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The £99 Ryze Tello is the budget DJI Spark your wallet’s been waiting for

It's even built with DJI tech, albeit at a much friendlier price

The DJI Spark is one of the most entertaining and accessible flying drones out there, but with a price point still above £400, it’s hardly in impulse buy territory. But what about £99? You might find a worthy alternative at that price with Ryze’s new Tello, a pint-sized drone made using DJI and Intel tech but with some concessions to keep the price down. It’ll only shoot at 720p, it flies for just 13 minutes, and it looks a lot less durable, but the 80g Tello is fully controllable with a smartphone app, also has automated flying functions, and is programmable to boot. Not yet a drone enthusiast? The Tello might be your perfect first flyer. We can’t wait to get hands-on ahead of a wide release later this spring.

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Andrew writes features, news stories, reviews, and other pieces, often when the UK home team is off-duty or asleep. I'm based in Chicago with my lovely wife, amazing son, and silly cats, and my writing about games, gadgets, esports, apps, and plenty more has appeared in more than 75 publications since 2006.

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