Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

Parrot AR.DroneRemote control vehicles are fun and remote control aircraft doubly so. Imagine then how much fun a remote control quadricopter is, especially when it’s controlled by wifi from your smartphone. Todd takes flying lessons from Parrot’s Julian.

The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is an update of the original AR.Drone, with the main difference being an HD camera on the drone which streams video footage of the flight back to the device so the operator can see what the Drone is seeing. The AR.Drone 2.0 is controlled via wifi from either an Apple or Android  tablet/smartphone.

There’s some pretty sophisticated technology in the AR.Drone. For example, it has a downward-facing camera that the Drone uses to track motion over the ground. On a windy day, the Drone can hold position over a spot by using this camera to detect wind-blown motion and then compensate for it. Very clever and cool.

The AR.Drone is pricey enough but not unaffordable at $299. Available now from good retailers worldwide.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central and Daniel Lewis of The Audacity Podcast for the TechPodcast Network.

Parrot Dia Wireless Digital Picture Frame by NoDesign

The Dia wireless digital picture frame by NoDesign for Parrot takes digital picture frames to a new level. It’s genuinely stylish, drawing on the visual design of traditional light boxes, with the backlight separated from the LCD.

It has both Wifi and Bluetooth compatibility and the ubiquitous iPhone app to send pictures directly to the frame.

Coming later in 2011 for around $500 for the 10″ wireless version. Expensive, but you know you want one.

Interview by Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central.

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Parrot Hovercraft AR Drone debuts at CES 2010

Every year at CES there is always one product that draws a huge crowd. This year it was the Parrot Hovercraft every venue that the Hovercraft appeared at was packed to the rim. The Hovercraft combines two on-board cameras (facing forward and down) and a wifi link that enables control of the four engine craft for up to fifteen minutes.

Andy McCaskey from SDR News provides us great coverage of this device.

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USB Wireless Technology (Company Unknown)
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Digital Freedom

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