The new release will be distributed to retailers across the UK by Flying Toys.

Parrot launches Bebop Drone 2 ahead of Christmas

Parrot has unveiled the latest gadget in its arsenal of air borne products with the launch of the Bebop Drone 2.

Mark two of the popular drone that took to the skies last year the new launch retains many of the popular features of the classic products, including a fisheye camera, digital video and 8GB of storage.

However, weighing at around 500 grams, the Parrot Bebop Drone 2 boasts an ‘improved performance, incorporating four powerful motors fitted with larger propellers for additional thrust.’

The Bebop 2 can also climb vertically at 13 miles per hour and reach a top speed of 37 miles per hour.

Priced at £439.99 for the drone alone, the Bebop Drone 2 can be paired with the Parrot Special Edition Skycontroller for £759.99.

The pilot device is fixed on a shelf that will accommodate the majority of Smartphones and tablets available.

Now, thrill seekers can even connect a virtual reality headset to the Skycontroller to offer a first person view from the Drone’s camera, as seen from the cockpit.

Users can download a free piloting app, FreeFlight 3.0 to their smartphone or tablet for controlling the drone via their device.

The new drone will be distributed to the UK market by air borne toy specialist, Flying Toys.

“Following so much development in the Drone market this year, we are delighted that Parrot has updated its high profile product with increased performance, plus a powerful new battery that doubles its duration,” said David Rawlns, Flying Toys managing director.

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