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.See it at AmazonThe X-Wing auto-hovers, so it's much easier to master than drones of old. It comes with two batteries, so you can get 12-16 minutes of flight time instead of just 6-8. 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 and/or Speeder-Bike deal so you can stage proper dogfights. Pew-pew!CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products … [Read more...] about Insanely good Star Wars drone deal: Just $40
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CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter! I know I just posted a drone deal a few days ago, but hear me out. This is too good to pass up.Today only, and while supplies last, B&H Photo has the Propel Star Wars Quadcopters Fighting Kit for $99.99 shipped. That's two drones, mind you. The last time I wrote about these, they were $75 apiece -- and not long before that, $150! (Original price, if you're keeping score: $180.)You can choose two X-Wings, two TIE Fighters, two Speeder Bikes or nearly any mix of the three options. You can also get one for $59.99. Or even all three for $139.99. My two cents? Get an X-Wing and a TIE Fighter, duh. Because you're going to be staging aerial dogfights! Indeed, these flyers are all about indulging your inner Jedi -- or Wookie, … [Read more...] about Two Propel Star Wars drones for $100!
Review By Christine McKee Saturday, February 24, 2018, 09:15 pm PT (12:15 am ET) The battle is on as Propel's XT-65 X-Wing and Tie Advanced X1 take to the skies in our hands-on review of the iPhone-connected drones. Upon unboxing Propel's XT-65 X-Wing Starfighter and Tie Advanced X1, one is immediately greeted with dramatic Star Wars music, a unique feature that is sure to please fans. The drones themselves are front and center, each anchored to its own musical stand that lights up, displaying the hand-painted drones in a futuristic enclosure that oozes a collector-grade feel.Propel's Tie Advanced X1 Battle Quad In addition to the drones themselves, the kits also come with a 2.4GHz controller that's robust in size. There's a hidden smartphone holder that can easily be tucked away when not needed. With a little finagling, I managed to squeeze my iPhone X, which is housed in a Caseology case, into the stand and it felt nice and secure. Having a smartphone in plain view is beneficial … [Read more...] about Review: May the force be with you when flying Propel’s Star Wars battle drones
If you grew up watching Star Wars — and let’s face it, if you’re 50-years-old or younger, you did — at one time or another you probably fantasized about how cool it would be to fly an X-Wing, or a TIE Fighter, or perhaps the Millennium Falcon. These fictional vehicles are so ingrained in our collective western culture, it’s no wonder they’ve been brought to life again (and again) as models, action figures, video games, and LEGO. Oh the LEGO! But none of these incarnations have managed to combine an authentic appearance with the ability to actually fly. Spin Master came closest, but Propel’s new Star Wars Battle Drones have set the bar so high, it may be years before someone else even tries. The question is, did they do enough to please both Star Wars fans and drone enthusiasts, or are these just another set of mediocre Star Wars products? Read our Propel Star Wars Battle Drones review to find out if these are the drones you’re looking … [Read more...] about Propel’s dogfighting Star Wars Drones require Jedi-level piloting skills
CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter!Vwoom, vwoom!As much as my inner 9-year-old loved piloting the Propel Star Wars X-Wing drone I wrote about a few weeks ago, he'd go absolutely bonkers for today's deal.For a limited time, Lenovo is offering the Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR kit for $149.99 shipped when you apply e-coupon code JEDI50FANS at checkout. It's normally $199.99. And note that the code is case sensitive. Pro tip: Save an additional 8 percent with Ebates in the form of a cashback rebate. (And speaking of Ebates, see today's second bonus deal, below.) That will bring your net cost down to $138.Even at that price, this is an indulgence. And as indulgences go, they don't get any geekier than this. Don't care. Want, want, want!Jedi Challenges combines a … [Read more...] about Battle virtual Darth Vader with the Star Wars Jedi Challenges AR kit for $150