Parrot unveils new AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition


In January of last year, Parrot took the wraps off of its AR.Drone 2.0 at the Consumer Electronics Show. And needless to say, the easy-to-fly iPhone-controlled quadricopter, with its built-in 720p camera, wowed the crowds.

Unfortunately, though, the AR.Drone 2.0 suffered from a problem similar to its predecessor—battery life. The RC vehicle could only fly for about 15 mins on a single charge. But that’s about change with the new Power Edition…

Parrot has announced this week a new version of its AR.Drone 2.0. It’s called the ‘Power Edition,’ and the company says that its powerful new high-density lithium-polymer battery gives it a cool 36 minutes of total flying time.

From the press release (via Engadget):

With the ‘Power Edition,’ AR.Drone 2.0 fans can enjoy the powerful new high-density lithium-polymer battery, which extends the flight time of the AR.Drone 2.0 by 50 percent! Because it is an exclusive edition, it includes not just one, but two of these high-density batteries!

With a total of 36 minutes of flight time, you can unleash the full potential of your Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 and become the master of the sky!”

Also new on the AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition are sets of color blades, including piano black, blazing red, fiery orange and cool blue. And of course it still features its HD camera and Wi-Fi N support, allowing you to fly 165 ft away.

If you’re interested in picking up the new version of the AR.Drone, keep an eye on your local Brookstone store this month. It’s a bit pricey though, even by AR.Drone standards. The Power Edition comes with a price tag of $370.