Who doesn’t want to fly? As drones get easier to use, we can get really close to the feeling of taking to the skies. Along with getting better, they’re also becoming more affordable, so even people on a budget can join the ranks of hobby pilots. One of the best names in the business is DJI, and they’ve got a pair of options that offer a great way into the world of drones.
The DJI Tello Quadcopter is great for beginner flyers and pilots on a budget. It sports electronic image stabilization, so you can automatically take off and land without risk of accidentally flipping over or smashing into the ground. Low-battery protection means it won’t suddenly drop dead from the sky. But with 13 minutes of life on a single charge, you can get a good run before that happens. And a slim form factor with Intel processor allows for easy aerial acrobatics. Maybe the best part, you can do this all straight from your smartphone. Or, if you’re fancy, you can fly with a VR headset thanks to the built-in 720p camera.
Buy now: Get a Ryze Tech Tello Quadcopter for $99.
For Marvel fans, there’s the Iron Man Edition Tello drone. First and foremost, it sports classic gold and red colors. It also comes with an app that adds an Avengers dimension to your flights. When you fly, you can enhance the experience with immersive missions to take on, under the guidance of FRIDAY, Iron Man’s AI assistant. It also has all the features of the standard version, including propeller guards, automatic takeoffs, and control from phone or other devices. You can even play the role of Tony Stark by programming the drone. It supports Mobile Scratch and Python, so you can custom code your own flights and tricks.
Buy now: Pick up the Iron Man Edition for $129.