Cutting its way through the air as you stylishly barrel roll off to the side, the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 is super fun, easy to pickup, but devilishly difficult to master. Most drones are way out of everybody’s price range, and at £280 the AR Drone 2.0 isn’t exactly cheap, but at least you can own a quadrocopter and be the envy of all of your friends.
The 2.0 boasts a 720p HD camera on the front, working alongside a downward facing camera, which can either record to a USB stick mounted inside the drone, or stream straight back to your control device (iOS or Android) with recording available as well as taking still shots.
Flight time is restrictive, with each hour long charge giving close to 15 minutes flying, however if you’ve got the money to get one of these, a couple of spare batteries are probably on the shopping list as well. The drone is equipped with 2 hulls, one made from expanded polypropylene, protecting the blades for indoor use, and a more streamlined hull covering the internals but leaving the blades exposed for outdoor use.
Read the full review in the August edition of Street Cred Magazine.