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Parrot shows off AR.Done 2.0, includes 720p HD camera, autonomous video-recording

AR.Drone 2.0 flies into action, sports 720p HD camera

| Mobile Devices, Tablets & Phones News | Posted: Jan 9, 2012 2:19 am

CES 2012: Parrot have just flown into CES 2012 with an upgraded AR.Drone 2.0 and while flying around the Las Vegas Convention Center, they've let out some information and specs on their next-gen AR.Drone.


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AR.Drone 2.0 features an upgraded 720p HD video-recording camera, a revamped app with updated flight controls and features, as well as revised hardware and reinforced hulls. The smartphone-controlled UAV is definitely flying into next-gen territory and I want one, quite bad. Parrot have also included some other tweaks to the AR.Drone 2.0.


Included new features allow easier control, on top of its usual sensors, AR.Drone 2.0 sports a 3D magnetometer which allows it to auto-orient based on its front camera and the position of the smartphone you're using. Additionally, Parrot have added a "pressure sensor" which allows the unit to fly higher than the previous models, up to six meters. Even though Parrot have baked in these new features into the AR.Drone 2.0, it is said to maintain the same flying time as its older brother.


AR.Drone 2.0 flies into your hands in "Q2 of this year" and should hit the same $300 price point, too.

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