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The summer gift guide: Toys

The summer gift guide: Toys

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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy as the saying goes and you certainly won't have a dull moment playing with any of these gadgets this summer. Whether its immersing yourself in the world of VR or flying high with a drone, these are some of the... >>

The summer gift guide: Audio gadgets

The summer gift guide: Audio gadgets

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Music makes any trip or holiday better and what better way to make it more memorable, than with some great tunes? These players, speakers, and headphones will enhance that experience.  Jarre Aeroskull Nano Small, compact, oh and crafted in the shape... >>

5 gadgets to make your garden as smart as your home

5 gadgets to make your garden as smart as your home

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Smarthome gadgets are all the rage at the moment. There are plenty of options to make your kitchen, living room, bedrooms and bathrooms smart, but a smarthome doesn't need to stop at the patio doors. There are also numerous gadgets out there that will... >>

Parrot unveils affordable new minidrones for land, air and even sea

Parrot unveils affordable new minidrones for land, air and even sea

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Parrot has just unveiled a veritable army of new minidrones. These are now on the French version of the Parrot website.The 13 new minidrones are affordable and there should be one for every situation. One such situation, that's new, is water.The Parrot... >>

Parrot Bebop review: App-controlled drone pairs high-flying specs and affordable price
4.0 stars

Parrot Bebop review: App-controlled drone pairs high-flying specs and affordable price

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The Parrot Bebop, which follows-up the company's AR Drone 2.0, is an affordable high-flier with built-in 1080p camera and app-based controls via tablet or smartphone. At £430 it couldn't exactly be called cheap, but in the world of drones it's an affordable... >>

Parrot Zik Sport smart headphones offer heart rate monitor, noise cancelling and more

Parrot Zik Sport smart headphones offer heart rate monitor, noise cancelling and more

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Parrot has unveiled its latest Zik headphones that move away the from Zik 2.0 comfort over ears into the active world with its Zik Sport.The Parrot Zik Sport, unveiled at CES 2015, are wireless Bluetooth headphones that sit over the head and fit snuggly... >>

Parrot Pot and Parrot H2O: Two new sensors to make sure your plants never die

Parrot Pot and Parrot H2O: Two new sensors to make sure your plants never die

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Parrot has followed-up its Flower Power sensor with two new smarthome products that should ensure your plants never need you to worry about watering them ever again.The gardening gadgets designed for use in your home, come in two guises: a fully automated... >>

The Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts for kids of all ages

The Christmas Gift Guide: Gifts for kids of all ages

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Whether you are eight or 88 you can always find the time to enjoy yourself and play with some fun gadgets. Here are some great choices that are sure to bring a smile to your face this Christmas.Parrot Jumping SumoThis jumping robot is controlled via your... >>

From this photo you’ll never guess who's the new face of Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones

From this photo you’ll never guess who's the new face of Parrot Zik 2.0 headphones

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Did you guess Parrot Zik 2.0 had Eurovision Song Contest 2014 winner Conchita Wurst as its new ambassador?The second generation of Zik represents an improvement on an already impressive set of headphones. Zik 2.0 are 17 per cent lighter than their predecessor... >>

Parrot Jumping Sumo review
3.5 stars

Parrot Jumping Sumo review

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Parrot, the company behind a number of flying drones, is now offering land-lovers something get excited about: the Jumping Sumo. Is this land-locked gadget with integrated camera enough to get us excited?Land not airUnlike the company's Rolling Spider,... >>

Parrot Skycontroller and Bebop Drone include Oculus Rift support so you can see what your drone sees

Parrot Skycontroller and Bebop Drone include Oculus Rift support so you can see what your drone sees

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Parrot has announced two additions to its drone line-up - the smaller, more manoeuvrable Bepbop Drone and a controller accessory for iPad that adds the ability to control the drone from distances of up to 2km away.In addition, both have support for Oculus... >>

Parrot MiniDrone and Leaping Sumo remote control bots tear up CES 2014

Parrot MiniDrone and Leaping Sumo remote control bots tear up CES 2014

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Parrot brought the fun to the opening night at CES 2014 with its MiniDrone and Jumping Sumo remote control robots.The MiniDrone is a Bluetooth smartphone-controlled quadricopter that's super light but also features two removable wheels for in-air bump... >>

Parrot Zik by Starck headphones: Hands-on with the new iPhone 5S-friendly colours

Parrot Zik by Starck headphones: Hands-on with the new iPhone 5S-friendly colours

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The original black and silver Zik by Starck headphones from Parrot have been around for a while now - we saw them at CES in January. However, brand new and shipping on 1 October are three new colour schemes. And two of them are perfect matches for two... >>

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Power Edition review
5.0 stars

Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Power Edition review

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Sometimes technology scares even us. And that's like an arachnologist being afraid of a particularly big spider. But even so, there are some things about technology that are creepy. Take for example that walking military cow thing the Americans have developed.... >>

Parrot Zik by Starck pictures and hands-on

Parrot Zik by Starck pictures and hands-on

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It's not often we hardened tech hacks walk past a booth at CES and find ourselves overcome with desire, but the Parrot Zik by Starck has got us dribbling from the mouth this year.The Zik by Starck was announced at CES last year, but we've not had a hands-on... >>

Parrot Flower Power lets you know when your plant is thirsty

Parrot Flower Power lets you know when your plant is thirsty

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Parrot's Flower Power is designed to wirelessly monitor your plant's needs via Bluetooth, by sending notifications to your Anroid or iOS device. Sounds like it could be the ultimate smart garden accessory to us.The Flower Power sits in the soil next to... >>

Parrot Starck-designed Zik headphones bring NFC to your ears

Parrot Starck-designed Zik headphones bring NFC to your ears

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Parrot has revealed its new Zik headphones designed by Phillipe Starck, which bring together a massive amount of audio technology in smooth, standout styling.And when we say packed with cutting edge tech, we mean it. First off, the Zik headphones are... >>

Parrot AR.Drone lands on Android, Bada and Symbian

Parrot AR.Drone lands on Android, Bada and Symbian

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Whilst the Parrot AR.Drone might sound like something that the Terminantor's Skynet would spawn, it is in fact a harmless (unless fitted with rockets) smartphone controlled quadricopter.For quite a while now iPhone owners have enjoyed the delights of... >>

2011 Gadget Calendar - when can you buy that new gadget from CES

2011 Gadget Calendar - when can you buy that new gadget from CES

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CES has packed up for another year, so now you know all about the new gadgets that are on the way. But when will you actually be able to get your mitts on them? We've put together a list of all the launch dates that we know about to save you scrabbling... >>

Parrot Asteroid stuffs an Android in your car dash

Parrot Asteroid stuffs an Android in your car dash

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Parrot wants you to ditch your radio (and possibly the only tape player you still have) for its Android-running, iPhone-compatible, GPS-equipped, 3G-savvy (once you supply the dongle) head unit to make your car ultra connected. The unit is in two parts,... >>

Poor old Parrot AR.Drone taken to pieces

Poor old Parrot AR.Drone taken to pieces

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Bored of taking apart of iDevices and the latest smartphones and tablet, teardown kings iFixit has turned its attention to Parrot's brilliant Ar.Drone."But it's been out for ages," we hear you cry.Yes it has, but the iFixit guys loved playing with it... >>

Parrot AR.Drone's first game in hot AR.Pursuit

Parrot AR.Drone's first game in hot AR.Pursuit

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Parrot has announced that the first Augmented Reality game for its flying wonder, the AR.Drone, will be hitting the App Store soon.The game, AR.Pursuit, lets two Droners fight it out in a cat and mouse style pursuit game, complete with virtual machine... >>

Parrot AR.Drone: Augmented reality quadricopter stylee

Parrot AR.Drone: Augmented reality quadricopter stylee

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We first saw Parrot's fantastically futuristic looking augmented reality gaming experience, the AR.Drone, at CES back in January. And now, the boys' toy has been given an official launch date.On 18 August you'll be able to pick up one of these iPhone... >>

Parrot Zikmu "in colour" by Philippe Starck unveiled

Parrot Zikmu "in colour" by Philippe Starck unveiled

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Parrot has revealed a new coloured range of its "Zikmu" stereo speakers by Philippe Starck in "Arctic White", "Pearl Grey" and "Sorbet Lime". "With Zikmu, we created a beautiful and a unique object, for listening to music with today's digital devices:... >>

Parrot AR Drone turns iPhone into remote control Augmented Reality quadricopter remote

Parrot AR Drone turns iPhone into remote control Augmented Reality quadricopter remote

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When you aren't using your iPhone to control your TV, your car, and your music system, it seems you'll now be able to use it to fly remote controlled helicopters.Parrot, the company famed for making Bluetooth headsets and Bluetooth photo frames that cost... >>

Parrot Android-packing designer photo frame announced

Parrot Android-packing designer photo frame announced

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Parrot has followed up on last year's launch of the designer Parrot Specchio by contemporary French artist Martin Szekely with an even bigger version called, you guessed it, the Grande Specchio.Packing Google's Android operating system, the 10.4-inch,... >>

Parrot RKi8400 connects iPhone to your car, then hides it

Parrot RKi8400 connects iPhone to your car, then hides it

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Parrot, the sometimes forgotten maker of Bluetooth accessories for your car, has launched a Bluetooth car stereo kit for the iPhone. The RKi8400 will, according to the company, "enable you to listen to music stored on your iPhone or iPod whilst also providing... >>

Parrot's Zikmu by Starck speakers announced for UK

Parrot's Zikmu by Starck speakers announced for UK

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Parrot's latest designer-themed effort, the Parrot by Philippe Starck speakers unveiled in the States at the start of the year, have been announced for a UK launch. With both Bluetooth and Wi-Fi built-in, the "Zikmu" wireless speakers work with iPods,... >>

Parrot Specchio digi photo frame launches

Parrot Specchio digi photo frame launches

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Parrot has launched another "designer" digital photo frame, the Parrot Specchio by contemporary French artist Martin Szekely. The Parrot Specchio becomes a mirror when it is turned off, allowing the PR blurb to waffle thusly: "Like a precious jewel, its... >>

Best Car Gadget 2008 nominations

Best Car Gadget 2008 nominations

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Here are the nominations for Best Car Gadget in The Vodafone Pocket-lint Gadget Awards: Pure Highway TomTom One Navman S100 Parrot Minikit Slim in car Power Extras USB car charger The Pocket-lint awards are the longest running gadget awards in the UK... >>

Parrot launches MKi Bluetooth music car kits

Parrot launches MKi Bluetooth music car kits

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Parrot has announced a new range of fitted handsfree kits - the Parrot MKi range - that reproduce calls and music through the vehicle's speakers. The kits comes with connections for iPods, the iPhone and other MP3 players via USB and line-in as well as... >>

Parrot MINIKIT Slim in-car speaker
4.0 stars

Parrot MINIKIT Slim in-car speaker

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NXT flat panel speakers have been appearing in various guises, adapted for use in cars, offering the advantage of slim-line technology so they are not so obtrusive when attached to a sun visor. Parrot have a reputation with Bluetooth devices, but can... >>

Parrot MINIKIT Slim hands-free kit announced

Parrot MINIKIT Slim hands-free kit announced

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Parrot has launched the MINIKIT Slim, an "ultra-slim" mobile hands-free kit. Measuring 13mm wide, with 15 hours of talk time, the device weighs in at 83 grams and can either be clipped on to your car's sun visor or used on your desk. The Parrot MINIKIT... >>

Parrot digital photo frame by Andree Putman
3.0 stars

Parrot digital photo frame by Andree Putman

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Parrot's latest digital photo frame attempts to emulate LG and Samsung by going designer, but is the premium you'll have to pay in the price worth the bother? We take a closer look. Designed by Andree Putman, a French designer that you've probably never... >>

Parrot launches designer photo frame

Parrot launches designer photo frame

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A new digital photo frame from Parrot brings with it a strong design focus as it tries to convince customers to spend more for aesthetically pleasing products. Following hot on the heals of LG and Samsung in the design stakes, the new photo frame designed... >>

Parrot launches first NFC-enabled speaker

Parrot launches first NFC-enabled speaker

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Parrot has announced the launch of Parrot PARTY Black Edition, what they claim is the first commercialised speaker system to integrate Near Field Communication (NFC) technology. Where in the past pairing phones with Bluetooth devices has involved navigating... >>

Parrot Party "Black Edition" launched

Parrot Party "Black Edition" launched

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Parrot has launched a new edition of its portable digital speakers: the Parrot Party "Black Edition". In addition to "a trendier look" with its black body, it is even more portable with the built-in rechargable battery offering 8 hours of juice - doubling... >>

HTC and Parrot form manufacturing alliance

HTC and Parrot form manufacturing alliance

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HTC, the handset maker famous for the Touch, has announced that it is to team up with Bluetooth accessory maker Parrot in an attempt to offer and develop improved compatibility and overall user experience between the companies’ products. According to... >>

Parrot gets involved with internet dating meet and greets

Parrot gets involved with internet dating meet and greets

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Parrot has found an interesting use for its digital photo frame range, the company has announced a partnership with Meetic, apparently the European leader in online dating services. The technology is being used to provide singles with an "original, surprising... >>

Parrot DF7700, the world's first MMS digital picture frame

Parrot DF7700, the world's first MMS digital picture frame

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Parrot has announced that its "ground-breaking" MMS digital photo frame will hit stores by the end of the year, pricing as yet to be revealed. The company says the Parrot DF7700 will let users easily display and share all their photos with anyone they... >>