Propel’s Star Wars drones are flippin’ awesome. I own one, and I’ve had the chance to dogfight with a friend who owns one. Pure geeky fun, let me tell you.
They started out at $180 and have seen some pretty good sales in past months — but rarely this good: For a limited time, Amazon has the Propel Star Wars T-65 X-Wing Quadcopter for $40. Update: Amazon proper is sold out, but that same link is currently leading to seller Ultimate Electronics, which shows a price of $44. (This may change if their inventory runs out as well.)
See it at Amazon
The X-Wing auto-hovers, so it’s much easier to master than drones of old. It comes with two batteries, so you can get 12 to 16 minutes of flight time instead of just 6 to 8. The controller is large and easy to hold, and it plays Star Wars music and sound effects.
I don’t know how long these will last at this price, so if you’re even slightly interested, I’d jump at this. Then sit tight and wait for a TIE Fighter or Speeder-Bike deal so you can stage proper dogfights. Pew-pew!
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