Parrot http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/all en-GB Parrot Zik 2.0 is now slimmer and prettier http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/parrot-zik-20-now-slimmer-and-prettier/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> But looks will only get you so far in this game, you mark our words </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="1200" height="900" title="Parrot Zik 2.0" alt="Parrot Zik 2.0" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/main_4.jpg?1412929326" /> </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/fraser-macdonald" title="View user profile.">Fraser Macdonald</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>I&rsquo;ve already got some decent headphones. Why should I get these? </strong><br />Oh yeah, stick with what you&rsquo;ve got. What do any of us really need, anyway? Food in our bellies, a roof over our heads and a job in order to pay the taxman. Maybe a Nokia 3210 for those times when a written letter is just a little too slow to tell her that you&rsquo;re running late for your date. Bit of Snake for entertainment on special occasions. Perfect, yes?</p> <p><strong>Oh. One of those days, is it? </strong><br />Well, the cloud of dismissiveness in which you live is poisonous to us. Just look at these colourful cans! Don&rsquo;t they just make you think, before hearing anything about their capabilities, that they&rsquo;ll bring incremental gains to your pursuit of happiness just by being on your noggin?</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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>The previous <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/parrot-zik-touch-controlled-nfc-headphones-out-july/news" target="_blank">Ziks</a> were rather austere, weren&rsquo;t they?</strong><br />Apart from the latter-day <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/parrot-zik-touch-controlled-nfc-headphones-out-july/news" target="_blank">gold</a> versions, yes. And a little chunky, too. But that&rsquo;s been refined for the 2.0s. Philippe Starck is still involved in the overall design, but they&rsquo;ve slimmed down from 325g to a more lug-load compliant 270g. The soft-touch plastic has been replaced by a leathery something, and the cups have been made more comfortable. But it&rsquo;s not all colour and cosiness, the new versions are yet more capable of conjuring up a capital cacophony.</p> <p><strong>Well, that&rsquo;s good to hear.</strong><br />The headphones have no fewer than eight microphones for measuring ambient noise levels, as well as a bone conduction microphone for better voice clarity during handsfree calls. There&rsquo;s a better DAC onboard, and an improved Android/iOS app that lets you muck about with the equaliser and noise cancellation levels. That is, unless you&rsquo;ve downloaded your favourite band&rsquo;s custom EQ &ndash; a original Zik feature that continues with the new version. The swipy touch-sensitive music controls on the headphones also remain.</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="Parrot Zik 2.0" alt="Parrot Zik 2.0" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/4_13.jpg?1412929326" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Parrot Zik 2.0" alt="Parrot Zik 2.0" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/3_17.jpg?1412929326" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Hmm, lots going on. Does that mean poor battery life? </strong><br />Well, kind of. Bluetooth 3.0 is your wireless option, and with that going on you&rsquo;re only looking at six hours of playback. But you can plug in the bundled audio cable and listen for up to 18 hours, without sacrificing the app features or noise cancellation. Hooray!</p> <p><strong>Have you cheered up a bit now? </strong><br />Yep! Consider the air well and truly cleared and gadget joy levels restored. The only cloud is that the Zik 2.0 won&rsquo;t be available until November. But at least the &pound;230 price tag is on the money for big tech drum-bumpers like these.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE:</strong> <strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/vertu/vertu-breaks-new-ground-hp-1v-headphones/news" target="_blank">Vertu breaks new ground with HP-1V headphones</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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="Parrot Zik 2.0" alt="Parrot Zik 2.0" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/2_13.jpg?1412929326" /> </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> http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/parrot-zik-20-now-slimmer-and-prettier/news#comments Bluetooth Headphones Headphones Hot Stuff Parrot Thu, 09 Oct 2014 10:53:38 +0000 Fraser Macdonald 1449776 at http://www.stuff.tv Meet the Bebop, Parrot’s Oculus Rift-compatible drone http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/meet-bebop-parrot-s-oculus-rift-compatible-drone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> UPDATED with more details! With real-time VR viewing and a two-kilometre range, the Bebop is by far the smartest AR.Drone yet </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="Meet the Bebop, Parrot’s Oculus Rift-compatible drone" alt="Meet the Bebop, Parrot’s Oculus Rift-compatible drone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/parrot-bebop-main.jpg?1400111560" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>Another Parrot AR Drone?</strong><br />Correct, the Bebop is technically the AR.Drone 3.0 &ndash; and also the company&rsquo;s smartest flyer yet.</p> <p><strong>How come?</strong><br />Well, for starters it boasts a two-kilometre control range. Previous AR.Drones were limited to the distance of regular Wi-Fi, but the Bebop comes with a new &ldquo;Skycontroller&rdquo; that boosts the range far, far beyond that. You can still use only your smartphone to control it, if you want, but the Skycontroller has a place for mounting a phone or tablet, giving you the best of both worlds.</p> <p>And like the DJI Phantom 2 Vision, the Bebop can also fly autonomously. It tracks its location via GPS, GLONASS and GALILEO, and will return to its take-off position and land automatically if desired.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/dji/dji-phantom-2-vision-quadcopter-drone/review">DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter review</a></strong></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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>What can I do with the phone or tablet?</strong><br />You can view through the drone&rsquo;s camera in real-time, naturally. But there&rsquo;s more: the Skycontroller can also be rigged up to an Oculus Rift (or other) VR headset via HDMI, allowing the wearer of said headset to essentially &ldquo;become&rdquo; the drone by viewing in first-person through the camera. You can even control the camera angle by leaning your head. Sadly, the view won&rsquo;t be in real 3D, because you&rsquo;d need two cameras for that.</p> <p><strong>Now that sounds a bit special. Tell me more about the camera</strong><br />It&rsquo;s a new one for Parrot, a 14MP fisheye camera with an 180-degree field of view. It can capture HD video and stills (saving them onto 8GB of flash memory), of course, and allows for the real-time viewing we&rsquo;ve already mentioned, but the most intriguing thing about it is Parrot&rsquo;s innovative form of stabilisation tech.</p> <p>Lightweight quadcopters like this are easily buffeted by wind, but Parrot&rsquo;s camera helps to create a more stable image by using only a part of its huge field of view, along with some clever software. So the angle of view remains steady even if the Bebop is wobbling about. It sounds too good to be true, so we&rsquo;ll be looking into this carefully when we test it.</p> <p><strong>READ MORE: <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/parrot-ardrone-20/review">Parrot AR Drone 2.0 review</a></strong></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-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="Meet the Bebop, Parrot’s Oculus Rift-compatible drone" alt="Meet the Bebop, Parrot’s Oculus Rift-compatible drone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/parrot-bebop-controller.jpg?1400111560" /> </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-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><strong>How&rsquo;s the flight time?</strong><br />Not as good as the DJI Phantom 2 Vision&rsquo;s 25-odd minutes. Parrot says the Bebop can remain airborne for about 12 minutes on a battery charge.</p> <p><strong>When&rsquo;s it out &ndash; and how much will it cost?</strong><br />The Bebop is due for release in the fourth quarter of 2014, and while the price to yet to be confirmed you can expect to pay quite a bit more than the &pound;300 or so you&rsquo;d pay for the AR Drone 2.0.</p> <p>[<a href="http://blog.parrot.com/2014/05/12/announcing-parrot-bebop-drone/">Parrot</a> via <a href="http://techcrunch.com/2014/05/11/parrots-newest-drone-packs-a-serious-camera-extreme-range/">Techcrunch</a>]</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/hot-stuff">TAKE FLIGHT WITH MORE HOT STUFF</a></strong></p> <p><iframe frameborder="0" height="180" src="http://pages.haymarket.com/stuff_signup/enews_embed" width="300"></iframe></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/6ZdSMAG90Rs" 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> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-carousel-item"><legend>Carousel Extras</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-title"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parrot Bebop drone takes flight with Oculus Rift </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-carousel-item-standfirst"> <div class="field-label">Carousel item standfirst:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parrot&#039;s smartest AR.Drone yet lets you soar to new heights </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> Hot Stuff Parrot Tue, 13 May 2014 09:54:49 +0000 Sam Kieldsen 1436974 at http://www.stuff.tv Hands-on video review: Parrot MiniDrone and Jumping Sumo – new drones incoming http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/ces-2014/hands-review-parrot-minidrone-and-jumping-sumo-hands-review-new-drones-incoming/vide <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parrot reveals two brand new fun-packed smartphone-controlled bots and they&#039;re pretty darn awesome </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="Hands-on review: Parrot MiniDrone and Jumping Sumo hands-on review – new drones incoming " alt="Hands-on review: Parrot MiniDrone and Jumping Sumo hands-on review – new drones " src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/Screen%20Shot%202014-01-06%20at%2011.11.34.png?1389692463" /> </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-3016489198001" 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="3016489198001" /> <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. 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A quick swipe makes an instant 90-degree turn - the Sumo&#39;s inbuilt gyroscope and accelerometer ensures that it&#39;s remarkably accurate &ndash; while a separate buttons lets you control the length and height of jumps. There are also preset stunts, including a rapid spin mode.</p> <p>Point of view visuals are provided by a VGA camera, while there&#39;s also a micro USB port for charging; an hour of charging will give you around 20 minutes of play.</p> <p>We saw the Sumo running through a pre-programmed route, hopping up to a platform, spinning at amazing speed and then hopping again through a small basketball hoop.&nbsp;</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-3016489198001" 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="3016489198001" /> <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. 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Unlike its bigger sibling, the MiniDrone doesn&#39;t feature a camera to keep the weight down &ndash; but you can clip on a pair of lightweight wheels that let it roll along the ground.</p> <p>The MiniDrone connects to a smartphone or tablet using Bluetooth LE; the app lets you control altitude and steer using a joystick, while tilting your controller alters pitch and yaw. A gyroscope, accelerometer and barometer keep the MiniDrone astonishingly stable; take your hands off the controls and it rests in a hover, and it&#39;s able to quickly right itself after being nudged.</p> <p>Battery life for the MiniDrone is considerably shorter, with an hour&#39;s charge yielding eight minutes of playtime.</p> <p>Pricing and availability for the Jumping Sumo and MiniDrone are under wraps for the time being, with both due in 2014.</p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2013/ces-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014 - the biggest news so far, live from Las Vegas</a></strong></p> <p><strong><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2014/2014-ces-hot-stuff-awards/feature">2014 CES Hot Stuff Awards - the 10 best launches from the show</a></strong></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="Parrot MiniDrone" alt="Parrot MiniDrone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/parrot-minidrone-01.jpg?1389621532" /> </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="1200" height="900" title="Parrot MiniDrone" alt="Parrot MiniDrone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/parrot-minidrone-02.jpg?1389621532" /> </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> http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/ces-2014/parrot-takes-wraps-jumping-sumo-rolling-robot-and-minidrone/news#comments CES 2014 Parrot Sat, 11 Jan 2014 04:11:18 +0000 Stephen Graves 1430699 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 Flower Power sensor takes root at CES http://www.stuff.tv/flower-power/flower-power-sensor-takes-root-ces/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parrot’s Bluetooth plant sensor gives green thumbs to everyone, as the Internet of Things spreads to the garden </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" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/parrot-flower-power_1.jpg?1364397995" /> </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_246.jpg?1364397995" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Lots of gardeners talk to their plants, but with the Parrot Flower Power sensor, the plants will be able to talk back.</p> <p>Parrot is better known for the iPhone-controlled <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/review/parrot-ardrone-20">AR.Drone</a> quadricopter, which looks like it was sent back in time by Skynet. The Flower Power may be a hippy in comparison, but it is no less technologically impressive.</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/ces/ces/flower-power-sensor-takes-root-at-ces </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/flower-power/flower-power-sensor-takes-root-ces/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/flower-power/flower-power-sensor-takes-root-ces/news#comments Flower Power Parrot Tue, 08 Jan 2013 13:01:09 +0000 Jonathan Holmes 423878 at http://www.stuff.tv Parrot Minikit Neo takes your calls on the road http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/parrot-minikit-neo-takes-your-calls-road/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parrot dinky in-car kit lets you compose emails and texts or take calls without touching a button </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-minikit-neo-500_0.jpg?1364399988" /> </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_4680.jpg?1364399988" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It may not be the most futuristic thing we’ve seen lately (<a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/portable-media/news-nugget/you-can-buy-google%E2%80%99s-project-glass-future-specs-now-for-us1500">not even this week</a>), but if your smarpthone doesn’t have voice control, Parrot’s Minikit Neo is happy to act as the middle man.</p> <p>The Minikit Neo allows you to manage all your calls, syncing with the contacts on your phone so you can dial and write without taking your eyes off that old lady stepping on to the zebra crossing.</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-minikit-neo-takes-your-calls-on-the-road </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/parrot-minikit-neo-takes-your-calls-road/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/parrot-minikit-neo-takes-your-calls-road/news#comments Parrot Thu, 28 Jun 2012 13:40:40 +0000 Paddy Smith 421759 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> </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 Parrot ZIK touch-controlled NFC headphones out July http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/parrot-zik-touch-controlled-nfc-headphones-out-july/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Gone are the days of fumbling for buttons thanks to these sleekly designed wireless touch-sensitive headphones </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/ZIK_Parrot_headphones_By_Starck.jpg?1386001626" /> </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_5091.jpg?1386001626" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>The Parrot ZIK cans are the first touch-controlled wireless Bluetooth NFC headphones. But they&rsquo;re great for more than just cutting-edge technology.</p> <p>They look perfect, because they&rsquo;re from designer Robert Stark. They feel excellent, as they&rsquo;re comfortably cushioned, wireless and have active noise-cancelling. And they&#39;re even attentive with mics and a bone conduction sensor that lets you take calls with perfect mic and speaker levels.</p> <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-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/portable-media/news-nugget/parrot-zik-touch-controlled-nfc-headphones-out-july </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/parrot-zik-touch-controlled-nfc-headphones-out-july/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/parrot-zik-touch-controlled-nfc-headphones-out-july/news#comments Headphones Parrot ZIK Wed, 16 May 2012 12:25:50 +0000 Luke Edwards 421183 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 AR.Drone pilot app launches on Android Market http://www.stuff.tv/ardrone/ardrone-pilot-app-launches-android-market/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parrot&#039;s AR.Drone takes off on Android phones </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="326" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ardrone_0.jpg?1364401333" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="301" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ardrone-android-app_0.jpg?1364401333" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <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_2672.jpg?1364401333" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>It's a good week for Android users previously seething with envy as their iPhone-toting mates flew around Parrot AR.Drone quadricopters – the AR.FreeFlight app has just gone live on Android Market.</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/apps-and-games/news-nugget/ardrone-pilot-app-launches-on-android-market </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ardrone/ardrone-pilot-app-launches-android-market/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ardrone/ardrone-pilot-app-launches-android-market/news#comments AR.Drone Parrot Mon, 05 Sep 2011 10:15:51 +0000 Sophie Charara 417780 at http://www.stuff.tv Parrot AR Drone gets it on with Android http://www.stuff.tv/ardrone/parrot-ar-drone-gets-it-android/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> A headline we&#039;ve been yearning to write for years, and now we have reason </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="440" height="286" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ar.drone__0.jpg?1364401832" /> </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_3414.jpg?1364401832" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>We’ve always had a soft spot for the Parrot AR Drone. Its Wi-Fi-piloted controls and flying augmented reality gaming experience have sent our geekometers in to a frenzy in the past. But until now only Apple lovers could get in on the sweet soaring action with their iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches. That changes from now with the welcome announcement that Android, Symbian and Bada devices have been invited to the drone party.</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/apps-and-games/news-nugget/parrot-ar-drone-gets-it-on-with-android </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ardrone/parrot-ar-drone-gets-it-android/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ardrone/parrot-ar-drone-gets-it-android/news#comments AR.Drone Parrot Wed, 08 Jun 2011 11:55:05 +0000 Esat Dedezade 416646 at http://www.stuff.tv Parrot AR.Drone http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/parrot-ardrone/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> This quadricopter is mind-blowingly futuristic </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="1300" height="684" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ParrotARDrone1_2.jpg?1364298919" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1000" height="500" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ParrotARDrone2_2.jpg?1364298919" /> </div> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="1563" height="1376" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ParrotARDrone3_2.jpg?1364298919" /> </div> <div class="field-item even"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="400" height="233" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/ParrotARDrone4_2.jpg?1364298919" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>This quadricopter is mind-blowingly futuristic. You control it via Wi-Fi using an iPhone, iPod touch or Android phone, and it sends live video feeds to the handset from its forward- and downward-facing cameras.</p> <p>It's better suited to outdoor use as other Wi-Fi signals can interfere with it, but then it's too big to fly indoors anyway. You steer around either by tilting your handset or using the onscreen interface, and it's impressively agile. If you relinquish control it's almost self-aware, hovering on autopilot.</p> <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"> £300.00 </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">8 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-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> </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>This quadricopter is mind-blowingly futuristic</p> </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 </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/parrot-ardrone/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/parrot-ardrone/review#comments AR.Drone Geek accessories Parrot Fri, 22 Oct 2010 13:49:34 +0000 Tony Horgan 420055 at http://www.stuff.tv Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter gets official launch http://www.stuff.tv/ardrone/parrot-ardrone-quadricopter-gets-official-launch/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Back in January we got our first glimpse of the AR.Drone, when it was debuted by makers Parrot at CES.Well the Avatar-esque four-bladed helicopter toy </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="356" height="236" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/1804804e0mn_0.jpg?1364403974" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Back in January <a href="http://stuff.tv/News/CES-2010-Parrot-ARDrone-quadricopter-takes-flight/13856/" target="_blank">we got our first glimpse of the AR.Drone</a>, when it was debuted by makers Parrot at CES.</p> <p>Well the Avatar-esque four-bladed helicopter toy is nearly ready for launch, and will be formally introduced to the world on 15 June, at the E3 games expo in sunny Los Angeles. Parrot will show off the AR.Drone and detail its pricing and release date.</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/stuff/parrot-ardrone-quadricopter-gets-official-launch </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ardrone/parrot-ardrone-quadricopter-gets-official-launch/news" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/ardrone/parrot-ardrone-quadricopter-gets-official-launch/news#comments AR.Drone Parrot Wed, 26 May 2010 05:00:00 +0000 admin 14542 at http://www.stuff.tv