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Best drones for kids: Find a toy drone that's safe, sturdy, and easy to fly

Mashable

So your kid wants a drone. That's not surprising: They've been a hot holiday gift for a few years running, and more options than ever are explicitly marketed toward the younger set. Still, there are a lot of drones out there, and it can be hard to tell not only which are actually good, but also which are safe, sturdy, and beginner-friendly enough for children. Your young pilot will probably crash this thing a few times, after all -- in a lot of cases (though not all!), a low-cost toy drone is your best bet. When it comes right down to it, the best drones for kids are ones that will be relatively easy to fly and can take a beating.


Xiaomi will soon launch its very own drone

Mashable

Is there anything Xiaomi can't do? The Chinese company, known for making cheap but powerful smartphones, makes a ton of other gadgets, including a kid-oriented smartwatch, a fitness band, a 4K-ready media box, a rice cooker (yes, really) and a self-balancing scooter. Now, judging by an image posted on the company's Weibo account, it's also going to launch a drone. SEE ALSO: Xiaomi Mi Max is a 6.44-inch behemoth of a phone Besides an image of a bug-resembling, futuristic looking drone, and a date -- May 25 -- the poster contains no additional info about the device. Last week's teaser, which consisted only of an image of a wooden propeller, offered even less in terms of details.


The best drones you can get for under $200

Mashable

There isn't just one feature to focus on when it comes to the DROCON U818 -- it's got a little bit of everything. No matter which of this drone's functions you put under the spotlight, you'll find something worthwhile. The footage quality and operational range both deliver high-quality results. It has a good FPV view, streams video in real-time, and it's super easy to learn with. The DROCON U818 takes a little bit from some of the best budget drones, and combines them into one machine.


Cyber Monday Special: These Collector's Edition Star Wars Drones Are 70% Off ($40)

PCWorld

One of Star Wars' defining hallmarks is its fast-paced starfighter dogfights. There are countless models and toys that you can reenact iconic scenes with, but these require a bit of imagination. However, with a $39.99 Collector's Edition Star Wars Propel Drone, you can relive these scenes right before your eyes. The Collector's Edition Star Wars Propel Drones are detailed, hand-painted models controlled by Propel's Reverse Propulsion technology. This allows the drones to reach up to 35 MPH and execute aerial maneuvers with the push of a button.