BLACK FRIDAY DRONES 2018
We bring you the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday drone deals of 2018 right here.
Black Friday Drones 2018
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner. Whilst there are some excellent deals on drones throughout the year, Black Friday and Cyber Monday always bring around some exciting new offers. The likes of DJI are just one of the major drone manufacturers that usually provide good discounts or free extras for orders over this weekend whilst large department stores such as John Lewis usually get in on the act too.
Amazon and Currys PC World usually offer up some exciting Black Friday Drone deals and we will be scouring the internet to bring you all the best Black Friday 2018 deals right here.
When Is Black Friday 2018?
This year sees Black Friday take place on Friday November 23rd 2018. Last year we saw some whopping savings on drones as well as other tech products. We brought you some of the biggest Black Friday savings including saving £1000 on 55 inch 4K TV’s, Dyson V6’s at almost half price, drones discounted from £900 to £450 and £200 drones being sold for just £99!
The stakes seem to rise every year and we expect this year’s savings to be equally as impressive so don’t miss out.
Black Friday Deals:
Updated Friday 23rd November 2018:
Latest Deals Added:
EACHINE E58 Foldable FPV 720p HD Drone – Was £64.99 – Now £43.25 – Check Price Here
Potensic T35 – Follow Me Drone With 1080p HD Camera – Was £299.99 – Now £175.99 – Check Price Here
DJI Spark Fly More Combo – Was £629 – Now £489 – Check Price Here
DJI Tello (Our Top Drone Under £100) Combo Pack With Extra Batteries & Multicharger – Was £139 – Now £119 – Check Price Here
DJI Mavic Air – Save £100
If you are looking for a top quality drone then you don’t need to look much further than the DJI Mavic Air. Only the Mavic 2 Pro tops this drone in terms of quality and it is only by a very small margin – which helps make this possibly our top Black Friday drone deal.
Expect to find a 32MP sphere camera, 4K video provided via a 3 axis gimbal for resplendently smooth video, 21 minutes of battery life and obstacle avoidance as just a handful of key features.
Our full Mavic Air review explains all but if you want to save £100 of this DJI Drone then we suggest you act quickly – like most of these sales, when they are gone – they are gone.
Parrot Anafi – Save 25% (£469 instead of £629.99)
To be clear, this is a serious piece of kit rather than a toy but it is easy to use and is available to beginners as well as experienced pilots. With 25 minutes of flight time and the ability to zoom at 2.8 times without losing any clarity this will be a winning deal for those who are serious about photography and video.
This is the best prices we have seen for the Anafi and it looks like it is for Black Friday only.
Parrot AR2.0 – Was £279.99 – Now £78.49 – Saving 72%
The Parrot AR2.0 is being offered at a mouthwatering £78.49 for the ‘Jungle’ skin version and as long time admirers of Parrot products we are pleased if not a little surprised to see their flagship budget drone being offered for such a great price.
At this price, the Parrot AR2.0 puts itself temporarily equal to the DJI Tello that is closer to the £100 mark. The AR 2.0 has been around for longer than the DJI/Ryze drone but that doesn’t mean the parrot has nothing left to offer. With a whopping 12 minutes of flight time and a truly decent quality 720p HD camera the AR2.0 is still up there as one of our favourites.
If you are a Kindle Fire owner then this drone has a big draw for you – as it is compatible across the Kindle Fire range as well as being able to sync to your Android and iOS phones.
This Parrot drone is perfect for beginners and accomplished drone users and is one of the nicest looking on the market. We are not sure how long this price will be available for but we can’t see it going any cheaper that’s for sure.
Sky Viper Stunt Camera – With and Without Camera – Save up to 48%
Another top pre-Black Friday one day deal here and it is the Sky Viper SR10001 drone that is up for grabs. There are actually two models of this drone – one with a camera and one without. The biggest savings are to be had on the camera version of this drone with a saving of £57 meaning you pay just £62.99 instead of £119.99 – a whopping 48% saving! The non-camera version is also heavily discounted and is available for £39.83 instead of £59.99 – an impressive 34% saving.
Both drones are suitable for children 12 years plus which makes a change from the standard 14+ age rating we usually see. Both versions are capable of speeds up to 25MPH and can produce some fantastic flips, rolls and stunts. The controller very much resembles popular console controllers which brings a degree of familiarity to proceedings and with auto take of and landing, altitude hold and 3 sensitivity modes it is great for beginners as well as more experienced drone pilots.
This deal will not last beyond Wednesday and is one of the best we have seen this week.
Parrot Bebop 2 – Save 48%
Parrot have always been one of our favourite drone manufacturers and this deal allows you to get a high end drone at a budget price. If you are looking for more than just a basic drone then the Bebop 2 is one of the most affordable options thanks to this Black Friday deal and with flight time of up to 25 minutes you will have plenty of time to capture those 14MP still shots or full HD video.
You can stream video and photography live to your smartphone or if you prefer to use a controller you could opt for the Bebop Bundle which is also heavily discounted and will provide you with a flying range of up to 2KM.
These won’t last long at this price.
U818A – £25 Cheaper This Year
The DBPower U818A has long been one of our favourite sub-£100 drones and this year it is surprisingly £25 cheaper than it was last year. With 720p HD capabilities and one of the most intuitive smartphone apps that allows you to fly with full first person view (FPV) enabled, this is about as much tech as you can get for such a low price.
If you are looking for an entry level model that will keep you entertained way past Black Friday and Christmas then the U818A with 9 minutes battery life (and an extra battery thrown in for free) will keep you coming back for more for months on end.
Amazon Devices – Save Up To 60%
Amazon has kept the tradition of huge Black Friday savings across their own devices for another year and this year there are even more deals to be had than ever.
Here are just a few of the best deals that can be picked up:
With over half of all online sales taking place on Amazon it makes sense that the online retail giant has got in there early. Their Black Friday sale started one week early on Friday 16th November. We have scoured the best Amazon Black Friday drones and are happy to report that they have some stonkingly good deals…
Deals from last 7 days (some may still be available):
U842 WiFi FPV Drone – Save 23% Today Only
These Amazon pre-Black Friday lightning deals have been selling out in less than a day this week and today we see the U842’s turn to get it’s 15 minutes of Black Friday fame. This is another of our favourite budget drones that has 720p HD video and 2MP photo capabilities as well as full FPV to your controller mounted smartphone. At a smidge under £56 this is exceptional value and with the added benefit of an extra battery it is unlikely you will find a better drone at this price.
Each of the two batteries will provide you with up to 9 minutes of flying time and the camera is among the best we have seen from the 720p selection with truly vivid colours. There are a host of 5 star user reviews to back up what we are saying in terms of the overall quality and value of this drone and it is one not to miss. It is suitable for beginners or more advance pilots alike and does not require any registration and likely won’t do in the future due to its low weight.
If you have missed out on the other deals this week then don’t let this one slip away.
Potensic T20 – Save £20
This is an early Black Friday special from Amazon and may not last until Black Friday itself but the Potensic T20 is a great drone that has a slight edge over other budget drones. You will be picking this up for around £60 instead of £80 which places the T20 firmly in budget drone territory. For your money you are getting a very well made drone with all the usual trimmings – e.g. headless mode, one touch take off/landing, live FPV streaming, flips and stunts etc.
Where the T20 really shines though is with the attached camera. You get 720p HD video as well as 2MP photographs but the real gem here is that the camera can be tilted – so you can set the angle to the exact position you need. This is a feature that is omitted from almost all drones at this price so if that is important to you then the T20 is a great option.
Hurry though, as we can’t see this deal lasting long.
Holystone F181 FPV Drone – Save 22%
The Holystone F181 is featured number 5 on our ‘best drones under £100’ buying guide and Amazon has today launched a Black Friday drone offer to get this quadcopter for 22% less than its usual price. With up to 10 minutes of flight time from a single battery, this is an exceptional package as you get two batteries included which means you can enjoy up to 20 minutes of flying time from a single charge.
The F181 is a great option of you want to stream first person view video from your drone to the controller whilst flying. You will need to mount your smartphone to the included controller which works seamlessly with the drone over a WiFi connection between your phone and the F181.
This is a great drone for beginners but has enough about it to keep things interesting for a good while. You can even connect your phone to a VR headset to give a real sense of being up there flying. The F181 includes altitude hold, one key return, auto take off and landing, altitude hold as well as being able to perform plenty of flips which will keep the kids entertained.
This deal probably won’t last past Monday if the other Amazon lightning deals are anything to go by so grab this deal while you can.
Save 35% off our best Kids Drone – Holy Stone Predator
This one will not stay around forever but it is one we had to mention simply because the Holy Stone Predator tops our best drones for kids buying guide and is available today for just over £25 instead of the usual £39 price – that is a huge saving of 35%.
The Predator offers some excellent features that make this drone the perfect gift for either younger drone pilots or beginners – three speed modes allow the user to gradually progress and challenge themselves as they become more proficient as a pilot. With up to 8 minutes of flight time, loads of 3D flips and stunts, headless mode and altitude hold – this is one of the most beginner and child friendly drones on the marker (it also has propeller guards for safety).
Most of these lightning deals are selling out in less than a day so check the link below to head straight to the Black Friday Sale price.
Deals Coming Soon:
With Black Friday 2018 fast approaching we speculate on where we expect the best deals to be on drones. Amazon and Currys PC World are usually among the the top companies when it comes to tech deals but it is not unusual to see the likes of Argos and John Lewis popping up with some fantastic tech deals.
With the battle of the high street expected to take place predominantly through Black Friday and Cyber Monday online sales this year, there are bound to be plenty of bargains to be snapped up.
If you can wait until Black Friday to order a drone then here are three of the top deals currently available:
Holy Stone HS230 Racing FPV Drone – Save 20% (plus save up to 25% on accessories)
Holy Stone are one of our favourite drone manufacturers in the sub-£200 market and this is an official early Black Friday deal that can bag you the HS230 drone with controller for just over £100 – saving you £26 in the process. With this deal you can also top up your package with accessories such as extra batteries and save up to a further 25%.
The HS230 is specifically designed as a racing drone and has the significant added benefit of coming with a controller that has a screen included. Capable of speeds up to 45KPH, this is one of the nippiest drones at this price point and it is perfect for racing thanks to its 120 degree FOV that is transmitted at 720p HD.
This package comes with two modular batteries providing up to 20 minutes of flying time in total. If you are looking for a serious pre-black Friday drone deal then this could well be the pick of them.
Snaptain S5C FPV – Save 65% Plus £5 Voucher
If you are on the lookout for a top quality drone at a bargain price then the Snaptain S5C has to be one of the top Pre-Black Friday deals out there. With 65% off the RRP plus a £5 voucher (using the link on the button below) means you are getting around £200 pounds worth of drone for around £60! With a 720p HD camera, a controller that allows you to mount your smartphone for real time FPV video transmission and the ability to do flips and tricks – the Snaptain S5C is going to be a popular choice for beginners and parents looking t keep the teens entertained too.
The S5C has razor sharp looks with flashing LED lights to match the attitude of the frame. It features voice control and even a feature known as ‘trajectory flight’ which allows you to draw your flight path on the screen to instruct the S5C on which flightpath to take – this is a feature not usually seen on drones at this low price point.
With two batteries supplied you get double the flight time and with a raft of 5 star user reviews it looks like this could well be the best value drone at the back end of 2018.
Hubsan H501A X4 – £15 Off Voucher
The Hubsan H501S usually retails at around £200 and is our number one choice for drones under £200. The H501A is a reincarnation of the H501S with all the same features but currently retailing at around £160. If that wasn’t enough of a bargain, when you use our link below you will also be given the choice to apply an extra £15 discount meaning this drone can be bought for £145!
That is a deal of Black Friday proportions if ever we saw one. With up to 20 minutes of battery life, a full 1080p HD camera and GPS all included if you are looking for a bargain drone then this could well be it.
Grab the £15 off voucher and order here.
We will be bringing you more pre-black Friday drone deals as we have them.