• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product. Needs improvement. Read below.

    • Written by from Omaha

    Pros:
    Very fun to play with.
    Extremely durable shell.
    Powerful motors.
    Stops automatically if the blade is obstructed.
    Easy to replace individual parts.
    Easy to understand instruction videos.
    Several games for it on the App Store®
    Unable to save pictures or videos. - Only pictures via screen shots.
    Adjustable max altitude, tilt, and alt increase.
    Gyroscope control or directional pad.
    A lot of online support.
    Easy to use interface.

    Cons:
    The battery only last for about 15 minutes and then needs to be recharged.
    It doesn't handle well in light or strong wind.
    The range isn't as good as i expected. It starts to skip at about 30-50ft, unobstructed.
    The charge level lights on the charge indicator didn't work correctly.
    After charging for hours and the charger indicated it was charged, when connected the system reported the battery at less than 50%. - The last two problems can be either a problem with the charger, with the battery, or both.
    After a couple of crashes, some of the blades became loose and had a slight wobble. I couldn't fix them and it flew fine. It was only noticeable when the blades were spinning.
    The indoor haul started to get torn up around the inside edge of the blade enclosures. Presumable because the blade digs into it when something is bumped.
    Camera quality was ok. The front camera was about the same quality as camera on the back of an iPod Touch® or the front camera of an iPhone®. The bottom camera was not as good of quality. Reminded me of security videos they show on the news.
    NOT good as a spy plane. It makes considerable noise.

    Recommendation:
    While this is a great product. It has much room for improvement. Before buying this you should research other options to be sure it is right for you.

    906 of 1030 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Fun

    • Written by from Eugene

    I had this up and flyig right after the battery was charged. Absolutely fantastic and fun to fly. This is incredible.

    So far I cannot get my android motorola to connect the flight app to the unit. It says it can't find it, but I know that there is some setting lurking out there that I need.

    For now I am using my ipad 1 and the free software to control it. Push a button - it takes off and hovers in position. Tilt the ipad and the unit tilts in the direction you do so it goes that way. release the button on screen and the unit levels itself and hovers.

    Set maximum alt easily. Set max amount of tilt easilly. Push a buttton and it lands itself straight down.

    This thing has enormous fun built in and the camera is fantastic. I haven't tried the games yet because I don't know anyone that has one besides me around here, but I have no doubt these will be a real hit. Especially as the open source apps come online and really open up the gaming.

    I used to be a professional pilot. I love this thing

    414 of 488 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AR Drone 2.0 - The ultimate fun......

    • Written by from Ventura

    My kids got me the AR Drone 2.0 for father's day from the Apple Online Store....Had the best father's day out at the beach with this toy. It was so easy to control and responded to commands from my iPad without any delay. Very stable & easy to fly..i felt like en expert flying RC's after just 5mins. Very robust. I crashed twice but it left not even a hint that it crashed. Indoor use is even better. I can maneuver around furniture with great ease. But one now and enjoy it forever. Video functions works really well. Fun, Fun, Fun!

    408 of 487 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unbelievable tool/toy

    • Written by from Marietta

    I had to tell my wife that I got this for work related reasons. Although that is true, this is the neatest toy I have ever had. I can't imagine getting one of these as a kid! If you want one, or think you want one, go get it. You will be happy you did. Easy to fly. I fly using iPad2 and it works great! Check out the videos on parrot.com to see how you can really fly this exceptionally cool drone. I found a couple of negative reviews and I don't understand how any one could say anything bad in the least! I am able to fly this drone just like it was represented. The more you practice the better you get. For the money, this is by far the best $300 I have ever spent. I am in my 50's and this made me feel like like it was my 10th birthday!
    PS. I really do use it for work!

    202 of 229 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Technology is not ready for this type of toy.

    • Written by from Fort Lee

    Review by a real person, not by anyone from marketing or sales, hence, a none perfect score and revealing the good and the bad... unlike many reviews here.

    Pros
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    Easy to operate
    Safe to use indoors
    Not too noisy

    Cons
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    Short battery life
    Very limited range
    Very limited height
    Slight lag in the controls
    Controls a bit awkward
    No autonomy

    233 of 295 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    • Written by from Center

    At first i had some problems with loss of altitude but since the recent update it works great and i live at 7600 ft and it still works good "without either of the hulls on it." Better buy and extra battery for more flight time. the stock battery works good. might as well order some extra shafts and gears because its hard to get them later.

    77 of 83 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    awesomeness

    • Written by from Feilding

    its amazing so stable and its very durable i had one little crash and not even a slight damage
    very happy and i can fly like a pro its very easy to fly i recommend this thing and its will worth the $$
    even though its pricey but its fun as im very happy with it

    73 of 79 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Big Kd Toy

    • Written by from RIALTO

    I bought one and banged it up pretty well. finally broke a part. While I wait for replacement part I bought another one. this is a must have toy if you are a 37 year old kid or older

    82 of 98 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Makes iPad and iPhone worth owning... The Best!

    • Written by from West Dennis

    The best flight toy since X-Plane! Am on my third one... one is early model without betterments, one is in the top of a tree in my back yard and unaccessable, and a newer model. Many improvements make this Drone easy to fly (after you get the hang of it). I fly it every day. Be sure and order a set of extra props and gears.

    Have fun... lots of fun!

    77 of 89 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this thing ;)

    • Written by from Calgary

    Very EASY to fly. and DURABLE.

    It has an HD Video camera (and you can see the video LIVE -> WHILE FLYING on my iPad (3) and/or on my iPhone 4S.

    I wish it recorded sound too.

    Parrot please make a version 3 of the Parrot that includse being able to put an iPhone in as payload and remote HD camera and to use a 2nd iPhone or iPad to control (so that we could extend the range (from 50-100' to infinity by using 3G or 4G LTE...

    73 of 81 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really great flying experience

    • Written by from Capitola

    My kids and I had a lot of fun flying this. Very responsive controls and highly maneuverable.

    72 of 80 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    If only

    • Written by from Bend

    I want the thing to have a speaker and screen on it so I can send it as a surrogate to things. If it had that it could also act as a security device for me to scan my home or other areas. Using it through a home wifi and using facetime would allow it so many more applications than just a toy.

    153 of 245 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best RC product

    • Written by from Wichita

    Bought this on a whim thinking it would help me fill in some spare time. Got an extra battery and have been having fun for weeks! Highly recommended iPhone/iPad "Accessory"!

    71 of 81 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome. Easiest to fly RC anything!

    • Written by from CANTONMENT

    Hey for all those people that say this is no good, they need there head examined! I am paralyzed from the neck down and I can control this with my only moving finger right from my wheelchair with no problems. This does everything it says it's supposed to and flies so easily. I used to fly RC professionally before I was injured and this thing is amazingly nimble. The only con is battery life at 12 minutes. This is equivalent to anything on the market, but it's so much fun I recommend an extra!

    60 of 72 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fun For All

    • Written by from PORTLAND

    Have the first version. While it is fun to fly there have been significant improvements in version 2 as I read it. i.e. absolute control. But the grandkids and I will fly version 1 until it is so beat up I will be "forced" to buy versos 2 :>

    55 of 69 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AR Drone The Best Ever

    • Written by from Dorchester

    Can't wait to see some new style's like that current one and I hope battery life can be longer on it. It's a really a big push for modern technology and gaming

    55 of 71 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Was great, now poor due to software change

    • Written by from Beacon

    I've been a huge fan and booster of this project. The standout feature is the "absolute mode" that makes the drone easy to fly on the first attempt. That feature is no longer available on Parrot's latest iOS software. Apparently, according to the blogs, it is still available on Android devices. There seems to be no way to get the old iOS software. I would NOT recommend buying this product until the absolute mode software is available.

    46 of 55 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Awesome!

    • Written by from union

    I was skeptical in buying this seeing as its $300... Glad I did! It's awesome! The technology in this is amazing. Even on windy days it still can fly (just wouldn't recommend flying too high). The camera isn't breathtaking, but its really good considering its small and attached to a helicopter! Bottom camera though is horrible. Not even worth using. I'm a beginner flyer and it was pretty easy for me to pick up and use. Battery doesn't last long, buy a spare. A lot of technology to power up, doesn't surprise me. All in all, glad I got it!

    48 of 59 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A little bit disappointed

    • Written by from eilaboun

    If its a little bit windy you can not fly the Drone (it is not so stable )
    And i have a problem with the absilute control (you go to settings and activate it but when you fly you will see that it is not ) ...
    Over all its a great toy..
    Ooh i forgot if you dont have such a big space you cant enjoy it ;)
    1)the camera is good
    2)the altidude limitt is good too

    52 of 70 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Currently crippled for iOS devices.

    • Written by from ALBUQUERQUE

    This drone used to be great. It is now crippled on iOS as of some point in March when they "updated" their apps to disallow all the cool functionality. No "intuitive" flying modes are available. Don't know already how to fly RC stuff really well? Don't buy this.

    41 of 56 people found this useful