Sunday, June 10, 2012

AR.Drone 2.0: A High-Flying Father’s Day Gift [REVIEW]

This post is for RC gadget lovers, provided their fathers too have a liking for the RC gadgets. And what better gift could it be to present it to your father.

AR Drone 2.0: A high flying father's Day gift
Yes, I am talking of AR Drone 2.0 - an awesome high-flying drone as beautiful father's day gift. I came across this review at Mashable by  and I thought you should know about it, lest you go wandering selecting a suitable gift on Father's Day.

Lance Ulanoff writes:
The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is expensive ($299) and can only fly for 15 minutes on a charge, but it’s still a leading contender for the best Father’s Day gift you might ever buy.
When I tried out the new AR.Drone earlier this year, I sensed its entertainment value, but it wasn’t until I brought it home and took it for a bunch of real test flights that I discovered the compelling nature of this remote-control flying and HD video-recording entertainment device. It’s best described as your own personal spy drone.
The AR.Drone 2.0 is the follow-up to the widely discussed AR.Drone 1, which made a splash a couple of years ago as a unique iPhone-controlled quadropcopter. The best part of it? You could see what the AR.Drone’s standard definition camera saw. The copter responded to the on-screen flight controls.
Today’s AR.Drone sports two cameras: a standard-definition camera in its belly that points at the ground and a 720p HD camera. That camera not only shows you what the copter sees, but also lets you capture HD video files on your smart phone or tablet (iOS and Android devices).
There is lot more to it at Mashable - do read details before selecting this expensive yet exciting gadget for your father.


  1. This helicopter gadget looks so cool! I’ve seen it a few times at BrookeStone. I think that would be cool for any dad to have. I may be simple this year take my dad camping though. Last year I got him a Tailgater from Dish for Father’s Day, and from what he tells me, he uses it quite a lot while camping or tailgating. Last week he was using his Tailgater to show the Rockies game in HD in the backyard for my aunt’s birthday. It’s funny how crazy they are about baseball. I took a 3 day break from my job at Dish because I wasn’t going to miss my dad’s cooking. My dad has an iPad, so if I’m not up to camping I’ll have to check this out!

  2. Thanks Damon - I can see how you love your Dad