Tech fanatics certainly wouldn’t have forget the initial version of Parrot AR.Drone unveiled at CES 2010. The quadrocopter robot was tremendously efficient, controlled via an app on your smartphone to float in the air, amazingly stable on four rotors.
|Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 (Version 2) Showcased at CES Unveiled 2012|
Now come to the latest version of the gadget introduced today at CES Unveiled i.e. AR.Drone 2.0, which added a new set of upgrades that made the gadget even smarter.
The original version of AR.Drone needed a skilful expert, because there was a serious learning curve in order to get good at flying it, but latest version AR.Drone 2.0 is much easier to control. It uses the compasses in both your controller and the Drone to make sure "forward" is always the direction you think it is, unlike before when it was easy to confuse its orientation.
Just tilt the tablet or phone with the toy’s partner app on it away from your body, and the drone zooms away. Tilting towards you makes the drone draw nearer—there’s no learning curve to playing with it.
It's now better-built and much stronger (apparently a few users had some destructive learning experiences with the initial version), and Parrot also added an HD camera that records 720p footage, which can be delivered right to your phone or tablet using Wi-Fi.
The manufacturers have also updated the apps that you need to fly the Drone, supplementing lots of video sharing features, plus a social network of sorts that lets you see who else is flying their Drone nearby.
Though there’re no official words on the availability; but it is rumored that the AR.Drone 2.0 will be available in the second quarter of 2012. But the good news is that it will have the same $299 price tag as the original.
Watch video below to see the Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 in action:
Watch video below, what Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux has to say about their AR.Drone 2.0: