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The Best Drones Under $600 on Amazon, According to Hyperenthusiastic Reviewers

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Here at the Strategist, we like to think of ourselves as crazy (in the good way) about the stuff we buy, but as much as we’d like to, we can’t try everything. Which is why we have People’s Choice, in which we find the best-reviewed products and single out the most convincing. While we’ve covered the best tech toys for kids, the best VR headset, and a certain foldable drone from DJI, here we’re covering the best drones on Amazon. (Note that reviews have been edited for length and clarity.)

Best mini-drone under $100

Holy Stone HS170 Predator Mini RC Helicopter Drone

“Amazing value for $39.99. I had been wanting a fun little drone to fly around the house. This is a lot more than I expected for the price: the packaging and product quality are very good. The controls are extremely sensitive for flight, and this drone is so fast it sounds like a fly as it zips around. I would recommend this to anyone who wants a drone to fly around the house, or for beginners looking for a durable first RC quad. I smacked this little drone off of just about everything in my living room till I got the hang of it, and it has taken zero damage.”