We got some amazing feedback from the press after our preview presentation of Parrot Bebop Drone in San Francisco last friday :
Parrot’s new Bebop Drone promises out of body experiences and crystal-clear video
The new Parrot Bebop Drone — aka AR.Drone 3.0 — is also designed to be a tool for aerial photos and videos. Like its increasingly popular competitor, the DJI Phantom 2 Vision, the new Parrot flyer hopes to attract filmmakers and photographers with an increasingly high-quality flying camera, built-in GPS to fly programmed waypoints, and the ability to hover and pan the camera. But Parrot may also wind up leapfrogging DJI with unheard-of image stabilization and range — plus the officially-supported ability to use a VR headset while flying around. Read the full article on the verge .
Parrot Introduces Oculus Rift-Enabled Drone
Parrot has unveiled its most advanced drone yet. (…)
We got a chance to take the Bebop for a spin with the Oculus and the experience was pretty incredible. Flying the drone with the Oculus headset provided a unique first-person view of the piloting experience. Read the full article on mashable
We take flight with Parrot’s new Oculus-friendly Bebop drone
(…) It was one of the most stable drone flights we’ve ever seen in action, even when it was forced to stand up to San Francisco’s winds and an untrained pilot simultaneously. Read the full article on engadget
Parrot’s New Bebop Drone Wants to Be Your Eyes in the Skies
The new Bebop Drone is all sorts of awesome. Designed for both indoor and outdoor flying, the UAV platform itself measures 28 x 32 x 3.6 cm and weighs less than a pound. A 1200mAh Lithium-ion battery provides 12 minutes of airtime per 2.5 hour charge, although the system does utilize a standardized port that can hotswap your existing battery packs. (…)
And, if you want to just get downright silly with it, the Skycontroller also includes an HDMI port for plugging in the Oculus Rift headset. You, in a sense, “become” the drone with pitch, tilt, and pan functions all controlled by moving your head around. That’s nuts. Read the full article on gizmodo
Parrot’s New Bebop Drone Can Do Amazing Things
From its image-stabilized camera to Oculus Rift integration, this is one powerful personal drone.
In the emerging world of consumer drones, the most important company in the world happens to be a French one, Parrot, which was formerly best known for making Bluetooth audio products. Back in 2010, it announced the AR.Drone, a $300 quadricopter with onboard cameras, controllable from your iPhone, iPad or Android device.
Watching it whir off into the sky or hover in place was a revelation: I still remember the moment when a friend of mine demoed his AR.Drone by sending it soaring around his living room during a dinner party. (…) Read the full article on the time.
Parrot’s Newest Drone Packs A Serious Camera, Extreme Range
This is the latest drone from Parrot and it’s a big upgrade from the much-loved AR Drone. It’s essentially a flying camera that can even pipe imagery directly into an Oculus Rift headset, taking flying in the clouds to a whole new level (…)
Essentially, thanks to the 180-degree field of vision allowed by the fisheye lens, the software captures more video than it needs. It then uses home-brew software to cut out the desired bits and discard the rest. This allows the angle of view to remain fixed even if the drone is swaying in the wind.
This setup gives the Bebop a unique selling point over competitors, including models from Phantom that rely on more traditional camera and gimbal rigs (…)The Bebop will likely be a hit.Read the full article on techcrunch.