April 1, 2015
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OnePlus kept its word, even if the DR-1 drone it just unveiled is halfway an April’s Fool joke.

The “game changer” that OnePlus has been teasing for weeks is actually a tiny quadcopter about half the size of the OnePlus One. With a frame size of about 70mm (2.75-inch) and a weight of just 12.5 grams, the DR-1 is pretty much a toy, though you will be able to get 5-8 minutes out of flight out of it. The tiny drone comes with a similarly toy-like remote controller that “makes aerial stunts impossibly easy”.

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OnePlus put up tongue-in-cheek product pages and landing pages, and while the DR-1 is billed as an April Fool’s joke, you can actually buy one for $19.99. This is a limited-edition, “one-time offer” so if you’re interested in getting the DR-1, now is your only chance. The gizmo should ship withing 3-15 days.

Now, April’s Fool or not, we’re not sure OnePlus was wise to tease a “game changer” to its fan base. People quite reasonably expected something more substantial, with talk of a game console or at least game controller making the rounds.

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Bogdan Petrovan
Bogdan is the European Managing Editor of Android Authority. He loves tech, travel, and fantasy. He wishes he had more time for two of those things. Bogdan's phone is a Nexus 6P.
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