Conquering the skies with your own drone is exhilarating, but controversy is already reaching a fever pitch over ethics and legality involving your own personal unmanned aircraft. 2015 has seen a wildfire of debate spring up around the private use of drones, as technology evolves at a blinding pace and kickass drone-footage videos flood the tubes. Check out ten of the best - and worst, especially worst - uses for a drone in 2015, complete with video and links to get into the action yourself.
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Forget those pansy lifeguards - they can't see what's in the water from sea level. The Striker Spy HD-Camera Drone's stability is killer for taking photos and video using the on-board camera, allowing you to spot all kinds of wildlife action impossible to see from the ground. The supplied SD card holds 30 minutes of video or 50,000 photos, and the drone will fly for 10-12 minutes per charge. Get tit at 58% off now - that's a price of just $69.99.
To hell with going over Niagara Falls in a barrel. That's some Ripley's Believe It Or Not nonsense made for people with a death wish. It's the 21st century, which means we can now pilot our own camera drone right over the falls themselves, maneuvering close enough to get breathtaking footage. Pick up the Horizon Spy Drone for $89.95 and get some death-defying footage of your own.
Hold your own against taloned sky-monsters with the Limited-Edition Code Black HD Camera Drone. It's one of the most coveted quadcopters on the market — and with HD video capability, generous flight time and easy-to-use controls, it's clear why. Get it on 50% discount, now just $99.
Fireworks on the Fourth of July are as American as motorized scooters at Walmart, but catching the show from the air is positively mindblowing. Get in on the airborne explosion party with a DJI Phantom drone, now 29% off at $679.