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Mobile wireless and flying, iPhone - Parrot new remote control drone

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 2 9

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A flying drone is Apple's newest collaboration with the Parrot company, another global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones. It is the first quadricopter that can be controlled by an iPod touch®, iPhone® or iPad™. First plane models of this "must-have" augmented reality game were shipped to aspiring pilots over the Labor Day Weekend. Sure to be on everyone's Christmas list, the AR. Drone can be used interactively with other drone pilots.

The AR. Drone is more like a flying video game, generates it's own WiFi network and is remotely controlled by either Apple's iPod touch®, iPhone® or iPad™. Extremely easy to fly either indoors or out, and there's even an AR. Drone Pilot's Academy. The multiplayer game, named AR.Flying Ace, makes it possible to have a battle between two AR.Drone. Hulls are available in three different colors to easily identify your AR.Drone. Video game interactivity for real.

drone Pilots Academy

"Once in-flight, the accelerometer of the iPod touch/iPhone/iPad detects all of the movements and the AR.Drone will mirror all movements made by the iPod touch iPhone/ iPad while the pilot's left thumb is on the control button."

AR Drone flying WiFi

Each AR.Drone includes:
-- AR.Drone with internal hull
-- 1 external hull
-- 1 battery
-- 1 battery charger and 4-pin mains adapter
-- 1 set of stickers
-- 1 quick start guide

and retails for $299.00. There are several different drone designs for interactive flying among friends.

The Parrot company is a global leader in wireless devices for mobile phones, founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux, and headquartered in Paris. The AR. Drone was initially designed for the Apple platforms and will also be available on other platforms in the next few months.

remote control drone wifi


Find the AR. Drone at Brookstone.com.









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Comments

Sep 8, 2010 7:05pm
Deborah-Diane
Wow! Now we can all operate a drone from our backyard. We'll be setting up personal spy planes, next! This sounds like fun. Thanks for letting us all know about this product!
Sep 9, 2010 8:02pm
Introspective
Great info. Thanks Sharon!!
Sep 12, 2010 12:48pm
divaonline
I like Deborah's spy plane idea. Too funny. I have to share this great article with several family members.
Sep 14, 2010 5:15pm
Lynsuz
Thanks for sharing Sharon, iphone drone, what will they come up with next.
Dec 18, 2013 7:38pm
shar-On
I think drones will be another one of our security problems in time. There are more and more inventive ideas for different way in which to use them coming out all the time. A friend of ours bought one for surveying. Now you can see them used in parks, backyards in fact anywhere. So we will never know who is watching us.
I saw one on TV the other day for runners, it follows them. I only saw part of it but evidently it was a way of someone knowing where they were for security.
Dec 19, 2013 6:08am
SharonWatterson
Since the 60 minutes Amazon - drone piece, everyone has questioned the validity of using drones in everyday life. Delivering packages is a might far-fetched, but using drones as tools of the trade is a possibility. examples: to measure a roof or chimney, check for damage, etc., all sorts of uses in construction and in very controlled areas.
Dec 19, 2013 6:08am
SharonWatterson
Since the 60 minutes Amazon - drone piece, everyone has questioned the validity of using drones in everyday life. Delivering packages is a might far-fetched, but using drones as tools of the trade is a possibility. examples: to measure a roof or chimney, check for damage, etc., all sorts of uses in construction and in very controlled areas.
Dec 19, 2013 6:08am
SharonWatterson
Since the 60 minutes Amazon - drone piece, everyone has questioned the validity of using drones in everyday life. Delivering packages is a might far-fetched, but using drones as tools of the trade is a possibility. examples: to measure a roof or chimney, check for damage, etc., all sorts of uses in construction and in very controlled areas.
Dec 19, 2013 6:08am
SharonWatterson
Since the 60 minutes Amazon - drone piece, everyone has questioned the validity of using drones in everyday life. Delivering packages is a might far-fetched, but using drones as tools of the trade is a possibility. examples: to measure a roof or chimney, check for damage, etc., all sorts of uses in construction and in very controlled areas.
Dec 19, 2013 6:08am
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