iPhone Controlled Helicopter

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  1. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    http://www.parrot.com/

    Watch the videos on that site, the 2nd one for sure.

    It's a bluetooth-linked remote-control helicopter. It has a camera that sends video to your iPhone which you tilt as your control device.

    It has augmented reality games built in so you can "shoot" at other helicopters and score points against.

    Basically, it's the coolest toy ever.

    Sadly it's not for sale yet so we don't know how horribly expensive it will be. I don't care, I want one! :)
     
  2. Crotalus_Joe macrumors regular

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    yeah, the videos have their site overloaded, i am trying to decide if i want to buy a MKi9200 for my truck but can't do any research on their page.
     
  3. jaycarroll macrumors regular

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    Is it wrong that I'm more excited about this than the Apple Tablet? :cool:
     
  4. Small White Car thread starter macrumors G4

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    No, you are very smart!
     
  5. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    Anyone wanna guess at prices? I have no point of reference but I'm going to say $400-$500.
     
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    I'd say at least $500, but well worth the price IMO, lol
     
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    Very interesting device.

    Definitely won't be inexpensive.
     
  8. Badfoot macrumors 6502

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    Is this the one from Parrot that has been shown on TV being demonstrated from the CES show (Las Vegas) ?
     
  9. Barbs macrumors regular

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    This looks very cool. I wonder what the range and also the battery life will be on this thing.

    Very interesting.

    And as for price, I couldn't justify spending more than $250 for something like this. So this probably rules me out as a customer.
     
  10. clwill macrumors newbie

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    You sure this it bluetooth? The BT on the iphone is so hamstrung, I'm guessing it's WiFi...
     
  11. LoganT macrumors 68020

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    Yeah they're actually using WIFI and not BT. The distance is only 50 feet though.
     
  12. tasandkrs macrumors member

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    Has anyone heard anything on price yet?

    The website says 50 meters for distance.
     
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  14. ghettochris macrumors 6502a

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    it's going to get interesting to when these get shrunk down a little and range increases. say down to the size of a fly, and range measured in miles.
     
  15. greygray macrumors 68000

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    I want one! Now this is something Nokia or WM can't do . . . :eek:
     

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