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November 9, 2022

Do you have a drone enthusiast on your holiday gift list? Maybe you’re interested in what camera-equipped drones can do. Or perhaps you’re a content creator that wants to up your cinematography game. Whatever your reason for getting into the drone market, the good news is that these flying cameras are cheaper than ever. But does that make them worth buying?

In our top story, Review Geek news editor Andrew Heinzman details the equipment and technology that goes into a drone. He also tells you what to expect from an inexpensive model, lays out what situations are appropriate for a cheap(ish) drone, and what ones are worth your money–if any.

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TODAY'S TOP STORY Are Cheap Drones Ever Worth The Money?


We’ve finally reached a point where drones are affordable. Still, enthusiasts insist that you need to spend $1,000 to buy anything decent—a drone of this price may be overkill for you, but frankly, some cheap drones are genuinely awful. So, when is a cheap drone worth the money, and how cheap can you go? Read More »

 
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Tesla’s Latest Software Recall Fixes Power Steering on 40,000 Cars


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