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Parrot Isn't Actually Going to Sell Its Fantastic Dual-Mode Dash System

Parrot’s RNB6 promised an in-dash system that would work with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It promised a Utopia of car tech that would make any smartphone compatible with basically any car. And it still promises all those things, but only if you buy a new vehicle. http://gizmodo.com/parrots-new-in... » 8/05/15 1:00am 8/05/15 1:00am

Parrot Minidrone Hands On: Holy Shit, I Love This Hydrofoil Drone 

In the grand ranking of remote-controlled vehicles, the only thing better than a remote controlled plane is a remote-controlled boat. At least, that’s what I used to think. After playing with Parrot’s new generation of Minidrones, I realize that a remote controlled hydrofoil is the true champion of RC anything. » 6/23/15 4:20pm 6/23/15 4:20pm

Parrot Bebop Drone and Skycontroller Review: Looks Aren't Everything

You’ve graduated from your cheap beginner drone, and you want to try something new. Something that can shoot beautiful video from the sky—but doesn’t cost $1,000+ like a camera-equipped DJI Phantom. You spot the $500 Parrot Bebop Drone, and pull the trigger. It’s kind of fun, you think, between strings of obscenities. » 4/27/15 1:21pm 4/27/15 1:21pm

Parrot Zik Sport: Maybe the Smartest Athletic Headphones Yet

Parrot's Zik 2.0 headphones are an impressive set of headgear, and with the Zik Sport, Parrot has done everything in its power to cram all of their power into a a small package. They're down to 70 grams from 270 grams, plus now they're swearproof and ergonomically designed for your run. That in itself is rad, but… » 1/04/15 7:00pm 1/04/15 7:00pm

Parrot's New In-Dash System Gives Any Dumb Car Apple or Android Brains

While Apple CarPlay and Android Auto promise to make your car's in-dash system infinitely more bearable in the not so distant future, you're still stuck in the unfortunate position of having to choose between one or the other. Not so Parrot's whimsically named RNB6, which lets you go both ways. Oh, and it has a dash… » 1/04/15 7:00pm 1/04/15 7:00pm

Parrot Zik 2.0 Hands-On: The World's Most Advanced Headphones? Maybe.

The first time I tried the Parrot Zik headphones, my jaw dropped. The world around me disappeared. I felt like I was right there in the sound studio with the artist. So you can imagine my excitement to try the updated Zik 2.0. If you don't mind paying $400 for headphones, you should be excited too. » 11/03/14 8:00am 11/03/14 8:00am

A Drone That Follows You Around Is Way Less Messy Than Puppy

After leaving his uninspiring job at a bank, Sameer Parekh started his own company called Falkor Systems to further develop the concept of autonomous flying drones that don't require a pilot. His first creation is a modified Parrot AR.Drone designed to follow someone around a room like an incredibly loyal—but… » 5/28/13 9:25am 5/28/13 9:25am

Growing Plants Just Got A Lot Smarter with Parrot's Flower Power

Parrot, a company more famous for making the AR Drone, is attempting to smarten up your garden with the Flower Power. It's a Bluetooth sensor that looks like a cute little tree branch that you place inside your flower pot to measure sunlight, humidity, temperature and fertilizer. Basically, you'll know exactly what… » 1/06/13 7:32pm 1/06/13 7:32pm

The Best Bluetooth Headphones for Less Than $500

The technology driving wireless headphones has not yet reached its full potential. But over the past few years, Bluetooth has advanced to a point that less than $500 can buy a pair of headphones with decent audio and respectable battery life. We rounded up four pairs and let 'em duke it out to see if any pair has the… » 9/13/12 11:00am 9/13/12 11:00am

How to Turn a Drone Into a Vicious Flying Stungun of Doom

See those silver stripes around the circumference of this Parrot AR drone? They're not there for decoration or style. They're actually strips of aluminum tape that's wired into a capacitor from a disposable camera's flash. Which means that when—not if—this drone bumps into someone, they're going to get a particularly… » 8/30/12 4:34pm 8/30/12 4:34pm