Parrot’s New Bebop Drone Can Do Amazing Things

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TIME

In the emerging world of consumer drones, the most important company in the world happens to be a French one, Parrot, which was formerly best known for making Bluetooth audio products. Back in 2010, it announced the AR.Drone, a $300 quadricopter with onboard cameras, controllable from your iPhone, iPad or Android device.

Watching it whir off into the sky or hover in place was a revelation: I still remember the moment when a friend of mine demoed his AR.Drone by sending it soaring around his living room during a dinner party. It made me interested in drones in a way reading about them never could.

Parrot released version 2.0 of the AR.Drone in 2012. And now it’s announcing an all-new model, the Parrot Bebop Drone. Rather than replacing the AR.Drone, the Bebop takes the same concept, pulls out all the technical stops and emphasizes the idea of using…

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