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Parrot Disco Drone Priced at $1299 Takes Flight in September

Parrot Disco Drone

Meet Parrot Disco Drone

Parrot disco drone is a small drone unveiled at CES 2016 and now the company says that it will be available starting next month for $1,299. Parrot is finally ready to show off the final version of the drone. Parrot describes it as the first fixed-wing consumer drone that offers the so-called “immersive flight.” This is a first-person-view from the drone’s camera via headset.

Parrot CEO Henri Seydoux said at a launch event, “In a world full of quadcopters, Parrot’s Disco stands out, looking like a slimmed down version of the Stealth Bomber. “It’s a modern drone, something out of the 21st century,” he added.


Parrot Disco drone features a pair of wings which are similar to the ones you would find on a large drone. It is lightweight and easy to use. The wings are fixed but one can also detach them for easy storage. The cockpitglasses look similar to Samsung VR headset.

Parrot Disco Drone

Full HD Camera

You will get a Parrot remote control and a virtual-reality-like headset. It has the capability to stream footage from drone’s included full HD camera. It is a 14-megapixel full HD frontal camera that offers a wide-angle HD view of where you are flying. The HD camera can also be used to take aerial photographs which will be saved to the 32GB storage of drone.

Parrot Disco Drone

Ease of Use

It works much the similar way as a Google-cardboard based device. You just need to insert a smartphone into the provided slot and view the live streaming video. You are ready to enjoy exhilarating first-person view of all action directly from the drone. It can travel at speeds up to 50MPH with resistance against winds at speeds up to 24MPH. The internal battery offers up to 42 minutes of flight time which is an impressive number.

Parrot Disco Drone

What’s Included

For $1,299, you will get the Parrot Cockpitglasses headset and the Parrot Skycontroller 2. The Skycontroller 2 is used to steer the drone through the sky and perform twists and turns. It is an updated version of the company’s Skycontroller remote. The controller connects to Android or iOS device via USB.

Though Parrot does not specify an exact date in September but when it does arrive, we will keep you updated.
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