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The team at Vantage Robotics has spent a lot of time making high tech products–It was founded by two Stanford alums–and now they’ve just opened pre-orders for what may be the best flying camera we’ve seen. At under $1000 and sized small enough to fit in a backpack (without getting destroyed), you wouldn’t expect Snap to pack things like a Sony Exmor 4k sensor, gimbal stabilization and a dynamic geofence. But it does. It also has a magnetic breakaway architecture and a modular design that will allow expanded capabilities in the time. All this fits into a package that is deployable from your bag in minutes, controllable with your phone or dedicated controllers and weighs a whopping 500 grams. If the best camera is the one you have with you, Snap is it when it comes to drones.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.