• Indiegogo Project Seeks To Drastically Improve First-Person View For Home Drone Pilots

    Indiegogo Project Seeks To Drastically Improve First-Person View For Home Drone Pilots

    Drones are very fun, is something that I recently realized playing with a Parrot AR Drone 2.0 for the first time. But the image on the screen you see from most drone cameras is laggy, pixelated and generally subpar, even if the camera on your drone itself is capable of recording much higher quality video. Sky Drone FPV aims to improve that, with a new crowdfunded project that will provide… Read More

  • This $49 Quadcopter Flips, Dips, And Floats

    This $49 Quadcopter Flips, Dips, And Floats

    Why spend a few hundred on a Parrot AR.Drone when you can pop over to Brando and pick up a $49 quadcopter that fits in the palm of your hand and does flips. The Quadcopter uses “New Design Technology” to be “The Most Stable (like the real?) Floating in the AIR.” I’ll let Brando’s breathless authors take it from here: Read More

  • Gadget Of The Week: The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

    Gadget Of The Week: The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

    There are plenty of ways to get your flight school kicks with your smartphone or tablet — this missile shooting Griffin chopper comes to mind — but few manage to ooze as much style (or cost as much money) as Parrot’s AR.Drone 2.0. Getting the thing ready to fly is surprisingly simple. Once you’ve popped the battery into place, and turned the thing on, the Drone creates… Read More

  • TechCrunch Gadget Wrapup Show From CES, January 12th

    Parrot AR Drone 2 Priced At $300, Available For Pre-Order

    If you’ve ever wanted a whirring quadcopter to fly dangerously close to your head and then suddenly flip over completely, righting itself before your eyes, you may want to put $300 down for the AR Drone 2, Parrot’s latest version of their amazing device. Read More

  • Do A Barrel Roll: AR.Drone Challenges You To Become A Great Drone Pilot

    Like Grig approaching Alex Rogan in a trailer park, AR.Drone wants you to become the greatest drone pilot in history. The contest involves a number of interesting challenges including The Spin, above, and a few more that will be announced over the next few weeks. Simply record yourself performing the challenges (well) and you could win one of these valuable prizes. Read More

  • Parrot AR.Drone Works With Nokia N8, C7, and E7

    It’s been a long time coming, but the four people who own Nokia N8s, C7s, and E7s can now play with the AR.Drone from the comfort of their phones using Parrot’s AR.Remote software for Symbian. Read More

  • Turn The AR.Drone Into An Autonomous Hunter/Killer

    A app called Drone Master, now pending review in the iTunes store, adds autonomous tracking to the AR.Drone that we all love so much. In this demo, the drone can find its specially-colored shells and hover over them, waiting for the command to unleash hell on the tabletop. Check out more of Drone Master’s features after the jump. We’ll post an update once the app is available. Read More

  • The Microsoft Surface Becomes An AR.Drone Remote

    Man, I love me some AR.Drone. It’s literally the coolest thing I’ve used in a long time. And the best part? It just gets cooler. This video shows us what I’m assuming is a non-doctored video of a WinWise employee using a Microsoft Surface to control a Parrot AR.Drone. Read More

  • Fly or Die Nexus S and Video Girl Barbie Review

    Fly Or Die: The Nexus S, Barbie Video Girl, And AR.Drone (TCTV)

    It’s video time, folks. Here is the latest episode of one of our newest TCTV shows, Fly or Die. (For those of you paying attention, before it was called Death/Star for the pilot, but we changed it to make the name clearer). Fly or Die is a review show where Crunchgear editor John Biggs and I take on three new products and argue which ones will become huge hits or mark them for death. … Read More

  • AR.Pursuit Arms Your AR.Drone For Augmented Reality Warfare

    The AR.Drone just got a little more awesome. Hard to believe, yes, but that’s what an augmented reality game can do to your geek cred. The $2.99 app [virtually] equips your AR.Drone with automatic machine guns, rocket launchers, and other goodies in your quest to be the last AR.Drone standing. See, that’s the little issue. This app allows you to seek and destroy another AR.Drone… Read More

  • AR.Drone Torn Down

    The AR.Drone is one of the funnest things to do while drunk. We played with this thing on Thanksgiving evening and hit one of the propellers on the sidewalk. A little jiggling and it was ready to fly again. That’s what’s so great about the Drone – it’s amazing and it’s easy to fix, as iFixit just discovered. Best of all, Parrot offers repair videos and parts so… Read More

  • Review: Parrot AR.Drone

    We’ve seen the AR.Drone floating around multiple events this year including CES but we never really got a chance to play with it until this week. Before I get into my review, I’m going to tell you a story. People ask me all the time “What’s the coolest thing you’ve seen” and like a football stadium toilet attendant being asked how his Sunday went, I always… Read More

  • The Parrot AR.Drone iPhone-controlled drone finally gets a price

    The Parrot AR.Drone might be the coolest iPhone accessory ever made. It’s a four-propeller drone equipped with two cameras controlled by the movement of an iPhone. But is it worth it’s $300 price tag? Yeah, it actually is. We played around with it at CES and have to say that it’s an awesome device with so much potential for fun and profit. Read More