The Best Black Friday deals of 2017

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Save that money with these Black Friday deals.
Save that money with these Black Friday deals.
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The holiday season is finally upon us and you know what that means? Killer deals on all the tech gadgets you’ve been lusting after all year.

Black Friday deals for 2017 are already setting the internet into a tizzy of anticipation with big discounts on 4K TVs, smart speakers, drones, iPads, smartphones and much more. Cult of Mac will be rounding up the best deals right here so you can spend less time Black Friday shopping and get on with life.

Here are the best deals worth checking out:

Exclusive white DJI Mavic Pro drone lands in Apple stores

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The Mavic Pro is the iPhone of drones.
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DJI unveiled the latest iteration of its popular Mavic Pro drone today and it comes with a classic Apple look.

Just in time for the holiday season, the new Mavic Pro Alpine White comes with an all-new white body that is reminiscent of the iPod and old white MacBook that were so popular. And the only place you can buy it is the Apple store.

Map your Wi-Fi, clean your Mac or fly a drone [Week’s Best Deals]

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This week's best deals include powerful Mac maintenance tools, sleek drones, and more.
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With summer coming to a close, the Cult of Mac Store is still bringing in hot new deals. This week, we’ve got a discount on top-shelf Mac maintenance app CleanMyMac 3. Plus, we’ve got half off or more on Final Draft 10, a sleek drone with 4K video, and an app for maximizing Wi-Fi connections. Additionally, for a limited time, you can get an additional 15 percent off each deal by using the coupon code “BYESUMMER” at checkout.

3 things make this micro-drone extra-cool [Deals]

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Ease of use, high def VR streaming, and affordability made this micro drone a huge Indiegogo hit.
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For the tech-aware, few things catch the eyes and ears as surely as a drone. They seem like tangible proof that the future has finally arrived. Ultimately, they’re just plain fun.

However, drones can be expensive. Luckily, new drones are hitting the market that offer easy flight, awesome features and a reasonable price point. The lure of the drone life grows stronger every day!

Go full X-wing with this nimble racing drone [Deals]

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Get your Millennium Falcon on with this high speed, highly maneuverable racing drone.
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Consumer-level drones are fun, but someone with a proper racing drone can pull aerial moves like Luke Skywalker — and it can make anybody jealous. Racing and doing acrobatics requires a better drone and more experience than most people have money or time for. That makes the Aerix Black Talon an exciting option for anybody looking to up their drone game.

It’s an affordable, high-performance drone that will scratch your itch for speed and maneuverability. It sports a range of flying options, a built-in HD camera and other great features. And right now, you can get an Aerix Black Talon for just $99.99 at Cult of Mac Deals.

Enter to win a killer DJI drone [Deals]

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Enter to win one of two top shelf drones from DJI, the Phantom and the Mavic.
Enter to win one of two top shelf drones from DJI, the Phantom and the Mavic.
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Drones are getting more and more common, but they haven’t become any less cool. Sitting at the sweet spot between affordability and awesomeness is DJI, makers of the uber popular Phantom and Mavic drones. You’ve seen them before, they’re the drones that look like they flew straight from the future. Now you can get one of these two drones, among the best money can buy, for no money. Enter to win a DJI Phantom 4 Pro or Mavic for free at Cult of Mac Deals.

Affordable first drones and the perfect minimalist camera strap, this week on The CultCast

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Affordable first drones and our favorite gadgets on The CultCast!
Affordable first drones and our favorite gadgets on The CultCast!
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This week on The CultCast: Astounding facts and figures from Apple’s newest earnings report; Nintendo promises a bunch of new iOS games; how to get the best deal in cloud storage; affordable options for your first drone; the perfect minimalist strap for your mirrorless camera; and we pitch you our favorite gadgets in an all-new Fave N Raves!

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Mavic Pro: The coolest gadget since the original iPhone [Reviews]

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The Mavic Pro is much more than a cool flying toy.
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Tiny cameras that can fly still seemed like a sci-fi dream just five years ago, but with DJI’s new Mavic Pro drone, the future has arrived ahead of schedule.

When it comes to drones, no company is killing it right now more than DJI, and the Mavic Pro is its most amazing achievement yet. Yes, some drones fly faster and shoot better video, but the Mavic Pro is the ultimate drone for people who love photography, flight and the outdoors but don’t want to be weighed down.

Best of all, you don’t need to be a practice drone pilot or tech nerd to have a blast with the Mavic Pro. Here’s why it’s our favorite drone ever.

Hands-on with AirPods and the best gadgets of 2016 on The CultCast

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Affordable first drones and our favorite gadgets on The CultCast!
Affordable first drones and our favorite gadgets on The CultCast!
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This week on The CultCast: It’s our epic final episode of 2016! We’ll wrap up the year with our hands-on review of the hotness themselves, Apple’s AirPods. Then … is Apple’s “Golden Era” drawing to a close? We discuss. And finally, ya’ll know we review a lot of products during the year — we’ll reveal our absolute favorite gadgets of 2016!