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

    By 6 January 2014

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

    By 24 September 2013

    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...

  • A week in reviews: July 8 - July 13
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    A week in reviews: July 8 - July 13

    By 13 July 2013

    From drones to tea with the vicar, the one thing you can't call us is predictable. Another exciting week in reviews saw us look at Huawei's likeable P2, a phone which replaces the P1, a handset we also liked. It's not the sort of phone that will generate...

  • Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Power Edition review
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    Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Power Edition review

    By 13 July 2013

    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
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    Parrot Zik by Starck pictures and hands-on

    By 10 January 2013

    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
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    Parrot Flower Power lets you know when your plant is thirsty

    By 7 January 2013

    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...

  • Parrot Starck-designed Zik headphones bring NFC to your ears
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    Parrot Starck-designed Zik headphones bring NFC to your ears

    By 11 January 2012

    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
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    Parrot AR.Drone lands on Android, Bada and Symbian

    By 8 June 2011

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

    By 12 January 2011

    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
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    Parrot Asteroid stuffs an Android in your car dash

    By 5 January 2011

    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
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    Poor old Parrot AR.Drone taken to pieces

    By 1 December 2010

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

    By 18 November 2010

    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
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    Parrot AR.Drone: Augmented reality quadricopter stylee

    By 24 June 2010

    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
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    Parrot Zikmu "in colour" by Philippe Starck unveiled

    By 8 January 2010

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

    By 6 January 2010

    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...

  • Parrot Android-packing designer photo frame announced
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    Parrot Android-packing designer photo frame announced

    By 11 November 2009

    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
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    Parrot RKi8400 connects iPhone to your car, then hides it

    By 2 September 2009

    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
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    Parrot's Zikmu by Starck speakers announced for UK

    By 29 January 2009

    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 launches Philippe Starck designed speakers
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    Parrot launches Philippe Starck designed speakers

    By 7 January 2009

    Parrot is continuing its designer bent with a Macworld launch of Philippe Starck designed "Parrot by Starck" wireless speakers. With a distinctive tall and thin design, the speakers can stream sounds either via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth to ensure cable-free...

  • Parrot Specchio digi photo frame launches
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    Parrot Specchio digi photo frame launches

    By 24 October 2008

    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
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    Best Car Gadget 2008 nominations

    By 13 October 2008

    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
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    Parrot launches MKi Bluetooth music car kits

    By 16 September 2008

    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 review
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    Parrot MINIKIT Slim in-car speaker review

    By 1 September 2008

    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
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    Parrot MINIKIT Slim hands-free kit announced

    By 17 July 2008

    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 review
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    Parrot digital photo frame by Andree Putman review

    By 1 May 2008

    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...