Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony EA Play Live Deepfake version of young Paul McCartney Dune trailer Mercedes-Benz plans all-electric lineup by 2030 Unemployment tax refunds
CNET editors pick the products and services we write about. When you buy through our links, we may get a commission.

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.


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.

Read MoreAll the latest Amazon coupons

CNET's Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and check out our CNET Coupons page for the latest promo codes from Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon and more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page.