If you’re shopping for a sub-$100 drone for yourself or as a holiday gift, you have to check out this deal on the Ryze Tello. It’s a beginner quadcopter that comes with some of the features and flight tech found in the more expensive drones, and for a limited time you can pick one up for just $80.

Features include:

  • Industry-leading components from DJI (yes, that DJI)
  • Auto takeoff and landing with throw-and-go (just throw the drone up in the air)
  • Vision Positioning System facilitates precise hovering
  • Take 5MP still shots and 720p video
  • Range allows you to operate up to 100m away
  • Compatible with VR headsets and controllers
  • Runs for up to 13 minutes per charge
  • Tello is programmable with Scratch—an MIT-developed coding system

The Tello, for me, is the best sub-$100 drone on the market, and it’s not even close. In this space you don’t typically see DJI-built components or an Intel processor, and you rarely see a 5MP camera that takes 720P videos. Plus it’s easy to learn to fly and it’s very stable—crucial for beginners.

Buy for $80 $100

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