Save up to 60% on 5 great ways to satisfy the jones for drones [Deals]

This limited-edition flier that packs an amazing amount of moves in its palm-sized frame.
This limited-edition flier that packs an amazing amount of moves in its palm-sized frame.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

It’s fine to admit it: you get a little jealous every time you see someone playing with a drone. Why not join the fun with a little drone of your own? We’ve found five deals on compact, fully-equipped and affordable drones to get you flying, filming, and having fun in no time and for next to nothing.

Early bird special for a fully equipped, HD-ready mini drone [Deals]

Our pre-order special for the SKEYE is your chance to get a drone of your own.
Our pre-order special for the SKEYE is your chance to get a drone of your own.
Photo: Cult of Mac Deals

Is there a better sign that the future has arrived than meeting with friends at a park to play with flying robots? Another such sign might be that you can now get one of those robots for the price of a dinner date. The SKEYE Mini Drone is about to launch, at a whopping 34% off for anyone who pre-orders — just $64.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Parrot MiniDrone Is Most Lusted-After CES Revelation So Far [CES 2014]

By

ces-2014-4b
Journalists flocked to the Parrot booth. Credit: Eli Milchman

CES 2014 bug LAS VEGAS — Maybe tech journalists are prone to ADHD, and simply attracted to things that flit about. Or maybe the rest of the gadgets strewn about the room at CES Unveiled, the press-only event that customarily kicks off CES for journalists, just weren’t all that zingy this year. Or maybe Parrot‘s Lilliputian drone really is that cool.

Whatever the reason, Parrot’s new MiniDrone — a miniaturized version of their AR Drone with no camera but detachable wheels that let it roll about on the ground or “climb” a wall — drew throngs of tech bloggers and had camera crews lined up to film.