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TEC.BEAN Mini Pocket RC Drone Review

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The TEC.Bean Mini Pocket Drone is a fun little drone that’s easier to fly you might expect.  If you received a mini drone as a stocking filler for Christmas you might have found it tricky to get the hang of, they tend to just shoot off all over the place, so you might expect a similar result with this little flyer.

The drone is smartly stored in the remote control. There is a panel on the top that opens up and allows you to pop the drone in. On the back is a second storage area for the blade guards, spare propellers and the optional landing struts. This compartment also has a charging cable allowing you to charge the drone from the remote batteries.

There is a USB cable included that allows this to be charged from a PC/laptop or portable power bank, and this saves draining the remote batteries.

TECBEAN Mini Drone

Setup was similar to other drones: power on the drone, power on the remote, move the left stick up and then down and you should be ready to fly.

As you’ll see in the review video it takes a bit of practice, but even early on it was clear this would be easier to fly than the stocking filler mini drone. One thing to note is that the blade protector is rather annoying, it kept moving and blocking the blades, preventing the drone from flying, which is why in the video you’ll see it’s not used, do this at your own risk.

After a bit of practice it the drone was under control and hovering about, and it’s great when you don’t immediately crash after take off! There are a number of modes and functions on the remote, I’ve not explored them all yet as I’m still getting the hang of flying this, but there is an included manual to help explain the features.

Note that due to the size and weight of this drone it can easily be blown about outdoors. It flys well outside, but a bit of a breeze sends it off course. Given the small size it’s a lot of fun to fly indoors, even just in the hallway.

When the drone power runs low (after around 30 min) it automatically lowers itself down and won’t take off again, this stops it from being high up and having no power to operate the blades which would could result in a nasty crash.

Takes a bit of practice, but it’s a good fun little drone which can be carried in your pocket.

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DURAGADGET 3-Pin UK Dual USB Mains/Home/Wall Adapter & Charger with USB Port - Compatible with TEC.BEAN Super Mini Pocket RC Drone | TEC.BEAN X902 BlackWidow Mini RC Quadcopter

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Features

  • DURAGADGET's premium quality wall charger uses your Drone's USB cable to charge from any UK mains socket
  • Our wall adapter provides an in-home solution to charging overnight for full power the next day
  • This wall adapter can be used with any USB-friendly device - your camera, MP3 player, tablet or smartphone too!
  • The plug features a standard USB 2.0 port and supports any micro USB or mini USB to USB 2.0 cable (CABLE NOT INCLUDED IN PURCHASE)
  • Please note; Any devices shown are for display purposes ONLY and are NOT included in this purchase.

DURAGADGET In-Car Dual Port USB 2.0 Travel Charger - Compatible with TEC.BEAN Super Mini Pocket RC Drone | TEC.BEAN X902 BlackWidow Mini RC Quadcopter

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Features

  • Two USB ports quickly charge your gadget and even a friends' at once!
  • 2 Amp (1 amp per socket) gives enough power to quickly and efficiently charge
  • Use your device while you charge - ideal for motorsport shooting!
  • Charges from standard auto (Car/Lorry) systems, both 12 and 24 volt
  • Glass replaceable fuse for safety. - Please note; Any devices shown are for display purposes ONLY and are NOT included in this purchase.

DURAGADGET 75cm (30" Inches) Double-Sided Landing/Launch Pad with Carry Bag - Compatible with TEC.BEAN Super Mini Pocket RC Drone & TEC.BEAN X902 BlackWidow Mini RC Quadcopter

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Features

  • Double-sided landing pad in both blue and orange!
  • Large size makes it perfect for every drone
  • Folds easily into the lightweight travel bag (included), perfect for carrying with your drone
  • Made with a high quality waterproof nylon, the landing pad fixes into the ground with three secure pegs
  • DIMENSIONS: 30" (75cm)

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Mark J Draper is a self-confessed gadget lover who forged a career in the telecommunication and utility industry while maintaining a hobby of writing and filming reviews that are published on YouTube and Reviewify.co.uk.

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