Parrot http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/all en-GB Parrot takes the wraps off incredible Jumping Sumo rolling robot and MiniDrone flyer http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/ces-2014/parrot-takes-wraps-jumping-sumo-rolling-robot-and-minidrone/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Parrot&#039;s new lineup includes a dinky drone and a wheeled robot that can leap up to 80cm high [updated with video] </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 Jumping Sumo and MiniDrone" alt="Parrot Jumping Sumo and MiniDrone" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/parrot-jumping-sumo-and-minidrone.jpg?1389621532" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>Parrot has taken the wraps off two new drones at <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/ces-2013/ces-2014-biggest-stories-so-far/feature" target="_blank">CES 2014</a> &ndash; the Jumping Sumo, a leaping, wheeled robot, and the pocket-sized MiniDrone flyer.</p> <p>The Jumping Sumo&#39;s stand-out party trick is its ability to leap up to 80cm using a spring-loaded mechanism - Parrot claims that it always lands on its wheels, and the demo units on the stand managed accurate hops onto a platform nine times out of ten.</p> <p>Yes, it is every bit as cool as it sounds.</p> <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/stephen-graves" title="View user profile.">Stephen Graves</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"> Controlling the Sumo </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 Sumo&#39;s controlled using a tablet or smartphone app; tilting the tablet steers the robot, while a slider controls forward and backwards movement. 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 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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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 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. 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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 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 Parrot Party http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/parrot-party/review <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Quality Bluetooth Stereo speakers are thin on the ground. Can Parrot’s rubberised dog-bone fill the gap? </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="564" height="278" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/parrot-party-black-edition_0.jpg?1364300150" /> </div> </div> </div> <p>If you’ve got a Bluetooth Stereo (A2DP) MP3 player or mobile phone, then you’ve probably investigated a few portable speaker systems. They’re mostly rubbish, aren’t they?</p> <p>Parrot has been on a one-company crusade to bring decent wireless sound to the masses. The Party is its first portable system, and it’s one of its best.</p> <p>Rubbery sound</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"> £80.00 </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">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-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"> This to-go wireless speaker system scores highly by managing to be properly portable, yet still sound agreeable </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-party </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/parrot-party/review" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.stuff.tv/parrot/parrot-party/review#comments Docks and Speakers Parrot Party Thu, 01 Nov 2007 05:00:00 +0000 Simon Osborne-Walker 8331 at http://www.stuff.tv