial drones.

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