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Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition coming July

A new Power Edition of the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is launching in July, updating the current model with a sleeker design and an extended battery life.

The limited edition Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition will provide a highly powerful and more colourful version of the popular smartphone controlled quadricopter.

Parrot has introduced a sleeker hull design for the limited edition AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition to make it that bit speedier and has given it a piano black finish to make it look more ominous.

However, to make it stand out, the AR.Drone Power Edition will come with three sets of interchangeable propellers in red, orange and blue as well as the standard black.

The Power Edition also comes with a new lithium polymer battery, extending the current model’s battery time by 50 per cent. The limited edition AR.Drone 2.0 actually comes with two of these beefier batteries for extended flight times.

As with the standard AR.Drone 2.0, the Power Edition features a HD 720p camera to record videos of what the quadricopter sees, which can be shared via social media.

Controlled via a smartphone or tablet over a self-generated Wi-Fi connection, the AR.Drone 2.0 connects to the free AR.FreeFlight 2.0 app for iOS and Android devices.

The AR.Drone 2.0 hovers in the air unless directed by the pilot using its embedded sensors and navigation system. It can still work in windy conditions up to 15mph and can do 360-degree barrel rolls too.

AR.Drone 2.0 pilots can also enjoy the Parrot AR.Race 2 game launched for iOS devices.

The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Power Edition will be available from Selfridges, Amazon and other select retailers for £319.99 from July.

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