For those of you looking to grab a new drone today and are able to walk into a Best Buy store, you’re in good shape. The Best Buy drones section is usually well stocked, giving you many machines to choose from.
Join us today for a quick list of some of the best drones that you can find at Best Buy. I can’t promise that they will be on the shelves, the last time I went to Best Buy they were nearly sold out of everything, but they still stock them.
Truth is, this list is going to be a simple and straightforward list of some of our favorite drones. Best Buy stocks a fair selection of machines offline, then their online shopping experience offers most anything available for sale today. Basically, if you are not keen on shopping from Amazon or from a device manufacturer, Best Buy is a solid option for your retail drone shopping needs.
More than just a drone
Best Buy does more than just sell drones, keep in mind that they have a decent selection of parts and accessories as well. I’m not trying to sell you on a trip to their store, I was just pleasantly surprised and impressed with the selection the last time I was there.
Lastly before we look at some drones, they have some service center operations. I am still looking for confirmation that they repair drones, not just computers, but they without a doubt can help you find a place for repairs and help with warranty situations.
Best Buy drones
DJI Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom
Introduced to much fan-fare in August 2018, the DJI Mavic line grew by two drones. The new Mavic 2 Pro and the Mavic 2 Zoom are essentially the same great new folding drone, they simply offer different cameras for a totally different filming experience. This powerful new platform offers some of DJI’s best flight features, in terms of both self-piloting and safety.
Yuneec Typhoon H Plus
There is a good chance you can still find the older version of this drone on sale, but make no mistake, the Yuneec Typhoon H Plus is a far superior hexacopter. A 1-inch camera sensor, six propellers and a powerful controller make for functional machine for the aerial photographer, and great for the entry-level commercial user. There is the H520 for the full commercial user, but there are similarities to be sure.
Related reading: Yuneec Typhoon H Plus announced at CES 2018
Check out the Yuneec Typhoon H Plus for $1899 today.
DJI Mavic Air
The first new drone of 2018 from DJI, the Mavic Air takes the very best of the Spark and Mavic Pro, improves on them and adds some new features. We’re still getting the hang of the new machine, but we’re already convinced it is one of the best portable consumer drones on the market.
DJI Mavic Pro
Whether you are looking for the original DJI Mavic Pro or the newly released Mavic Pro Platinum, Best Buy has got you covered. At least they will once the Platinum hits shelves. Great flight time, a reliable and solid drone, we are fans of the Mavic Pro and we think you will be too.
DJI Phantom 4 Pro
There is a good chance that many first-time drone buyers have the Phantom drone in mind when they think ‘drone.’ The long standing iconic design remains true in the latest quadcopter in the series, the DJI Phantom 4 Pro.
Related reading: 7 reasons to buy the DJI Phantom 4 Pro
As one of the best ready to fly packages under two thousand dollars, the Phantom 4 Pro offers great flight time, stable hover and a superb camera without going pro. Check it out the Phantom 4 Pro for $1,244 or add some features with the Phantom 4 Pro+ for $1,539.
Yuneec Typhoon H
If you are looking for a larger drone with more than four propellers, the Yuneec Typhoon H is a superb option. Stable flight and a solid camera experience make for a semi-professional way to put a camera into the sky.
Related reading: Typhoon H not enough? Check out the Yuneec H520 commercial drone
Check out the Yuneec Typhoon H for $799, or step up to the Pro model with Intel RealSense visioning systems for $1,185.
If you are flying for pay, or any other form of compensation, you must operate under a different set of rules and possess a commercial drone license. We call it the Part 107, it’s not too hard to get, but it will take some time to learn all the rules. We want to help you learn the rules and get your commercial license, check out our drone pilot training material.
Parrot Bebop 2
has one of the largest lines of drones on the market today. Most of their machines are in the toy-class, but a couple, including the Bebop 2, step up to do more. The Bebop 2 is an older drone, but continual updates to accessories and software make it more relevant today than ever.
Related reading: A few reasons to choose the Parrot Bebop 2
Check out the Parrot Bebop 2 for $450.
Let’s be fair, I usually try to talk people into buying more capable machines, but sometimes budget or the age of the pilot mean a toy-class machine is the right answer. We’ve got some Cheap drones listed on our site, and some machines for kids, but if Best Buy is your shopping preference, they’ve got a bunch to choose from themselves. The list of toy drones at Best Buy at least covers some of the cool Star Wars Propeller drones, we respect that.
Best Buy drones wrap up
There are many drones available at this retailer, please do not think our short list to encompass it all. Again, with no regrets, we basically just put up a few of our favorite machines above that happen to sell at Best Buy. I invite you to visit some of our other drone lists in order to drill down into what drone is best for a specific need or price.