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Parrot Ar.drone

Parrot Ar.drone
alaScore 76

76 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 76 reviews of Parrot Ar.drone. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design. The usability is also mentioned favorably. The size and price get less positive opinions.

usability, design

reliability, price, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Parrot Ar.drone is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 76 reviews)

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Expert review by (stuff.tv)

Parrot AR.Drone review

 

This quadricopter is mind-blowingly futuristic

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Matt Hawkins (techradar.com)

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 review

 

They're not so much new products but 'projects'

Nov, 2017

Expert review by : Nick Barber (techadvisor.co.uk)

Parrot AR.Drone review

 

But flying indoors proves tricky and may frustrate inexperienced pilots. We first saw the Parrot AR.Drone at CES in January, and you can buy one from HMV for £299 inc VAT. For a video review of the toy, click here.

After becoming comfortable with the Parrot AR.Drone's controls and weathering some crashes, the helicopter is a fun toy to fly. Fractures in the indoor hull were frequent during the learning period, but the rest of the toy was quite durable. The...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Johan Keyter (techsmart.co.za)

Parrot AR.Drone

 

The Parrot AR.Drone is your personal eye in the sky, and the toy you've been dreaming about since you were ten.

This quadricopter is what childhood dreams are made of, a fully capable, remote-controlled, video camera equipped flying machine which you can control using nothing more than your iPhone. The AR.Drone is piloted through Wi-Fi network signals and an...

May, 2011

Expert review by : Nic Simmonds (mybroadband.co.za)

Parrot AR.Drone review

 

Offering excellent stability and responsiveness in the air, the Parrot AR.Drone gives iPhone and iPad users one more thing to be smug about

excellent remote controlled flight experience ; easy to get the hang of ; brilliant use of the iOS touch screen interface ; durable ; augmented reality gaming

12 minute flight time buffered by 90 minute recharge sessions ; augmented reality requires other Parrot AR.Drones

The AR.Drone is miles ahead of other (admittedly cheaper) toy helicopters in terms of the general flight experience on offer. It is forgiving and responsive in the air, and does not require too much time before one has grasped the basics. The iPhone...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Jonathan Margolis (howtospendit.ft.com)

Parrot AR drone

 

It serves no useful purpose other than amusement, which it does admirably

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Nick Barber (macworld.co.uk)

Parrot AR.Drone review

 

The Parrot AR.Drone is an exciting, fun-to-fly, four-rotor helicopter that can be piloted over WiFi by an iPad, iPod touch or iPhone.

Great fun to fly, really impressive app, largely durable

Expect to crash it a lot early on, the hull is vulnerable to damage

After becoming comfortable with the Parrot AR.Drone's controls and weathering some crashes, the helicopter is a fun toy to fly. Fractures in the indoor hull were frequent during the learning period, but the rest of the toy was quite durable. The...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Nick Barber (techworld.com)

Parrot AR.Drone review

 

The AR.Drone from France-based Parrot is an exciting, fun-to-fly, four-rotor helicopter that can be piloted over Wi-Fi by an iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone. But flying indoors proves tricky and may frustrate inexperienced pilots.

After becoming comfortable with the AR.Drone's controls and weathering some crashes, the helicopter is a fun toy to fly. Fractures in the indoor hull were frequent during the learning period, but the rest of the toy was quite durable. The success of...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by : Ben Sillis (electricpig.co.uk)

Parrot AR Drone review

 

The Parrot AR Drone pretty much stole the show at this year's CES expo in Las Vegas, simply by taking off. Just look at the thing. It's got four blades! The iPod touch controlled quadricopter is finally going on sale in the UK next month though, and we...

Cameras, controls, durability, being transported back to being a kid

One battery per box, needs an iOS device

Awesome fun, but to get the best of it you may have to spend a bit more

Jul, 2010

Expert review by : Paul Goodhead (bit-tech.net)

Parrot AR.Drone RC Helicopter Review

 

Controlled by an iPhone over WiFi, and with an on-board camera, is this most amazing gaget ever?

The AR.Drone is fun and accessible to play with. It’s also impressive that's it's so easy to set up and how quickly the 'copter can be zipping around the room after getting it out of the box. We certainly enjoyed hovering the AR.Drone around our labs,...

Jul, 2010

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery life (max):0.12
Battery Type:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Number of Batteries Supported:1

Input Device

Buttons quantity:2
Device Type:Flight Sim
Gaming control function keys:Select
Gaming control technology:Digital
Gaming platforms supported:MAC

Other features

Compatible operating systems:iOS, Android OS, Linux
Dimensions (WxDxH):515 x 515 x 190
Mac compatibility:Y
USB required:Y

Packaging Content

Batteries included:Y
Receiver included:Y
User guide:Y

Packaging Data

Package Type:Box

Ports & interfaces

Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Device interface:RF

Software

Bundled software:AR.FreeFlight
Linux operating systems supported:Y
Mac operating systems supported:Y

Technical Details

Certification:FCC
Fan:4
Housing material:Plastic

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:420