Before you do anything else, give THIS a watch (then come straight back). Just breathtaking. This is the Parrot Bebop Drone 2.0, already regarded by many as the ultimate flying camera.
It retains all the features that made the original Bebop great – a high definition 14 megapixel fisheye camera and an amazing 3-axis digital video stabilisation to get the clearest shots. It’s also still blessed with a generous 8GB of internal storage for all your photographic and video masterpieces.
The new 2700mAh battery provides up to 25 minutes of continuous flight, more than doubling the previous duration. Four powerful brushless motors fitted with slightly larger propellers provide some serious thrust – it can soar vertically at 13mph or cruise forward at 37mph(!) allowing the drone to cope with headwinds admirably.
Bebop 2.0 is easily controlled using a smartphone or tablet, all you need is the free piloting app – it’s been specifically developed to let the pilot focus on the pleasure of flying. Plan your flights by touching waypoints on your screen, admire the view from the drone’s camera, use the exhilarating one-touch flip feature and much more.
Don’t worry if you’re new to drone flying – in the event of accidental contact, all four propellers will stop automatically and the ‘Emergency Mode’ lands the drone immediately, whilst the handy ‘GPS Return Home function’ brings the Drone back to where it took off.
For the ultimate piloting experience, look no further than the exclusive Special Edition Black Skycontroller. Not only does this device extend the Wi-fi range by up to 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) but it also provides an incredibly precise flight response by using two conventional control sticks.
For even more extreme sensations (and lashings of vertigo) you can connect a virtual reality headset to your Skycontroller to give you an adrenaline-fuelled ‘First Person View’ from the drone’s camera.
Best of all, the drone’s photo and video stream is synchronised with your device in real time so you can share your best shots instantly on your favourite social networks.