Parrot Bebop Drone Coming in December
Ryan Simmons / 5 years ago
Parrot, the French telecommunications company, now more famous for its A.R. Drone, has announced that its new Bebop Drone will go on sale next month starting at $500.
The new drone is being billed as a ‘prosumer’ drone, with its 1080p, 14MP camera, 3-axis image stabilisation and optional range extender controller. The base model starts at $500, which you control with a smartphone or tablet, and the more expensive model will be available for $900 and includes the SkyController which extends the range from 200 metres to 2 kilometres. Both will be available from Best Buy and Apple Stores next month.
Many are seeing it as a competitor to the popular DJI Phantom – a drone famous for its ease of use and professional-grade video recording capabilities. It seems that this consensus is accurate too, as many who have tried the drone say that it is easy to fly, yet provides incredible footage and is pretty much indestructible.
Indestructible is important too, my drone flying days ended when my A.R. Drone went out of range and fell 2 storeys. Whoops.