Not everyone needs a drone. But among those who want one, a good number of them wouldn't mind strapping a camera to the bugger just to see what shots they can get. The DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter comes with a built-in 14MP camera. Convenient, right?
You can currently get the drone for $599 on eBay, and while that may not sound like a deal to people who don't keep up with these things, it is. The device originally cost over twice as much, and Amazon still lists it at $699.99.
This particular model has been discontinued, and DJI is expected to reveal the Phantom 3 at a press event 11:30AM EST tomorrow. So this deal is a last hoorah of sorts.
Before you place an order, keep in mind that while you can take phones from the Phantom 2 using your Android device, you can't swap out the integrated camera for one of your own. To do that, you would have to spring extra for the Vision+. And while the Phantom 2 is capable of streaming video from nearly 1,000 feet away, don't let it stray too far. The 5,200mAh battery won't last longer than 25 minutes.
Nevertheless, if you've been waiting for a chance to take one for a spin, now's about as good a time as any.