A quadcopter pocket drone for 72 percent off? I’d buy it.

A beginner's drone for $28.

I never understood the fascination with drones—until I received my first one over the holidays. It was a small green quadcopter that looked more like a toy you’d pull out of a McDonald’s Happy Meal. I wasn’t too excited, but the second I turned it on, I was hooked. If you didn’t get a drone for the holidays, buy one for yourself. This Metakoo Bee Mini Quadcopter is on sale for $28.

You can fly these drones indoors and out. My friend tried flying a DJI Mavic Pro—highly recommend these drones, too—inside and put a hole in his wall. The mini drones, like the one on sale, won’t do nearly as much damage. Plus: they come with four extra propeller blades, just, uh, in case.

While the flying time only lasts for 5-10 minutes, the internal battery charges quickly. The drone comes with an altitude hold function, which senses changes in air pressure. It’s also got three speed modes and a six-axis gyro to balance or stabilize the drone’s flight. And, yeah, it can do 360-degree flips.

Amazon; $28.

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Billy Cadden

Billy CaddenBilly Cadden is the Director of Commerce for the Camden Media tech group. He was part of NYC indie rock band The Postelles, and currently releases solo music under his name. His latest work is available on all streaming platforms. Contact the author here.