Parrot Unveils Bebop Drone 2, With Twice The Battery Life

Parrot Unveils Bebop Drone 2, With Twice The Battery Life

Parrot on Tuesday unveiled its Bebop Drone 2, a smaller model of its fashionable shopper mannequin that has a 25 minute battery life — twice that of its predecessor. 

The Bebop 2 will hit shops and the skies on December 14.  It’ll retail at $550. 

Like the primary Bebop drone, this mannequin will be capable of stream 1080p video to a pill, telephone or Digital Actuality headset. Its 14 megapixel digital camera is essentially the identical as its predecessor, however it sports activities a brand new lens. 

In a demo Tuesday morning, Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux stated the mannequin can attain speeds as much as 36 kilometers per hour. 

“The extra you possibly can downsize a drone, the higher efficiency you’ll be able to have,” Seydoux advised reporters.  

In contrast to different drones available on the market, the Parrot fashions might be flown indoors. On the Metreon in San Francisco, Seydoux demonstrated how straightforward it was to regulate the system, flying it threw a throng of reporters. If any of the drones’ versatile, six-inch propellers hit one thing or somebody, all of them cease instantly. 

Like the primary Bebop, the second iteration has 8GB of onboard flash storage.