Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Now Available in Malaysia for RM1499

Remember Parrot AR.Drone? It is one of the coolest remote-controlled helicopters that every geek would want to own. Well, we don’t call the thing a helicopter,instead it’s a quadricopter, because AR.Drone uses four helicopter blades to fly.

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

The second generation of the high-tech quadricopter, the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 has made its debut early this year. Guess what, the AR.Drone 2.0 is now available in Malaysia!

AR.Drone vs AR.Drone 2.0 - Comparison Chart

The Parrot AR. Drone 2.0 has a brand new look and cutting edge design. Other than that, it features a new 720p HD camera, with 1280×720 resolution, that streams high-definition live video to your smartphone or tablet. There are also a new piloting mode, a 3D magnetometer (gives you a precise orientation of the camera with respect to your device), flight data sharing, increased stability and thanks to the pressure sensor, the quadricopter can fly higher than previous model , at height up to 6 metres.

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The quadricopter can be controlled by iOS (iPhone, iPod touch, iPad) and Android devices through Wi-Fi. You need to install the AR.Freeflight 2.0 app to enable you to give commands to the quadricopter. Available for free at Apple’s App Store and Google Play.

Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Available in Malaysia

Now, where can you get AR.Drone 2.o in Malaysia and how much does it cost for a unit?

Thus far, there’s one retailer in Kuala Lumpur who sells the quadricopter. The people over iStore by C-Zone is selling the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 for RM1,499. More details here.

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