Today Parrot unveiled the Bebop 2, a recreational drone that can stay in the air twice as long as previous version.
The 500 gram drone has25 minutes of flying time, and you control it from your phone, tablet or even a VR headset.
You can also purchase the Parrot Skycontroller, which enables extended WiFi range.
The Bebop 2 surpasses the first iterationwith its speed.
It can go 37 miles per hour horizontally and 13 miles per hour vertically.
Engineers told us a key difference in performance between the original Bebop and this iterationis the drone’s ability to withstand winds.
It can resist head winds up to 39 miles perhour.
To propel its slightly heavier battery, theBebop 2 features longer six-inch blades.
Parrot said this drone is 25 percent more power efficientthan the first Bebop.
The Bebop 2 sports four propellers.
Engineerssaid this drone is safer than others on the market because it is lightweight and if somethinghits one propeller, the other three will stop.
The real functionality of the Bebop line comesthrough in its digitally stabilized Fisheye camera, which takes full HD video and streamsit to the device or tablet you’re using to pilot the drone.
The camera changed a littlefrom last years.
It sports a new lense, but is still 14 megapixels.
The Bebop 2 will hit stores and the skieson December 14.
It retails for $550.
To achieve an extended flying experience you can purchaseit with the Skycontroller for $800.
For many, the price is likely outside the range of aneveryday purchase, but might be worth adding to your Christmas list.