The 10 Best Pocket Drones

Updated November 13, 2018 by Lydia Chipman

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We spent 21 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top picks for this wiki. Don't let their diminutive form factor fool you: these pocket quadcopters pack plenty of high-flying capabilities into those tiny airframes — racing across the sky, performing stunt maneuvers and aerial acrobatics, and streaming spectacular views from above to your smartphone. Just be sure to comply with laws governing drones and the airspace they fly in to avoid running afoul of the authorities. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best pocket drone on Amazon.

10. UDI U34W Dragonfly

9. Kolibri Torpedo

8. Eachine E10C

7. JJRC H47 Elfie

6. DJI Spark

5. Holy Stone HS190

4. Drocon Ninja

3. Syma X22W

2. Holy Stone HS220

1. DJI Mavic Air

Editor's Notes

November 12, 2018: Offered a wide range of mini-, micro- and nano-sized drones, from affordable and user-friendly beginner models to higher-end options with satellite navigation and advanced image capturing technology. Noted the importance of awareness and compliance with applicable laws.


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Last updated on November 13, 2018 by Lydia Chipman

An itinerant wordsmith with a broad constellation of interests, Lydia Chipman has turned iconoclasm into a livelihood of sorts. Bearing the scars and stripes of an uncommon diversity of experience—with the notable exceptions of joining a religious order or becoming an artist—she still can’t resist the temptation to learn something new.


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