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DJIs Mavic Mini drone combo pack is $200 off today only

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DJI’s Mavic Mini drone is arguably the best model for most people in the company’s lineup purely because it’s small, easy to take with you and fairly simple to fly. At $500, the Mavic Mini is expensive for a high-tech toy, but much more affordable that full-sized drones. But for today only, you can get the Mini in a combo pack for $200 off, bringing it down to $300. The pack includes the drone, the remote control, three batteries, three pairs of spare propellers, a number of cables and extra control sticks and a carrying bag.

Buy Mavic Mini combo pack at Amazon – $300

DJI is known for making impressive drones, and the Mavic Mini is no exception. One of the biggest hurdles of flying a drone is deciding to take it with you, and that can be a difficult decision when you have a massive flying machine to consider. But the Mavic Mini is small enough that it can really come with you anywhere without inducing much anxiety. When folded up, it’s roughly the size of a soda can and weighs about the same as a large smartphone, making it light and fairly discrete.

It’s also pretty easy to fly, and you can do so with either your smartphone or the included remote. It holds up to wind decently, and although it doesn’t have obstacle avoidance like DJI’s larger drones, it does have GPS and a downward-facing sensor that helps it hold position even when you don’t have satellite reception. The Mini shoots video in 2.7K/30fps or 1080p/60fps and it supports Dronie, Rocket, Circule and Helix QuickShots, which are automatic moves that the drone can perform to get some cool footage in a short amount of time. There’s no ActiveTrack on the Mini, which is a bummer, but it’s to be expected that DJI would save some advanced features for its higher-end models.

Our biggest gripes with the Mavic Mini are the fewer smart modes at its disposal, along with the core camera features it’s missing and a slightly flakey video stream over WiFi connectivity. Otherwise, it’s a solid, compact drone that’s a great options for those eager to get their hands on one of these gadgets without dropping too much money.

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