AR.Drone 2.0 http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/ardrone-20/videos en-GB Fully Charged: New AR.Drone, Nokia Lumias get big update, and New Zealand gets a cardboard cathedral http://www.stuff.tv/ardrone-20/fully-charged-new-ardrone-nokia-lumias-get-big-update-and-new-zealand-gets-cardboard-cath <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Get your day off to a flyer with this collection of tech news nuggets </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Fully Charged: New AR.Drone, Nokia Lumias get big update, and New Zealand gets a cardboard cathedral" alt="Fully Charged: New AR.Drone, Nokia Lumias get big update, and New Zealand gets a" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ar-drone-power-edition.jpg?1376634781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-userreference field-field-byline"> <div class="field-label">Byline:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/users/sam-kieldsen" title="View user profile.">Sam Kieldsen</a> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There’s a new edition of Parrot’s AR.Drone 2.0 out </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Drones don’t have to be creepy – they can be lots of fun, as Parrot’s AR.Drone 2.0 shows. You can read our full <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/parrot-ardrone-20/review">review</a> to find out precisely why we think that, but today’s news is that this smartphone-controlled eye in the sky just got even better. Parrot has announced a new special <a href="http://ardrone2.parrot.com/">Power Edition</a> of the polystyrene-bodied quadcopter that comes with multi-coloured propellers, a piano black hull and two additional batteries, which extends the drone’s flight time from 12 minutes to 36. Sadly it seems that the Power Edition is a US-only deal for now, where it’s priced at US$370 (£240).</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Nokia rolls out Amber update for Lumia phones </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Nokia has begun the rollout of an OS update called “Amber” for its Lumia Windows 8 phones. Amber adds a bunch of new features including Nokia Smart Camera; improved noise reduction, autofocus, colour reproduction and focus control for the camera; flip-to-silence; double-tap to unlock; and Glance Screen, which puts a clock and other information on the screen even when the phone is inactive. The update is expected on all Lumia 520, 620, 720, 820 and 920 device by the end of September. [Source: <a href="http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2013/08/15/nokia-launches-lumia-amber-update-for-wp8-better-image-processing-new-camera-app-glance-screen-and-more">The Next Web</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper youtube-player-wrapper"> <iframe width="640" height="385" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/jKeL8KqsAbo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Ashton Kutcher accuses Woz of being paid to support rival Steve Jobs movie </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Jobs, the <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/apple/watch-first-official-jobs-trailer-starring-ashton-kutcher/news">Steve Jobs biopic starring Ashton Kutcher</a> as the late Apple co-founder and CEO, is out soon, and already the controversy is ramping up. Not so much over the movie itself, but over the opinions of the real-life people it portrays. Steve “Woz” Wozniak, who founded Apple alongside Jobs, has been critical of the film’s “Hollywoodisation” of the story. But Kutcher claims there’s a reason for that: “Steve Wozniak is being paid by another company to support their Steve Jobs film. It’s personal for him, but it’s also business.” Woz has not yet commented on Kutcher’s accusation – could it be that he’s helping out Aaron Sorkin on his as-yet-unnamed Jobs biopic? [Source: <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/ashton-kutcher-fires-back-at-woz-2013-8?">BusinessInsider</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="604" height="453" title="Ashton Kutcher accuses Woz of being paid to support rival Steve Jobs movie" alt="Ashton Kutcher accuses Woz of being paid to support rival Steve Jobs movie" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/ashton-kutcher-as-steve-jobs_0.jpg?1376634781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-section-paginate"> <div class="field-label">Paginate on this section:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Don't paginate </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Christchurch has a new cardboard cathedral </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>When the huge earthquake struck Christchurch, New Zealand in February 2011, the city’s Gothic cathedral was reduced to little more than rubble. Its replacement has just opened, and it cost just £2,735,000 to build. How come? Well, it’s a temporary structure made in part of giant cardboard tubes. If you think that sounds unseemly for a house of God, check out the image above: it’s a stunning building, designed by Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, and will stand in the city for perhaps 50 years. It can hold up to 700 people. [Source: <a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/13/cathedral-cardboard-earthquake-new-zealand-christchurch">The Guardian</a> via <a href="http://www.theverge.com/2013/8/15/4624914/christchurch-cardboard-cathedral-opens-in-new-zealand">The Verge</a>]</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="1200" height="900" title="Christchurch getting a cardboard cathedral" alt="Christchurch getting a cardboard cathedral" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/christchurch-cathedral.jpg?1376634781" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> AR.Drone 2.0 Nokia Thu, 15 Aug 2013 21:42:56 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1425589 at http://www.stuff.tv Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 video review http://www.stuff.tv/ardrone-20/parrot-ardrone-20-video-review/video <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The wi-fi equipped, smartphone-controlled quadrocopter – with cameras that stream and record live video to your iOS or Android device – is back. Version 2.0 even does aerial flips on demand. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="421" height="233" title="Parrot AR.Drone 2.0" alt="Parrot AR.Drone 2.0" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Parrot-AR-Drone-2.0.png?1370357824" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1721474845001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1721474845001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/ardrone-20/parrot-ardrone-20-video-review/video#comments AR.Drone 2.0 Geek accessories Parrot Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:21:57 +0000 Lucy Hedges 1423786 at http://www.stuff.tv Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 http://www.stuff.tv/parrot-ardrone-20/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> There used to be nothing like the Parrot AR.Drone. Then the AR.Drone 2.0 appeared. But can we be tempted by its new avionics? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-enable-hero"> <div class="field-label">Enable hero:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Enable full width image </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="538" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/parrot-ar-drone-2.0-press-shot-outdoor-hull_2.jpg?1372224696" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="597" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/parrot-ar-drone-2.0-press-shot-indoor-hull_2.jpg?1372224696" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/parrot-ar-drone-2.0-review-hands-on-body-shot.jpg?1372224696" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-pricing"><legend>Pricing</legend><div class="field field-type-number-float field-field-test-price"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> £280.00 </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-price-from"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> 0 </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-ratings"><legend>Ratings</legend><div class="field field-type-hcmreviewrating-rating field-field-overall-rating"> <div class="field-label">Overall rating:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="hcmrating-default">10 stars</div> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>Review Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 – overview </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Parrot was better known for its Bluetooth car kits until it launched the original AR.Drone two years ago. Now it has followed up on the smartphone-controlled flying uber-toy with a second incarnation. Sporting the kind of features that would break the bank if you built it yourself, the AR.Drone 2.0 is part flying toy, part airborne tech powerhouse, adding new features and refinements that make it even easier to justify spending £300 on a plaything.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="video-wrapper brightcove-player-wrapper"> <script language="JavaScript" type="text/javascript" src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/BrightcoveExperiences.js"></script> <script src="http://admin.brightcove.com/js/APIModules_all.js"></script> <div class="brightcove-player"> <object id="myExperience-1721474845001" class="BrightcoveExperience"> <param name="bgcolor" value="#000000" /> <param name="playerID" value="" /> <param name="playerKey" value="AQ~~,AAAAEgPmGlk~,Fzd-TvXcznw-P3piHaryQBMeIzWITldz" /> <param name="isVid" value="true" /> <param name="isUI" value="true" /> <param name="dynamicStreaming" value="true" /> <param name="@videoPlayer" value="1721474845001" /> <param name="autoStart" value="" /> <param name="htmlFallback" value="true" /> <param name="includeAPI" value="true" /> <param name="templateLoadHandler" value="brightcoveTemplateLoaded" /> <param name="width" value="640px" /> <param name="height" value="360px" /> </object> <!-- This script tag will cause the Brightcove Players defined above it to be created as soon as the line is read by the browser. If you wish to have the player instantiated only after the rest of the HTML is processed and the page load is complete, remove the line. --> <script type="text/javascript">brightcove.createExperiences();</script> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/parrot-ar-drone-2.0-review-hands-on-camera.jpg?1372224696" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 –  video recording </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The 720p HD front camera trumps the original’s VGA (640x480) offering, but ‘HD’ doesn’t always translate to cinematic footage. Our test footage was low on detail and slow to adjust to light changes, but still often spectacular owing simply to the bird’s-eye view. An onboard USB port lets you record to a stick rather than your phone, taking the strain off the Wi-Fi connection.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/parrot-ar-drone-2.0-review-hands-on-indoor-hull.jpg?1372224696" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 –  eye in the sky </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Flying the AR.Drone 2.0 in first person view (FPV) takes some practice, and although the front-mounted camera has a 92-degree (diagonal) field of view, it could be wider. It’s easy to be blissfully unaware of an obstacle just outside your peripheral vision, ready to take down your quadrichopper. This is especially true indoors where all your precious possessions are now potential hazards.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/parrot-ar-drone-2.0-review-hands-on-rear.jpg?1372224696" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 – design and build </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>While coffee cups&nbsp; wouldn’t be our first choice of material for most gadgets, the AR.Drone 2’s polystyrene hull is just the ticket, making it both lightweight and extremely resilient. It probably floats, too, though we weren’t game to try. The indoor hull protects the AR.Drone 2.0 from too much of a hammering when you plough it into your mum’s prized china. Sorry mum.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/parrot-ar-drone-2.0-review-controls.jpg?1372224696" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image-2"> <div class="field-label">Image #2:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_2" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/parrot-ar-drone-2.0-review-hands-on-flight-oudoor-hull.jpg?1372224696" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 – gaming </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Not only will the AR.Drone 2.0 blow your mind, it will also augment your reality. When combined with targets, stickers or other Drones you can play all manner of ‘imaginary’ games from racing to dogfighting using the FPV on your smartphone or tablet screen. You may find you’re limited to the single-player games unless you can convince a buddy to buy one too.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/parrot-ar-drone-2.0-review-hands-on-art-shot.jpg?1372224696" /> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 – control </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The control system can be tailored to your preference, including using tilt control, though we favoured the full joystick option. Autopilot modes specifically for video are promised on the packaging and advertising, but are nowhere to be found on the AR.FreeFlight 2.0 app, so you’ll have to pan, travel and er, crane by hand. Naughty Parrot.</p> <p>Remote control flying usually requires you to put yourself in the virtual pilot’s seat, but in beginner ‘absolute mode’ the AR.Drone 2.0 moves in relation to you, no matter which way it’s pointing; tilt the phone away from you and it flies away from you, tilt the phone towards you and it flies back.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 – in flight </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The most eye-catching new feature of the AR.Drone 2.0 is its acrobatic skill. The new version can now do impressive aerial flips on demand (see video above). Even beginners can get in on the action, as the command for a flip is a simple double-tap of the screen. Just make sure ‘Flip’ is turned on in the app preferences.</p> <p>As with any good aircraft, the AR.Drone 2.0 (app) comes with plenty of switches and sliders in the (virtual) cockpit. You can adjust control style, how high it can fly, how fast it can manoeuvre and even switch between indoor and outdoor modes to get the best performance out of your new toy.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-7"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 – verdict </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The new Drone makes good some of the shortcomings of its predecessor, making it easier to fly and more rewarding to own. Better video capabilities mean its easier to show off to friends and we’re still impressed by that awesome flip. Although it’s early days we’re hoping the new version will trigger a flood of new third party apps to increase its appeal. It’s still a lot to pay for a toy, but what a toy it is.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-verdict"> <div class="field-label">Verdict:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Parrot's AR.Drone 2.0 is a tech toy like no other, offering even more flying fun with its new skills and AR smarts</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-preview"> <div class="field-label">Preview:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Disabled </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /review/parrot-ardrone-20 </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/parrot-ardrone-20/review#comments AR.Drone 2.0 Geek accessories Parrot Thu, 07 Jun 2012 15:36:41 +0000 Esat Dedezade 421465 at http://www.stuff.tv AR Drone 2.0 will be landing in the UK in June http://www.stuff.tv/ardrone-20/ar-drone-20-will-be-landing-uk-june/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Brace yourselves, the second generation of drones are coming, and they&#039;re smarter than ever.... </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/parrot-ar-drone-2_3.jpg?1368456803" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Parrot has revealed that the successor to its AR Drone quadricopter, the AR Drone 2.0, will be invading UK shores in June with a revamped spec list and a brand new look.</p><p>First up on the list of new tricks is the AR Drone 2.0's ability to live stream and record 1280x720 HD video straight to your mobile device's screen before saving recordings to USB or sharing to YouTube or Picasa.</p><p>When it comes to gaming, the same camera can also distinguish between certain shapes and colours, allowing you to blast away at augmented reality baddies on your phone's screen.</p><fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-hcmvideofield-video field-field-brightcove-video"> <div class="field-label">Video ID/URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="messages warning">This video is not currently supported.</div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-number-integer field-field-make-full-width"> <div class="field-label">Make full width:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Do not make full width </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/news-nugget/ar-drone-20-will-be-landing-in-the-uk-in-june </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ardrone-20/ar-drone-20-will-be-landing-uk-june/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ardrone-20/ar-drone-20-will-be-landing-uk-june/news#comments AR.Drone 2.0 Parrot Sat, 03 Mar 2012 10:49:35 +0000 Esat Dedezade 420210 at http://www.stuff.tv Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 gets HD video and higher fly-bys http://www.stuff.tv/ardrone-20/parrot-ardrone-20-gets-hd-video-and-higher-fly-bys/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> More accurate flight, HD video recording and a host of tweaks promise to make this a worthwhile upgrade </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="318" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ardrone2_0.jpg?1364397212" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/new-twitter-banner_1724.jpg?1364397212" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Parrot has announced the next generation of its smartphone-controlled quadricopter, the AR.Drone.</p> <p>The new AR.Drone 2.0 looks set to blow the old one out of the air with new features like 720p HD video and an onboard barometer which gives more accurate stable altitude and allows it to fly higher than its predecessor.</p> <p>The new 720p front-facing camera not only helps you fly it around, but also allows you to record your flight.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/life-etc/news-nugget/parrot-ardrone-20-gets-hd-video-and-higher-fly-bys </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ardrone-20/parrot-ardrone-20-gets-hd-video-and-higher-fly-bys/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ardrone-20/parrot-ardrone-20-gets-hd-video-and-higher-fly-bys/news#comments AR.Drone 2.0 Parrot Mon, 09 Jan 2012 11:08:32 +0000 Jools Whitehorn 419331 at http://www.stuff.tv