Parrot has a ton of news to share at this year’s CES. The company’s AR.Drone 2.0 quadricopter got new functionalities and accessories, including the GPS Flight Recorder that allows users to record the 10 most important flight parameters, like airliners. In addition, the Drone 2.0 also got the “Director Mode” used for aerial shooting, its battery life lasts longer, and games are now connected to AR.Drone Academy.
Parrot ASTEROID was also mentioned in the press release, and it now has an app store of its own from where drivers can download applications and widgets to use while driving. Third-party developers are invited to submit their work and eventually make some cash out of all the ASTEROID users.
Finally, there’s the “Flower Power,” a whole new product that’s part of the emerging “eco-geek” series. Equipped with Bluetooth Smart technology, this smart wireless sensor works in pair with a dedicated mobile application to help everyone care for his or her plants. The Parrot Flower Power measures a number of parameters, including sunlight, humidity, temperature and fertilizer. The information is then transferred via Bluetooth Smart to the Parrot Cloud, analyzed by dedicated software and sent to a compatible smartphone or tablet. Sounds pretty cool and weird at the same time. What do you think?