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  1. Eachine E58 Review

    If the Eachine E58  is described as a toy grade copy of the Zerotech Dobby , then the Eachine E58  can be described as a miniature clone of the DJI Mavic Pro .  

    The Eachine E58  is a great entry level pocket selfie drone.  It offers smooth and stable flying, and the fact that is it fun and easy to fly makes it great for beginners.  The one key take off and landing features as well as the return to home button means that it virtually flies itself.  It is also durable and very portable, it folds up easily and and is small and very quiet which makes it a very discreet drone.

    The control range is good, up to 100 meters, and it is shipped pretty much ready to fly.  You will need to unclip the battery from the drone and charge it up with the included battery charger, which takes around 60 mins.  Then clip it back in, unfold the arms, and turn on the drone, followed by the radio controller.  Once the drone has synced to the controller you are ready to go, and the battery will give you around 7-9 mins of flight time.  If you want to use the FPV function, and take video and pictures you will need to download the App "JY UFO" and put your mobile phone into the pull-out phone holder on bottom of the controller.

    The camera quality on the Eachine E58  is pretty good.  It shoots video in wide angle 720P HD and takes 2MP photos. The video and pictures are recorded onto a mini SD card slotted inside the drone.

    Eachine E58 Spare Batteries  are readily available, as are Eachine E58 Spares .  

    Our Verdict

    This is a great little pocket selfie drone for the price, it is a nice easy machine to fly and is ideal to cut your teeth on before buying something more expensive.  You can have fun with the selfie features and the footage and pictures are pretty good. Makes a great gift too!

    3.5 stars

  2. Holy Stone HS210 Review

    This drone is tiny, but don't let that put you off - it has identified its market and nailed it!  Perfect for kids and beginners, and perfect for flying indoors, it makes the ideal Christmas present so you can master the controls and have some flying fun even if the weather is terrible outside.

    The Holy Stone HS210 does lack features other drones have, notably a camera, but it makes up for it with build quality, reliability and ease of use.  It also lacks a Return to Home feature, but if you are only flying indoors this shouldn't be too much of an issue.  

    The Holy Stone HS210  does its job well.  It is tough and reliable, and will survive substantial impact from being crashed into walls and floors.  However, should you need HS210 Spares  they are cheap and readily available.  A spare set of propellers are included with the drone, along with the required screwdriver and 3 batteries, but if you need more a HS210 Spare Battery  can be bought cheaply enough (flight time is 7 mins per battery)  The controlling transmitter is compact and efficient, and requires 3 AAA batteries.

    The flight performance of the Holy Stone HS210  is excellent.  It is stable in the air, and responsive anf fun to fly.  As well as the One Key Takeoff/Land, Altitude Hold (Hover) and Headless mode features, it has a Low Battery Power Alarm and will also perform impressive 4 direction 3-D flips.  It also looks great, with an impressive and eye-catching colour scheme.

    All in all, this drone is a great beginners or kids drone.  Its lack of a camera gives it a lower star rating but what it does do, it does very well.  Its a great value reliable drone for the price.