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This mini DJI Mavic lookalike is fun to fly and a fraction of the price

What does DJI's drone have that this one doesn't? Well, lots of things, actually, but the Eachine E58 is still a great buy -- especially with this exclusive discount code.

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The Eachine E58 does a mighty good DJI Mavic impression -- and least in terms of looks.


Honey, I shrunk the Mavic! Actually, Eachine did the shrinking, and although the E58 quadcopter hardly matches the Mavic in terms of features, it sure does look similar -- right down to the folding arms.

As for the price, it's even more miniaturized: For a limited time, and while supplies last, you can get the Eachine E58 drone for $49.39 with promo code BIDK8DEY. Regular price: $76. (If you see this for less elsewhere, it's probably the version with the 0.3-megapixel camera. This one has a 2-megapixel camera.)

This is a fast and fun little flyer, with an excellent two-joystick remote and features such as altitude-hold, one-key takeoff and return and headless mode.

You can also put your phone in the mix for real-time streaming video and a few other nifty extras. That said, as with most lower-end drones , don't expect top-notch (or even stable) video quality. But if you like the cut of the DJI Mavic's jib, this is a nifty little clone for a fraction of the price.

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