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Ryze - Tello Quadcopter - White And Black

Model: CP.TL.00000041.01/CP.PT.00000252.01SKU: 6201408

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 256 reviews

92%
would recommend to a friend

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Rating 3.4 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome mini quad loaded with tech

    Posted
    Steve
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    For the past couple of months, I've been sucked into the quadcopter drone hobby. I love this hobby since it combines my love of photography along with my love of RC. After getting sucked into this hobby and ordering a Mavic Pro, a few spare batteries, extra propellers, and other various accessories; along with the required FAA registration and following their rules; I've learned flying the Mavic can be a chore since I live fairly close to a helipad and alerting nearby ACC can be a chore when I just want to go out and play after work. Say hello to the Tello! It's well under the FAA required registration weight. It flys similar to my Mavic Pro. I'm amazed how resistant this little guy is to moderate wind. It's small, nimble, and quite robust for the size; I'm also surprised it handled a couple head-on crashes it subjected to in high-speed mode with no damage! Upon impact, the accelerometer would immediately cut off and disable the motors preventing further prop or additional damage. Also, this has to be one of the more if not the most stable micro quadcopter on the market. I've owned the Cheerson CX-10 micro quad, Ares hobby class quadcopter in the past, and given my nephew a UDI U28-1 FPV quad last Christmas; among all of those I've owned or used, the most comparable flyer I've used is the Mavic Pro. Yes, this little guy doesn’t have the GPS or forward facing Vision system; but for the most part, it feels almost as refined as my Mavic Pro. It's remarkably stable and the auto takeoff and landing features are a nice touch too. Now the negatives; I've attempted to pair this with various devices. the first device, my Oneplus 5 phone works flawlessly, however, on my fiance's Moto X Pure, the application will randomly crash or fail to detect the Tello even if the phone's connected to the wifi network. Next, on-screen controls can be a little annoying at times. I've often noticed I've hit a home button or swiped out of the app; my next purchase will be a compatible T1D controller to minimize this issue. Video quality could be better. Unfortunately, all media is streamed from the drone to your phone or tablet; resulting in stutters when there's significant interference. In daylight, photo quality is shockingly decent. Colors are saturated, vivid, contrast, and sharpness are good. However, low light performance is poor and what you'd expect from a typical laptop webcam. Finally, the most annoying gripe for me is the battery. To recharge, you need to provide your own micro-USB cable and physically connect to the quadcopter. Recharging typically takes about 90 minutes per battery via USB. 3 hours to recharge 2 batteries for a total of 26 minutes of flight time is a buzz kill for me. The authorized recharging hub charges the batteries sequentially; 30 minutes to recharge each; meaning one at a time so 90 minutes for three batteries. I'm tempted to buy a 3rd party charger that's able to recharge 4 batteries simultaneously with a 30 minute recharge time total. Overall, a great transition drone between the toy models and the premium DJI or Yuneec drone. For me, I've waited years before buying the more expensive products since I've had horrible luck with the toy and hobby class products; I feel this is a good transition product that provides me with the practice I want without risking my expensive drone. I'll save that one for the weekend! Also, you can learn programming using the SDK along with MIT's Scratch. I have yet to try that yet, but this is quite an educational product for STEM students.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A Cut Above Quadcopter in its Pricerange

    Posted
    Martywan
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    I’ve had several small drones and quadcopters all under$100 and they all were underwhelming. This Tello is the bomb! The program that operates it is highly developed and seems free of bugs. On takeoff it hovers like it’s on a pole, even in a breeze. The motors seem strong, are reliable and after hours of flying they are still working well and sounding normal. The craft, overall. Is well made, is high quality in assembly and design. Operating the craft on your phone is great and the system they’ve designed is good, intuitive, easy to understand and taking pics and working and saving pics using their system is easy. The picture quality is pretty good when the light is ample but grainy at dusk or in heavy shade. Videos are not shaky at all, really a nice feature. One of my only improvements might be to eliminate the maximum altitude setting which can’t be changed by the user. Max altitude is 9.9 meters. So, as I learn to fly a drone the Tello is a fine flying machine that is forgiving, well made, has great features, is priced right, is rugged and is great fun. I recommend this item!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent starter drone

    Posted
    TF1222
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    This is a fantastic drone if you're just starting out. It flies incredibly stable, even outdoors so long as the wind isn't too strong. The first night I got it I made the mistake of trying to fly it at dusk. I crashed it into the back of a house around two stories high and it crashed to the ground and I thought for sure it was done. Wrong! There wasn't a scratch on it and it still worked perfectly. I've been going to an open field near me since to get used to flying it. The camera on it is serviceable, nothing that's gonna blow you away but that's to be expected at this price point. I'll upload some shots I've taken with it. Overall, it's an outstanding drone for 99$. Just keep your expectations realsitic at that price and you'll really enjoy it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great starter drone :)

    Posted
    RobNarly
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    Smiling and flying within 15 minutes of having fully charged the battery. DJI tech gives the Tello ultra stable flight characteristics, the drone is programable and customisable, andyour newer smartphone can be the controller, but I found the Gamesir T1d controller($35+/-) more sensitive to small inputs. Best Buy and the Dji store have controllers for android and iphone. I found a cool case for it and also use a Xiaomi Mi wifi extender($10+/-) with a small USB powerbank($10+/-) to get 100m or so of unobstructed range to extend my control which is otherwise limited to the range of your phone's wifi. I liked mine enough to buy 2 more, 1 for my cousin, and another as a lender to friends so we can fly together :)

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Little Drone

    Posted
    XOSherlock

    For a sub $100 drone this is very stable, takes great pictures and has descent safety features. I bought for it's size (see pic next to iPhone 7) but wanted something that took decent pictures (see image of flower bed). The handling of the drone is great and the app is similar to the DJI Go app for the Mavic Pro, Spark ar Air. The charging time is one drawback. My son whose 7 can fly the drone easily. The controller app is also similar to the Parrot Mini Drone one. Pretty happy with it overall.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    I mean the idea is good..until you open it up

    Posted
    Shay
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    Honestly it should be $20. At most. It feels plastic and I’m embarrassed to even have it in public. You’d be better off in a sauna type of room trying to take a selfie with a camera where half the lense has been redacted with a sharpie. Because that’s the quality of the pictures you’ll get with this little plastic waste of space. Also put it in your china cabinet because the wing will break off as soon as you go to use the thing in a day where the wind is maybe slightly above moderate. Because it will crash to the ground as soon as you try and get it in the air. Also I hope you have like 9292929292 batteries to kill the environment with because the charge lasts about as long as my ex boyfriend did. K that’s the tea

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Drone!

    Posted
    WarriorsFan410
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    Bought this as my very first drone. Was looking for something that can do photo and video at descent quality as well as fly indoors. This little drone is perfect! Image quality especially outdoors is amazing. Videos shoots at only 720p which is ok but not the greatest if your buying just for the video. It’s fast, portable and can be customized. Different color props, prop guards, and even the Trello body. It’s great for outdoors when there is no heavy wind but because it’s small can be flown indoors as well. Great for those rainy days. Flight time is about 10 - 13 min so spare batteries are a must. Can be flown with the phone or a Bluetooth remote controller.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Loads of fun

    Posted
    Tonybooks
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    I purchased "play" drones before buying this one thinking I would practice on a lower priced one before investing a few dollars. Those prior purchases resulted in frustration, minimal flight time and the feeling like I couldn't have fun flying drones. I made the plunge and decided to by a Tello and now I fly it just about every day, EVEN IN THE HOUSE! The control and handle is unbelievable especially for the price. The app is easy to use and allows you to fly the drone and take pictures and video worry free. I love this thing. I wish I bought it first rather wasting money on those toys.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Not Compatible With Android 8

    Posted
    LighthouseGuy
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    This may be a good beginner drone but has lots of problems. Using my Moto G6 to install the Tello app and then connecting to the Tello WiFi, a firmware update was required. I waited and waited and waited, NOTHING! Now, moving on I check the Tello website only to learn neither Moto phones nor Android 8 are supported. Granted lots of phones work with this drone, but many more will NOT according to the Tello website. It is my opinion either/both the manufacturer and/or Best Buy should have offered much better information about this drone's limitations connecting to various phones and operating systems. My advice, BUYER BEWARE!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best small drone in its class

    Posted
    netfolks2000
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    This little drone is the best in its class of small drones. It has underbelly sensors that allow it to fly as stable inside as a drone with GPS outside. It doesn't go as high or far as the big ones outside but it does fly outside as well as long as it is calm. It has some really neat flight modes, does flips, etc. Even has a fast mode. It is the most stable small drone I have encountered and takes great photos and 720p video. It is fun, easy to throw up for a long 13 minute flight, again a change of paradigm for small drones.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to fly

    Posted
    Ds123
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    Bought for my kid's birthday. They had no issues learning how to fly. Downloaded the app to the tablet and it worked immediately. If you want to learn how to fly a drone, this is the one. The only only downfall is the battery life is short about 10-13 minutes based on flying and outside temperature. When we had a hot day over the weekend, it shut down early because of the heat. Also, buy a second battery while you are charging the first one. Great fun and the drone dose a good job of showing video or a snapshot.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    My 5th one and still doesn't work

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    Qst3
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    No video, well usable video apparently the colors are misaligned so I have read in a three-dimensional version of the video. All separate colors are about an inch in different directions. but yes I can take pictures I can't see what I'm taking a picture of but it will save pictures and those are okay. But flying the Drone I can either fly blind and take pictures, fly with the video on and make it seem like I'm staring at a 1950s 3D movie without the glasses, or I can just return the fifth drone again.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great first time drone

    Posted
    SamB
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    Great first time drone to learn how to fly drones and control them. Controlled by your mobile phone, Can take still photos or videos. I recommend purchasing additional propellers and an extra battery or two. Light weight and easy to fly. It is under the 0.5 pound limit required to register a drone with the FAA, so that is a plus. Only advice is to keep it away from trees since it can get hung up in the smaller branches very easily.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple, Easy, Featuful

    Posted
    Mattob24
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    I have DJI drones and obviously it’s hard to talk bad about them. The Tello, for 100 bucks is one of the coolest purchases I’ve made. My dad is 70 but very tech savvy for his age. He uses his Nexus tablet to fly it and loves it. There’s no gimbal but the stabilization is crazy good! The thing is small so it shakes and moves around when hovering but from the footage, you’d never know. If you want a simple drone with cool features, spend the 100 bucks and have fun!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Cheap stuff; good luck getting warranty honored.

    Posted
    mvoltin
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    It was a decent drone until it completely died 6 months later (used around 10 times over the 6 months). The drone just stopped responding in any way - neither charging nor powering on. Soon after contacting the CC I realized that this company was not about to honor it's warranty. They came out with all kind of stupid, unreasonable and unnecessary steps for me to go through, including taking a video of myself going through the troubleshooting steps and posting it online.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    DJI has some lemons

    Posted
    FlyAlaska

    My Tello is about 3 weeks old. It has never worked well with the Tello App on my Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The streaming video is scrambled in photo mode and it's in black/white in video mode. After programming the Tello with Scratch, the aircraft crashes the Tello App on my phone, rendering it useless as a toy camera drone. When connected to an iPhone, it works great. I'm also realizing that Customer Service via support@ryzerobotics.com is an oxymoron. I suggest caution for those without iPhones. A great little drone for iPhone users!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Drone for a beginner

    Posted
    Macpodz
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    Bought Drone for my 10 year old who was able to fly straight out of the box very easy to fly! I own a Mavic pro was surprised that this drone offers many of the same features as my drone that was more money. you cant go wrong for a $100 drone! couple of things that I noticed; it takes some time to get it to connect and wont do well in wind, Over all great beginner drone at a decent price just a few years ago you would have paid the same amount for a drone that didn't offer half the features !

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    Posted
    BestAuntEver
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    I bought this for my 12 yr old nephew because he asked for a drone for Christmas. I wanted to get something decent, but not too expensive. So, with the amazing Christmas deal, I was able to purchase this. He immediately ran out to fly it and seemed to know exactly what to do. The video is clear and it lasted long enough for them to come in check out all the video they took. Before the end of the day, they had produced a 3 min video of all the kids outside and put music to it. Perfect gift!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great handling best yet

    Posted
    Willtrox81
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    I've gotten at 6 drones to date and by far this is the best mini I have fun and super safe to fly indoors I recommend this for beginners and Elites just fun great photos handles really good in Wind my only fall back would be doesn't like Darkness likes daytime and bright light for the sensors other than that great drone and for the store great customer service clean will shop again

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome little drone

    Posted
    WiiUSKy1
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    Okay so it’s not a DJI really, but has components from DJI flight controls. Well it works and pretty good. For the price you will not find a better little drone. Stable flight and 4 different flight modes. Flips 360 for selfies and bounce probably the least useful. If you are a beginner you will be flying right outta the box after downloading app and charging of course. Video is a little choppy but picture are great. So compare apples to apples and this little drone is awesome.

    I would recommend this to a friend