• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Top reasons this is horrid garbage even for a cheap toy -avoid avoid avoid.

    • Written by

    1. Battery life stupid short, um like does four minutes sound short
    2. Wifi connection recognized only about once in 10 tries, keeps saying out of range, oh is four inches from the drone to the tablet just too far?
    3. Apps buggy and take forrrrrrrrrever to load. 20 minutes IKYN
    4. Reboot / restart time needed after time after time after time
    5. To do that you have to unplug the battery, oh such sophistication
    6 Either/or for the Wifi or internet connection. not both
    Life it too short for this idiocy

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It Has A Mind Of Its Own

    • Written by from Bedford

    I bought my AR Parrot 2.0 not too long ago, and it worked decently at first (despite the fact that it only flew where you wanted it to go half the time, and it wasn't a very controlled flight- it was impossible to fly indoors.) However after only having it for maybe 3 days it decided to take off 10 feet away from me ignoring my controls and it landed itself on the roof of my 3 level home. I had to get a ladder and climb to the top of the roof to get this thing. Then, a week or so later when I decided to test it again it did the same thing maybe 10 feet above my head. I decided to climb, and it went up to probably 300-600 feet where it then banked to the right and got stuck in the TOP of a pine tree. When I contacted the company for help, no reply even months later. I contacted them 10 times at least leaving the same phone number and email as before. Biggest waste of 300 dollars I've ever spent.

    12 of 15 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage!

    • Written by from West Yarmouth

    I was given a Parrot Drone for Christmas last year. It worked for a month or so, but now it does not recharge. I even bought a new battery for it, and it will not charge either. This is a $300.00 toy? It's a piece of junk. I advise others to stay away from this. It doesn't work right, and Parrot doesn't care a whit!

    6 of 13 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Didn't last very long. Not intuitive at all.

    • Written by from San Jose

    This product was a source of much heartbreak and many lost hours. it has so much promise but does not have any of the ease-of-use that one thinks of when one thinks about Apple. (I know it's not made by Apple.)

    It feels like the manufacturer hopes to survive mostly as a platform instead of as a final-product provider.

    4 of 9 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Only works in joystick mode on my iPad.

    • Written by from RIDGECREST

    This used to work in tilt mode, where you control by tilting your iOS device. Hasn't worked for a long time. A normal company would fix this inside of two weeks. Great little toy. Broken software. Awful company.

    8 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product

    • Written by from Simsbury

    Not sure everyone's issue. I use with ipad and no issues. Love it have 2 of them. Take the time to go slow and practice.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Much overrated product!

    • Written by from SQUAMISH

    The AR Drone sounds like a great product- but is in fact too easy to crash and destroy or fly out of range, and is just a toy, and not a serious and useful tool. The HD Video camera produces very poor quality images, despite being HD; and the still camera only produces very low quality images. If you, like me, need an easy to control and reliable quadcopter that can take good still shots or videos, you need to get something much more sophisticated and reliable than the AR Drone.

    13 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy this only if you own an android device

    • Written by from Longueuil

    Ar freeflight 2,0 and intuitive tilt control....is not available on apple device and nobody know why and for how long. This is a ridiculous situation for a serious company. They dont tell about this on the parrot web site and on apple store. Android device work very well with absolute control, i would not be surprise that apple over protective politic is the main responsible of this situation.

    Wait before buying this drone

    android 3
    apple 1

    43 of 68 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.

    40 of 54 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I decided on an iPad Mini just for the AR Drone 2.0

    • Written by from Austin

    I have had many RC toys-- planes (now toothpicks), boats and cars-- and this is the easiest, most rugged, and the most capable.

    Some software features will make use of iOS devices which have GPS chips and also those with Internet connection (like the iPad Mini with cellular capability), but if your device lacks those, it will not detract from the flying and video abilities.

    Ease: With half a charge remaining, I landed, handed my iPad to a friend who had never flown any such craft before, gave him thirty seconds of instruction, and away he went, only landing when the battery ran low.

    Rugged: My indoor shell and blades show signs of contact with solid surfaces, but no repairs have been needed as a result. My outdoor shell is pristine despite equal use. That is why I felt comfortable handing the controls over to an inexperienced friend. I checked, and parts are inexpensive and available at my local hobby shop, at Apples Stores, and online. Many videos on how to repair (easy) and modify the Drone are on YouTube.

    Capable: I can pilot the Drone to any point in space within its (~50 meter) range or land it with precision on its own box. For show-- I fly it close and then pet it as it hovers beside me before sending it off again. The videos are great and in HD.

    iPad: Of course, I really like my iPad Mini. Some users claim to get better flying range from an iPhone, but whatever range difference their may be has not been an issue for me.

    19 of 22 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.

    45 of 54 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    good product

    • Written by from oakville

    the parrot ar drone 2.0 is very fun. the only thing i dont like about it is the fact that the guy at the source said that the video quality is 1080p. i tried the camera but it was not 1080p. but still its worth the $300 something dollars.

    10 of 14 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    1 EPIC MasterPiece of Technology

    • Written by from Goodyear

    $300 well spent...
    precision of controls, quality, video, streaming, hoovering, flying,.... everything is very exceptional....
    first day could be a little hectic. but once you know the controls, fun is endless.
    there could be few things which could be fixed, but i'm not going to sit here and complaint, since everytime i take it out of the box, its nothing less then fun and a smile on my face. :)
    If you dont have it, you are missing out...
    GET IT AND ENJOY!!!!!!!!!!!

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Junk

    • Written by from cathedral city

    Don't buy bought 3 in 30 days all are broken, mainly internal computer error massages and I've been to all forums to fix nothing worked the last 2 I bought worked all of 3 days!!! Don't buy save your money!!

    57 of 124 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

  • 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

  • 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

    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

    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