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Rule the skies this summer with these two drones, on sale for more than half off

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These double-pack of drones is on sale now.
The sky isn't the limit with these two drones.
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Just a few years ago, you’d be lucky to find a decent drone for less than a thousand dollars. Now you can get one that’s smaller, more nimble, has better cameras, and costs significantly less.

With the Alpha Z Pro 4K + Flying Fox 4K drones bundle, you can get two high-quality, dual-camera drones for the price of one. And if you get them during Cult of Mac Deals’ Memorial Day Sale, which ends May 31, then it’ll only cost you $159.99 (regularly $398) for both of them.

This camera solves a major problem with drone photography

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The Insta360 Sphere camera works with two DJI Mavic drones, keeping them out of the shot.
The Insta360 Sphere camera works with two DJI Mavic drones, keeping them out of the shot.
Photo: Insta360

An issue amateur drone pilots face taking photos or shooting footage is that the drone itself often shows up in the shot. Then, if they want to make that aerial photography perfect, they — or someone they pay — has to edit the drone out afterwards.

Insta360 said Tuesday it solved that problem with it’s new Sphere, a 360-degree camera specially designed to keep the drone “invisible.”

Compact new drone packs a 48MP camera and obstacle sensing

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The DJI Mini Pro 3 can fly for 34 minutes on a standard charge.
The DJI Mini Pro 3 can fly for 34 minutes on a standard charge.
Photo: DJI

DJI launched its newest consumer drone Tuesday, the compact and lightweight Mini Pro 3. It’s just light enough so you don’t have to register it with the Federal Aviation Administration. Folded up, it fits in the palm of your hand.

And it packs features associated with bigger, pricier drones, like a 48MP camera, 4K 60fps video and obstacle sensing.

Would you buy a drone just to take selfies? Now you can.

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The Pixy drone can be your flying camera.
The Pixy drone can be your flying camera.
Photo: Pixy

If you take selfie photos constantly, maybe you’re ready to move beyond smartphone camera timers and selfie sticks for your pics. Is it time to start dabbling in aerial photography?

Sure, why not. Especially if Snapchat’s second-ever piece of hardware finds an audience when it goes on sale.

Snapchat’s parent company, Snap, unveiled a drone called “Pixy” last week. It said the little flying camera is designed for taking selfies.

Arm your drone with GoPro’s new ‘Black Bones’ camera

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GoPro's new version of the Hero10 Black strips away weight and bulk.
GoPro's new version of the Hero10 Black strips away weight and bulk for use with drones.
Photo: GoPro

GoPro rolled out a new first-person view (FPV) drone camera last week, though only in the U.S. It’s a stripped-down version of the company’s popular Hero10 Black action camera called the GoPro Hero10 Black Bones.

As the name implies, it’s bare-bones, brought down to a very light weight. So you can attach it to your drone and fly it around.

Donate a drone to help protect Ukrainian civilians [Updated]

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Want to help protect Ukrainian civilians during the Russian invasion? Donate a surveillance drone.
Want to help protect Ukrainian civilians during the Russian invasion? Donate a surveillance drone.
Photo: Skylum

Among the various calls for help on behalf of Ukraine during the Russian invasion, software company Skylum offered a way for you to donate a surveillance drone that could help safeguard Ukrainian civilians from the ravages of war.

“You can help Ukrainians to protect themselves as your drone will provide real-time pictures of the situation on the ground,” Skylum said in a blog post Thursday.

Reached for comment via email from Western Ukraine, Skylum Marketing Manager Sabina Iliasova told Cult of Mac how drone deployment will work and why it’s so crucial. She is the contact who will handle donations.

Get a foldable camera drone with 3 batteries to maximize your flight time

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This compact drone comes with 1, 2, or 3 batteries!
Fly for a full hour with this folding drone and two extra batteries.
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A drone is only as good as its battery. Some last for as little as five minutes, which is barely enough time to take to the air and do anything.

This Foldable HD Dual Camera Mini Drone, currently on sale from Cult of Mac Deals, isn’t like that. It’s a compact, folding quadcopter with two HD cameras and impressive flight controls, and a battery that lasts 15 to 20 minutes.

And if you want to stay high even longer, you can get one that comes with one or two extra batteries for a longer flight time, and each one is on sale.

Get more than $100 off this hi-res foldable camera drone for Valentine’s Day

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Get this awesome foldable camera drone for less than $140
Capture stunning bird's-eye photos and videos with this full-featured drone.
Photo: Vivitar

If you’ve been thinking about buying a camera drone to take stunning aerial photography, now is the time to do it. That’s not just because you can grab great prices these days on refurbished high-spec tech like this Vivitar VTI Phoenix Foldable Drone. Or even because this particular model is on sale right now.

Now’s the time to pull the trigger on a camera drone because in Cult of Mac Deals’ Valentine’s Day Sale, you can drive down the low sale price even further. You can take an extra 15% off when you enter the code VDAY2022 at checkout.

That means you can scoop up this drone for just $135.15. And that’s more than $100 off the regular price of $249.

Get 2 awesome quadcopter drones for the price of 1

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This double-drone deal is 56% off.
Don't settle for a single eye in the sky.
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The Alpha Z Pro 4K + Flying Fox 4K Wide Angle Dual Camera Drones are advanced quadcopters capable of capturing high-def imagery. In this package deal, you can get them both for less than the price of a single drone. And that price is only $174.99 (regularly $398).

Why settle for one drone when you can get two? Grab this dual-drone bundle and save more than 50% off the usual price.