The newest drone to the Parrot family is Bebop, a model that focuses on providing the pilot with a tripod quality video feed by utilizing handy tools like accelerometer, gyroscope and magnetometer. This technological wonder features a 14-megapixel fisheye HD video camera, GPS, and the ability to use Oculus Rift headset- which gives the pilot a first person view of Bebop’s flight via HDMI cable in the controller. Parrot is proud of Bebop’s ability to be paired with Skycontroller- they’re offering Bebop and Skycontroller as a bundle.
This drone can be patched into a smartphone or tablet for flight controls and all video can be viewed on the same device. With the Skycontroller add-on the drove gains four antennas and a range of 2km, not to mention the ability to send the feed to a TV or monitor. The GPS allows the drone to hover on “auto-pilot” in absence of pilot command. The major downside of this model is the short battery life- only 12 minutes. Despite the short battery life this drone is amazing. Bebop will be available sometime in the fourth quarter of 2014, price is unknown but has been hinted to be over $300 per CEO Henri Seydoux.