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parrot ar drone 2 reviewThe Parrot AR Drone 2.0 is the most expensive remote control toy money can buy; it’s a smartphone controlled quadrocopter with a 720p HD camera, and it’s ridiculously fun, but quite temperamental. It’s an enthusiast level device with an affordable $300 price tag. There simply is no competition at a comparable price. It’s far from perfect, but it’s certainly fun! The device is remote controlled, but you will need a smartphone or tablet running either iOS or Android – there is no standalone remote supplied.

What follows is a review of the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 untainted. We purchased the review unit ourselves and will be giving it away to the MakeUseOf community. Read on to find out more about this $300 toy and how to be in the running to win it!

Initial Impressions

The box arrived unpackaged and as-is leaving no doubt as to what was inside – the mailman was quite intrigued. Inside is sparse, but here’s what’s included:

  • Outdoor hull
  • Indoor hull
  • Main unit
  • Battery charger and 4 different plugs
  • Battery
  • Quick start guide
  • Stickers

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Initial impressions taking it out of the box: it’s a delicate product, and featherlight. I was quite shocked by the size of it actually – it was certainly larger than I imagined. Tiny motors drive the four blades; there’s exposed circuitry under each one, with a small LED to indicate status.

Snapping in the UK plug, I set it to charge while reading the quick start guide. The first thing you’ll need to do is download the controller application – FreeFlight 2.0 – to your iOS or Android device.

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The Parrot AR Drone’s Design

The drone is incredibly lightweight, with the inevitable consequence of being nigh-impossible difficult to fly in the wind. Construction of the main unit is polystyrene and tough plastic – solid enough to protect the onboard computer – but the fact that replacement circuit boards, and motors are readily available imply it can break easily. I didn’t break this one yet though, you’ll be glad to hear.

Two hulls are supplied – the indoor one offers complete protection for the blades, and is made entirely of polystyrene to absorb the shock of crashing. The outdoor hull offers zero protection for the blades, and just serves to cover the battery pack. Both are hooked over the front of drone and secured via magnet in the back. Removing and replacing it is easy, as you need to do it everytime in order to charge the battery. In all the photo’s here you’ll see the indoor hull being used.

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Underneath the device you can see ultrasonic sensors and an additional camera – these aid with detecting the ground level, but you can record or view that video feed too if you wish (it’s not HD). On the front of the drone, pointing forwards is the main 720p HD camera – which is surprisingly great quality.

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Review

This is not a pickup-and-play toy by any accounts; it takes a good amount of practice to really get a hang of flying. There are going to many bumps and scrapes along the way before you’re soaring over canyons and producing the next “BBC Natural World” masterpiece. My inaugural flight was very unadventurous, in the only bit of unused space in my tiny backyard:

The manual recommends not flying in wind speeds of 15km/h or more, but I found even a light breeze could play havoc with controlling the lightweight drone. Im my part of the UK, a day without any wind at all is virtually non-existant, so my other test flight in the park was marred somewhat. You can see how the wind badly affected control in this video:

When the wind completely dropped, the drone was a joy to fly, and after a little practice, I soon got the hang of cornering properly.

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It’s just a shame that every minute or so, despite the best efforts of onboard stabilization algorithms, a slight gust would either send it crashing to the ground or just refuse to go the direction I told it; sometimes it was possible to land safely when this happened, sometimes not.

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The indoor hull – which I kept on all at all times in order to protect the blades and motors – does get damaged easily. I apologise in advance for some slight chips that occurred during testing. Replacement hulls are available, but at $40 (or even £40, if you’re in the UK) they seem a little expensive. Either way, I wouldn’t dare flying with the outdoor hull.

Another test flight:

I’m just one guy though; if you want a good idea of how successful others have flown their AR Drones, check out the best of selection from real user videos.

Interface

When inserting the battery, the device creates it’s own ad-hoc WiFi network to which you must connect. You’re then free to launch the FreeFlight software.

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The main screen of the software is a little deceptive; the Academy hasn’t even been implemented yet, and instead takes you to a sign up form to be notifed when the feature is available. Other buttons offer web integration to user videos or the (also non-existant) games apps, and quick access to your own media. The main part of the app you’ll be concerned with is Piloting, which is where you fly the thing!

Open up Piloting, and you’ll immediately see a video feed of the device:

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Takeoff and landing is done by simply tapping the green button in the bottom centre. I suggest you adjust the options before taking off for the first time though. There are two control sticks on the left and right of the screen. The left one controls pitch and roll and is used in conjunction with tilting your smartphone or tablet – so you need to push the stick forward, and tilt your device forward – in order to move in that direction. I found this to be counter-intuitive, but its stick movement only can be enabled with Joypad mode from the options screen. The right stick controls altitude, and yaw (lateral rotation). If you’ve ever tried to control a helicopter in Battlefield, it’s a similar concept, but a lot more forgiving; without your input, the device hovers, so you’re free to take things slowly and explore the controls.

Absolute Control is a beginner friendly mode that adjusts the steering to be from your perspective rather than the drone itself. In the default mode, if the drone is facing you, pushing left on the control will move the drone it’s left – your right – so you either need to navigate using the camera feed on-screen, or imagine yourself from the device’s perspective. In Absolute Control mode, pushing back will always bring the drone back to where you are; pushing left will always move it left; regardless of what direction it’s pointing currently.

Flip is a new feature for the Ar Drone 2.0 as well; a double tap on the right control stick will make the drone instantly do a mid-air somersault. It’s a crowd pleaser, basically – though I did find that even flipping from a height of about 3m, the drone would drop down to the floor and bump the ground at the end, which you can see in the videos.

The flight options are incredibly customizable – there are default settings for indoor and outdoor flights, but you can adjust everything from altitude to tilt angle and rotation speed.

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With the device is placed flat in front of you, Flat Trim from the options screen resets the on-board sensors, so you should always run this before a flight, especially if you’ve just had a knock.

Though the box indicates that additional “games” are available to download, these are not configured to work with the AR Drone 2.0 yet. Expect compatible games to be released over the coming months. Interestingly, the device has a full SDK available, which means enhanced flight controllers are also available; though I haven’t tried this, check out the demo video of Drone Ace 2.0, which adds tons of features.

Battery and specs

The stated battery time is 12 minutes, which I found was accurate. This is undoubtedly a limiting factor, and could really be a downer if you’ve driven a long way to a special location just to film. It takes 1.5 hours to fully charge, but you can purchase additional battery packs for $40 each to get the most enjoyment, as I suspect most owners do.

When the battery falls really low, the emergency cut off will kick in, which is supposed to land itself to avoid damage. In practice I found that with about 10% battery left, the drone would refuse to take off again; running longer flights is the only way to use up the last ebbs of battery power.

The WiFi has a 50m range, but interference will occur in built up areas can occur; if you fly out of range, the link will be cut and the auto-pilot will stabilize the drone in place, waiting until you come back into range.

Crashing

This is going to happen a lot at first, but an emergency cut out will occur at the first signs of a motor jam or full on crash; this avoids the motors trying to continue spinning and burning out or damaging themselves. Recovery is usually as simple as placing it flat and taking-off again, but one on occasion it refused to take off again due to “angle error” and a full reset was required – here’s a guide from the AR Drone flyers forum on how to do that.

Recording

As well as relaying the video feed to your controller, there are two options for recording.

First, you can stream video and record directly to your mobile device; this is by far the easiest option – just hit record and you’re sorted. However, the video quality as you can see from the sample flights can be sketchy at times when WiFi signal isn’t ideal.

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For best recording quality, you can attach a USB stick directly to the drone, just above the battery. This is difficult to get working though, and there’s no way to check if it worked correctly until the recording is completed. The USB stick needs to be formatted as FAT32, shielded with a metal case, and furthermore the case needs to be grounded to the correct pin on; one forum user tried 5 different metal-cased USB sticks, and only one of them worked correctly. You also need to allow time for the on-board embedded computer to save the video file – this takes roughly as long as the video itself. During this time you can continue flying, but just not be recording any longer. Ideally therefore, you want to take your video for the first 5 or 6 minutes, then turn off recording, and continue flying until the battery dies. None of the sticks I tried worked correctly, if you’re going to take professional quality films with the drone, you’ll need to seek a memory stick that’s proven to work.

Should you buy the Parrot AR Drone 2.0?

Despite having an indoor hull, you’d be hard pressed to find a house big enough to fly this in. A hall or hangar perhaps, but the average family home won’t suffice. I also can’t suggest flying with the outdoor hull at all – with all the blade protection removed, you may quickly find the motor gears are broken.

The ideal environment for flying this is a windless desert, but honestly you’re going to have a great time with it and be turning heads anywhere you fly. As long as you avoid windy days, and give yourself plenty of space, you should be fine. Take things slowly and don’t assume the onboard flight assistance is going to mean you never crash. You’re going to have a lot of fun with the AR Drone 2.0; if you can stop worrying about breaking the most expensive toy you’ve ever owned, that is.

Our verdict of the Parrot AR Drone 2.0:
Buy it, but be careful!
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We’re giving this review unit away to one fortunate MakeUseOf reader! If you enjoy high-flying, join the giveaway to win this Parrot AR Drone 2.0!

The giveaway is over. Congratulations, Rob Berry! You would have received an email from jackson@makeuseof.com. If you require any assistance, please get in touch with jackson@makeuseof.com before Aug 20. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

  1. frankie
    December 10, 2015 at 7:39 pm

    Any drone giveaway for 2015?

  2. Jonathan
    September 9, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Where can I buy the magnetic strip that holds the hull to main unit

  3. Rob Berry
    August 17, 2012 at 1:16 pm

    Wow can't believe it!!

    Can't wait for it to arrive!!!

    Thanks!!! :D

  4. Ron Morrow
    August 16, 2012 at 3:11 am

    Still want this!

    Just got done reading a new book called Kill Decision all about unmanned drones and part of it had a huge "army" of these, or something pretty close lol, with guns mounted on them. Crazy scenes and sounded pretty scary but a good book overall...if you are into that thing lol.

  5. Sahil Dave
    August 13, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    WHere are the results ??? :O
    I want to win :O

  6. dimek
    August 10, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    great giveaway!

  7. Sam Davie
    August 10, 2012 at 10:36 am

    This will upset the cats that stalk birds in my back yard!

  8. berni.
    August 10, 2012 at 3:44 am

    w,ont lift small camera

  9. berni.
    August 10, 2012 at 3:43 am

    tried lifting a small camera no chance

    • James Bruce
      August 10, 2012 at 7:57 am

      It has two cameras built in. Why on earth would you try to LIFT another?

  10. Anree Summer
    August 9, 2012 at 5:37 am

    this would be perfect especially during night so i could spy if there's snatchers or something.

  11. John Burkhart
    August 9, 2012 at 12:09 am

    I find it to be a bit disconcerting that I am required to be a member of various social network sites to enable me to be eligible for this give-away. I have been a loyal reader of your site but your social network requirements are overall unfair. Please remove me from your newsletter as I wish to not participate any longer. As an aside, I fully understand that I will not receive a response from your organization. So be it. Regards, John Burkhart

    • muotechguy
      August 9, 2012 at 7:55 am

      Firstly John, that's very presumptuous of you to assume we won't respond, and I'm quite offended. Second, there is an unsubscribe link in every email, please use that. I don't have access to the email list for security reasons.

      As for requiring a social network, I'm sorry you don't agree with that requirement. For your information - your GMAIL account would work just fine for authentication. All you need to do is login with that, and you would be eligible. There's nothing "social" as a requirement at all, and you needn't share the article unless you want the extra entries. It simply provides us with an authenticated user, a guaranteed email address, and a one-click entry method for yourself (as well as opening up the gaming possiblities where users that contribute to the site more gain access to a wide variety of free software on our rewards page http://www.makeuseof.com/rewards).

      Also, I've removed your email from your comment for obvious reasons - try to avoid writing your email in plain sight to the public on the internet, John. It can be harvested and used to spam you.

  12. Jimmy Soleman
    August 7, 2012 at 2:44 pm

    Nice toy. Hope to win one :)

  13. erik bryant
    August 5, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    i want!

  14. Nikko Acosta
    August 5, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    cool stuff!!!

  15. Suyanto Milanistik
    August 5, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    l want it too

  16. Jeffrey S
    August 5, 2012 at 11:22 am

    Im In!!
    Good luck to all!!

  17. Eli Sultanov
    August 5, 2012 at 2:09 am

    can i have one

  18. Teodoro Villamarzo
    August 4, 2012 at 3:46 am

    It's something that appeals to all boys (and girls, I presume), your very own hovering craft! Still, if they could make it lift heavier loads, like bringing up a screwdriver from the yard and bring it up to the roof where you dropped it, it would be neat!

  19. Teodoro Villamarzo
    August 4, 2012 at 3:46 am

    It's something that appeals to all boys (and girls, I presume), your very own hovering craft! Still, if they could make it lift heavier loads, like bringing up a screwdriver from the yard and bring it up to the roof where you dropped it, it would be neat!

  20. LeviTashun
    August 3, 2012 at 8:18 pm

    $300 for a drone? Not too shabby...

    I guess the FAA is going to start enforcing new regulations now that stuff like this is commerically available.

  21. Iliusha Akhotnikoff
    August 3, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    Perfect

  22. Colin Kitto
    August 3, 2012 at 9:10 am

    I was hoping to try building one in our "Hackspace" at Uni. Very cool and also related to our Human Interface Technology work!!

  23. Karl Joseph Ku
    August 3, 2012 at 6:41 am

    this would be of great use to those who like making videos and documentaries, etc. a very nice way to achieve aerial perspective/ birds eye-view.

  24. Cristian Lucian
    August 2, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    i just need some points:)

  25. Anandu B Ajith
    August 2, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    how long we need to Charge

  26. Sean Ang
    August 2, 2012 at 5:23 am

    This is a fun toy to have although the price is a bit steep....

  27. Stephanie Woods
    August 1, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    Would be an awesome Christmas gift for a kid.

  28. Marco Milani
    August 1, 2012 at 11:27 pm

    this thing is amazing!

  29. Asbjørn Bergestuen
    August 1, 2012 at 10:46 pm

    Tempted to buy...

  30. Naveen Nandakumar
    August 1, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Why wouldn't you want this?

  31. John Richardson
    August 1, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    Looks like fun to me! Pets of central Oklahoma, beware!

  32. Bila Box
    August 1, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    cool! like unhidden spy stuff LOL
    i wanna have it... seriously

  33. Traci Wood
    August 1, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    WOW, what fun!!

  34. Leo Huzair Sharifudin
    August 1, 2012 at 6:28 pm

    Ad-hoc wifi network on this? awesome....

  35. Preston Steffey
    August 1, 2012 at 4:37 pm

    Definitely look better then my copter

  36. Sandra Kempf
    August 1, 2012 at 4:06 pm

    I can see this gathering dust in the workshop!

  37. Fred Murphy
    August 1, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    A friend bought one of these and brought it into our open plan office - the perfect place to fly it. Anything light enough to fly for a reasonable time on small batteries will be too light to cope with any significant wind.

  38. Steve Haworth
    August 1, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    Believe I need tjis.

  39. Rafal Krassowski
    August 1, 2012 at 9:58 am

    Always wanted one! Can I have it please, pretty please.

  40. Michael Teague
    August 1, 2012 at 7:55 am

    That thing looks awesome. Hope I win

  41. Mistry_Land
    August 1, 2012 at 6:14 am

    wowwww...very interesting

  42. EugeneL
    July 31, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    I'd love putting a video camera on that and taping my "flying adventures"

    • James Bruce
      August 1, 2012 at 7:30 am

      It has two videos cameras already, so that would be a bit pointless.

  43. Andres Leon
    July 31, 2012 at 11:34 pm

    Well, more than a toy, it can be used for work, as example, to monitor installations. We work on stage, and if you have rigging, you can check it with this, or the position of a projector or cables in the high of a theatre. Or for a concert, have a eye if in the preparations everything is doing fine.

    • James Bruce
      August 1, 2012 at 7:31 am

      An excellent use case (I was a roadie back at uni). Though i fear the 12 minute battery life would suck, and you'd need a few spares...

      • Andres Leon
        August 1, 2012 at 8:20 am

        Well, one have to count some box stops :)
        The live streaming on a standard device (like phones) is for this mobile monitoring just perfect.

  44. Awais Inayat
    July 31, 2012 at 9:33 pm

    wow

  45. Endre Gyulavári
    July 31, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    Good game for adults... :)

  46. Arshpreet Singh
    July 31, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    This One is really Awesome.
    I wanna Buy this.

  47. Harry G
    July 31, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    would like to own one, looks fun

  48. Drew B
    July 31, 2012 at 5:16 pm

    drones for home use? yes please

  49. Ty Neal
    July 31, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I'd love to fly this over the cabin!

  50. Ellen Odza
    July 31, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    This looks like a really cool toy! Probably useless... but lots of fun!

  51. Alan
    July 31, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    way cool. I'd love one of these!

  52. Kathy Treml
    July 31, 2012 at 4:13 pm

    Excellent!

  53. Daniel Voyles
    July 31, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    This is BS! Just let me enter!

    • Daniel Voyles
      July 31, 2012 at 2:50 pm

      Oh, there we are. *embarrassed face*

  54. Evan Spangler
    July 31, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    This is so cool! I wonder how high you could go, and what battery life is like. Based on the review, mabye it should've been built tougher.

  55. Salman Abdullah
    July 31, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    Weak

  56. Sebastian Valero
    July 31, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    Looks great to annoy your pets...lol

  57. kaushmc
    July 31, 2012 at 11:27 am

    nice one.thanks

  58. Nino Lukša
    July 31, 2012 at 9:22 am

    I would love to have one, just to have fun!

  59. Fabian_F_F
    July 31, 2012 at 7:55 am

    12 minutes flying time is is quite low.

  60. Sarvanshu Ahluwalia
    July 31, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Really these kind of copters always make to my wishlist but AR Drone is on the top of my list !

  61. denny Gl
    July 31, 2012 at 3:44 am

    nice toy for time pass

  62. Mishaal
    July 30, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    i want ....its very cooooooooooool

  63. jonfaerber
    July 30, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    but how do u compete with 6000 point ppl on here?

    • denny Gl
      July 31, 2012 at 3:47 am

      more point doesn't mean you have more chance.

    • muotechguy
      July 31, 2012 at 8:00 am

      As Denny says, number of points has no relation to chances of winning. It costs 25 points to enter regardless, and then sharing using the buttons gets you additional chances.

      On the other hand, collecting points gives you access to all the other rewards on the reward page, which isn't a competition - you can just exchange points at any time for free premium licences: http://www.makeuseof.com/rewards (or spend all your points on entering the various competitions!)

  64. jonfaerber
    July 30, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    pretty awesome...

  65. H G
    July 30, 2012 at 4:34 pm

    An invention that leads adults to play like children!

  66. Paul B.
    July 30, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Nice review. $300 is not unreasonable for a pre-built quadcopter with 2 cameras included. But for a similar amount of money you can build you own that will outperform the AR drone by a significant amount.

    I'm in the process of building one for around the same price as the drone, but mine will have a significantly higher lift capacity to allow me to mount just about any camera I want and should be able to handle wind with no problem. Once I add in the cost of cameras and video transmitter, I will end up spending more money, but I will have a much more capable quad.

    But, replacement parts will be much cheaper, saving me money over time. My motors cost less than $10 each and are rated at almost 15x the power of the little drone motors. My batteries cost 1/4 the amount as the AR drones and they are 3x the capacity.

    If you don't need or want the video capabilities, and just want something small, cheap and fun to fly check out the Blade MQX or Walkera Ladybird.

  67. Maryline Latorre
    July 30, 2012 at 12:14 pm

    the videos you can shoot with this toy are amazing! Great invention!

  68. Murali Menon
    July 30, 2012 at 11:54 am

    a great piece of technology. the only drawback being the difficulty to record. hope the next version would have solved that too

  69. Steven Griffiths
    July 30, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Looks cool. Pity the replacement parts cost so much but guess it teaches careful flying.

  70. Kevin Fegan
    July 30, 2012 at 8:53 am

    I just entered and shared. I hope I win !!

  71. Steven Kim
    July 30, 2012 at 7:17 am

    Hope i win one of this days :)

  72. Pavels Ostrovskis
    July 30, 2012 at 5:54 am

    For some reason, clicking the "exchange points" button don't do anything for me. I have enough points to do so. I tried both in Chrome and FireFox to no avail.

    Anyone have any ideas how I can get it to work? The giveaway item seems so nice :)

    • James Bruce
      July 30, 2012 at 7:28 am

      Do you run any adblock plugins? noscript, ghostery?

      • Pavels Ostrovskis
        July 30, 2012 at 8:38 am

        Nope, and I turned off my Antivirus to check if it interferes with the site, to no effect.

        • muotechguy
          July 30, 2012 at 8:48 am

          Hmm, could you try from the rewards page directly? http://www.makeuseof.com/rewards

          How about javascript being disabled? Maybe do not track, or privacy modes in your browsers?

        • Pavels Ostrovskis
          July 30, 2012 at 10:29 am

          Rewards page is the same - when pressing red button, nothing happens. Javascript runs on all the other websites though. I've launched chrome with -enable -javascript key, and it didn't help.

          It seems Parrot AR drone does not want to be mine :(

  73. Rob Long
    July 30, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Pretty Cool.

  74. Colin King
    July 30, 2012 at 2:35 am

    looks great
    just like the one in the movie 3 idiots

  75. Kylee Kanavas
    July 30, 2012 at 12:03 am

    This looks awesome

  76. Mike Warren
    July 29, 2012 at 10:54 pm

    How can any technology lover be without one of these gems? Pick me! :)

  77. SoftDownload
    July 29, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    Awesome giveaway! I was planning to get one.

  78. Muhannad Agha
    July 29, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    I so want this!

  79. Dmitriy Sukhanov
    July 29, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    i need this ))

  80. Eric Swank
    July 29, 2012 at 5:37 pm

    This reminds me of the Micro Mosquito helicopter that I gave my brother for his birthday. The Mosquito was more frustrating than it was fun at first, but once you got the hang of it, flying the thing was pretty fun. Most people that I know could not afford a $300 toy and you can imagine the horror of crashing and destroying it on your maiden voyage.

    Thank you for the chance to win a Parrot AR Makeuseof.com and James for writing the article.

  81. Siddharth Singh
    July 29, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    cool .. i have been wanting one of these since the day it was released .. :0

  82. Darnell morris
    July 29, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    MY SON WOULD LOVE IT!

  83. Manide
    July 29, 2012 at 4:15 pm

    I don't have an Android/iOS device... So, in case I win, please come with another (Android/iOS device) giveaway :)

  84. Earl Green
    July 29, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    I really need one of these air drones!

  85. Jason Austin
    July 29, 2012 at 3:47 pm

    I would use the ar drone to go up and down the grain elevator i work at to check on things when they are running.

  86. Enn Ellandi
    July 29, 2012 at 2:49 pm

    I hope to win a giveaway :)

  87. Fabrice Soopramanien
    July 29, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Would love to have one of those Air-Drones !! :P !!

  88. Rahul Jain
    July 29, 2012 at 6:16 am

    Great toy man.. Never had anything like this before! Definitely want to cop one.

  89. soapfoam
    July 29, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Seems pretty cool.

  90. Gaurav Rajasekar
    July 29, 2012 at 2:58 am

    The wifi range and stability issues seem kinda scary, but I'd definitely love to get my hands on this geeky little gadget!

  91. Beh Han
    July 29, 2012 at 2:24 am

    OMG I am going to get one!

  92. Randy Luczak
    July 29, 2012 at 12:57 am

    Way cool !! If I had the $300 to spend on fun stuff, this would be one of the first things I would get. Kind of a bummer about the instability in the wind, as I have seen so many of the various Heli toys out there these days - they are just so lightweight that the slightest puff of wind sends them into a tailspin.

  93. Les Siewert
    July 28, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Shared the page twice to FB - didn't get my points either time so here goes w/ a comment...

  94. John
    July 28, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    A mate of my has got one. It is incredible fun and catches everyone's eye. Must have one!

  95. Sheeran Anwar
    July 28, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    I wanna 1

  96. Richard Bonifacio
    July 28, 2012 at 8:24 pm

    I need to have this, pick my name in the drawing.

  97. Richard Bonifacio
    July 28, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    Is this better than the hexacopter?

  98. Chriss Duncan
    July 28, 2012 at 6:29 pm

    I've been dying for one of these since they came out. Loved flying my buddies drones & wanna join the AR Elite. By Making this comment it'll give me enough points for a ballot.

    Love your page. Thanks.

  99. chris
    July 28, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    I can't seem to find the entry form for the giveaway?

    • Richard Bonifacio
      July 28, 2012 at 8:22 pm

      the entry form should at the end of the article unless you have enough points.

    • James Bruce
      July 29, 2012 at 7:41 am

      You need to create a user account first.

  100. David Walsh
    July 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Are additional battery packs readily available?

    • James Bruce
      July 28, 2012 at 5:22 pm

      Yes. About $50, I think.

  101. hemanth
    July 28, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    Collecting money to buy this from a long time.....

    its my turn to test my luck now....

  102. sabih
    July 28, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    Thanks a million for this giveaway, I have been reading about it's amazing features and it's reviews are amazing.

  103. Claude Rathbun
    July 28, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    i would love to add this to my geek collection of toys, looks fun to learn...

  104. Nanana
    July 28, 2012 at 12:57 pm

    Use Case: Drop a bomb in the enemy territory! LOL!

  105. Nanana
    July 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Could it be use to drop a bomb somewhere???

  106. Steve Taylor
    July 28, 2012 at 12:17 pm

    I WANT ONE!
    Well written review...

  107. david l. evans
    July 28, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    love to have one , use it when out hiking and camping, to see what's out there

  108. Shubham
    July 28, 2012 at 11:56 am

    how many points does it needs to enter the giveaway.??

  109. Bob Barker
    July 28, 2012 at 11:08 am

    Fantastic device for the price!

  110. Shantanu Nair
    July 28, 2012 at 10:16 am

    wow...

  111. Ravi Theja
    July 28, 2012 at 10:00 am

    Loved it from the start! the best part is we can control it with an iOS device!!

  112. Mike Green
    July 28, 2012 at 9:51 am

    Am I the only person who does not see the point in these?

  113. Vj Teja
    July 28, 2012 at 9:26 am

    Looks awesome!

  114. Samrudh Shetty
    July 28, 2012 at 9:11 am

    Come on man atleast this for me pretty please..........

  115. Colin Ryan
    July 28, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Are they expensive to repair?

    • muotechguy
      July 28, 2012 at 8:01 am

      Well, the hull alone is $40, but you can buy all manner of replacement parts. I guess that's a little expensive, but it is $300 toy, so I wouldnt really expect anything about it to be cheap...

  116. Colin Ryan
    July 28, 2012 at 7:41 am

    Awesome!

  117. YEN NGUYEN
    July 28, 2012 at 7:29 am

    10 POINTS! I JUST OPENED UP A FACEBOOK ACCOUNT! would sure love to get my hands on one

    • muotechguy
      July 28, 2012 at 8:00 am

      Use that account to register. In future, this will be required. Use the buttons in the top right of the sidebar to connect accounts.

  118. Stephen Metcalfe
    July 28, 2012 at 7:24 am

    Count me in!

  119. Henry Heuerman
    July 28, 2012 at 6:24 am

    Now if they only made a single passenger unit!

  120. Praveen Kumar
    July 28, 2012 at 6:07 am

    Oh so cool... I want it... :P

  121. Sai Krishna
    July 28, 2012 at 6:05 am

    excellent product to have

  122. Artur Rzhiskiy
    July 28, 2012 at 5:39 am

    Expensive toy for a week, and it is fragile too.

  123. mary
    July 28, 2012 at 5:31 am

    Wow! My hubby would love playing with this. And if it fell down and broke, he would enjoy figuring out how to fix it.Fun article, Thanks

  124. Daniel Faragau
    July 28, 2012 at 4:57 am

    A very expensive toy... for a man, not for a child! :-)

  125. Ron
    July 28, 2012 at 4:37 am

    Could really use for a gift! Thanks.

  126. Arlon Russom
    July 28, 2012 at 4:04 am

    I would love to win

  127. Ramesh Maddula
    July 28, 2012 at 3:56 am

    Wow!! This is amazing one.. I love it

  128. Cortney James
    July 28, 2012 at 3:47 am

    do want.. such a win.

  129. Paula VanBuskirk
    July 28, 2012 at 1:54 am

    I have seen these a lot lately and they look like sooooo much fun!

  130. Mike Douglas
    July 28, 2012 at 1:32 am

    Quads are crazy fun and I contemplated building one from scratch, but it probably wouldn't come out nearly as nice as this, wouldn't have iPhone capability and would likely cost as much if not more.

  131. Jeyaraj Shankar
    July 28, 2012 at 1:29 am

    Darn interesting alright. But I'm curious as how the quadcopter connects to the phone. I mean, does it use the cellular carrier (which would require an additional sim card on the quadcopter!), or by Bluetooth (which would limit the range!). Clue me on this, will ya, James?

    BTW, I'm no aeronautical engineer, but I was wondering if the way wandering beast could be tamed (or stabilized) by adding weights? I tried that once on my nephew's RC chopper when he crashed it one too many times & the flight was all screwy, worked like a charm (until he crashed it again :D ).

    Just my 2? worth !

    • Ramesh Maddula
      July 28, 2012 at 4:08 am

      Yeah...you are right?

    • muotechguy
      July 28, 2012 at 7:53 am

      The 'copter creates it's own Wifi network, to which you must connect from your mobile device. This allows for much longer range.

      I doubt weights would help; it would have actually been better if I flew without the indoor hull outside, I just didn't to break it.

  132. Lonnie Turner
    July 28, 2012 at 1:03 am

    What a great piece of engineering

    • Ramesh Maddula
      July 28, 2012 at 4:08 am

      It is some what over priced

    • Cortney James
      July 28, 2012 at 4:24 am

      agreed, fantastic software.

  133. Robert Peacock
    July 28, 2012 at 12:18 am

    Sounds great love to try it personally

  134. R Callie
    July 28, 2012 at 12:13 am

    I would love to win this.

  135. Alan Tong
    July 28, 2012 at 12:10 am

    Awesome giveaway! Thanks!

  136. Nat Gildersleeve
    July 27, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I saw one of these demonstrated at Brookstone and fell in love with it. Unfortunately, I didn't have the $300. :(

  137. azthemaster
    July 27, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    There are many uses for this... like fun, doing things outside, doing things with friends. I understand how some people see these activity types as useless... To each his own... I would definitely love to have one, especially if it "fell into may lap" as a result of the giveaway!

    • azthemaster
      July 27, 2012 at 11:22 pm

      Sorry everyone - somehow site's PHP messed my name?

  138. Scott Reyes
    July 27, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    interesting ..... i wonder if you can set the controlls to run on a computer

  139. Thus Spike
    July 27, 2012 at 10:59 pm

    awesome !

  140. Wiwka Masyuka
    July 27, 2012 at 10:57 pm

    The coolest toy to buy for a 30 year old child!

  141. leonel dufault
    July 27, 2012 at 10:29 pm

    pretty cool love to own one

  142. Larry Johnson
    July 27, 2012 at 10:19 pm

    I have a remote 'coptor. It's fun but hard to control.

  143. Mary Chadderdon
    July 27, 2012 at 9:55 pm

    We would have a blast with this !

  144. Jesse Schembri
    July 27, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    This is fantastic. I would love one of these.

  145. megatec45
    July 27, 2012 at 8:44 pm

    I saw these at CES and they were AWESOME!

  146. Becky France
    July 27, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    I would love one of these. My dogs sit and watch us fly the remote helicoptors all the time.

  147. Cathy Horner
    July 27, 2012 at 8:20 pm

    How cool! Check on my vegetable gardens without ever leaving the porch! :)

  148. Christina Dafopoulos
    July 27, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    I can't think of any use for this, but I still want it!

  149. Anatoly
    July 27, 2012 at 7:50 pm

    i want one!!Thanks for this giveaway !

  150. Mick
    July 27, 2012 at 7:48 pm

    Nice gadget to play with your dog, Thanks!

  151. tweetlyclever
    July 27, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    What's with the 'game' features? And why do I have to connect my social account to sign up? >:\

    • muotechguy
      July 28, 2012 at 7:55 am

      Because thats the system we have in place. You are not obliged to participate in game features if you don't want to - it's a way for us to reward our loyal users who really help the site to grow and spread the word, or participate in discussions.

  152. Nezlo
    July 27, 2012 at 7:27 pm

    My dad would love this, he's into remote control helicopters and such but I'm not gonna waste an entry on this. Still pretty cool, for those that would like it.

  153. Froivy Cruz
    July 27, 2012 at 7:20 pm

    a fun toy to have!

  154. Dave
    July 27, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    This looks great for my 14 year old grand child so count me in please and thanks. Shared Liked and Tweeted.

  155. SW
    July 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm

    This has my name all over it!

  156. 2424frawD
    July 27, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    These look like great fun. Must put one on my wishlist!

  157. Cal Palmore
    July 27, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    The wind probably makes it impractical to use anywhere near my location. But it looks like it would be fun to try.

  158. Colleen
    July 27, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    This looks so cool! I want one!

  159. Graham Richardson
    July 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    This looks great fun and I really want one. Having said that it seems the kind of gadget that its worth waiting a bit longer for. The way the market moves you can see in a year or so the same gadget would be cheaper and / or allow a much longer flight time. Or is it destined to always remain a niche toy?

    • muotechguy
      July 28, 2012 at 7:55 am

      I think it'll remain niche, to be honest. Unless some dramatic battery tech happens - which it hasn't for years - the flight time will remain short.

  160. Declan Bullock
    July 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm

    Would modding it by completely covering it with solar panels deliver enough watts to charge it while flying? (I mean charge it linearly, so you can keep on flying?)

    • muotechguy
      July 28, 2012 at 7:57 am

      Nope. Never. The weight of solar panels required to produce enough juice to fly would make it too heavy to fly in the first place.

  161. Declan Bullock
    July 27, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    I do wonder why it wouldn't work with all FAT32 sticks. Maybe the writing speed?

    • muotechguy
      July 28, 2012 at 7:55 am

      somethign about needing to be earthed....

  162. Scott Zagata
    July 27, 2012 at 6:20 pm

    Sweet! Too bad its such a short fly time...

  163. Kyle de Veas
    July 27, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    This is a very expensive but cool toy to have...

  164. josenoway
    July 27, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    cool toy

  165. Andrei Bogdan
    July 27, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    A really cool thing , surprised they're giving one for free thou , i won't participate but best luck to all who participate .

  166. Lance Crummett
    July 27, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I've played with a friends and it was pretty cool. strong winds gusts sue cause some issues but still fun to play with.

  167. Arlene Gregory
    July 27, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    Wow... this looks like a really neat device!

  168. Kieran Colfer
    July 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    So $40 equals £40 for a replacement body? Someone is getting screwed on the exchange rate there....

  169. Maurizio Iccio
    July 27, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    That's fantastic

  170. Mel Green
    July 27, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I used to fly rc planes but never got to try a helicopter (beyond the cheap toy store kind). Love to give this a try!

  171. larrypmNL
    July 27, 2012 at 5:41 pm

    Awesome prize.

  172. D. L. Fuller
    July 27, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    Thanks for giving an old timer the opportunity for some fun with the giveaway.

  173. Tara Drennen
    July 27, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    I'll try for the giveaway, but probably wouldn't buy one at this time.

  174. jason hall
    July 27, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    yes it is overpriced but hey gotta be fun so yes i would love to have one !!!!

  175. John Pavelko
    July 27, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    Great review. If I win this I will spend the time to learn how to fly but otherwise I think I am going to buy one that is easier to learn

  176. Bob Pfeiffer
    July 27, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    I would spend $300 on this "toy" but I would really enjoy it if I won one. Too bad it doesn't have better battery life but to make it that light, it would need to have a small battery and the rotors probably eat up quite a bit of power.

  177. Stuart Anderson
    July 27, 2012 at 5:25 pm

    I have one and I love it. It does take practice to fly well (I used and empty gym), but once you get the hang of it there is nothing else like it. There are even hacks out there for using other controllers like a Wii remote and PC joystick.

  178. Eric
    July 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    I used to fly remote controlled airplanes, but gave that up when I crashed too many of them. This looks like something that would be a lot of fun to operate without the worry of damaging it.

  179. Dee Wheat
    July 27, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    This looks like a fun toy, but honestly, it would last less than a minute if it took a dive and my min pin caught it....which she would. No $300 chew toys at my house LOL!

  180. Gerry Koehler
    July 27, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    I first saw one of these contraptions at an online auction site and they looked like the latest cool new toy, but they don't seem to be that aerodynamic...yet. In other words, hard to control. RC airplanes, on the other hand, tend to glide back to earth on their own, even after losing control (unless something breaks).

  181. Yudono Ra
    July 27, 2012 at 4:44 pm

    so kewl

  182. Ed Lucas
    July 27, 2012 at 4:38 pm

    This would be a great useful tool to have access to.

  183. Neal Smith
    July 27, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    Thanks

  184. Fayz
    July 27, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    It'd be so cool if I'd win this!

  185. Dave Clark
    July 27, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    I'm looking for a drone for our local police and fire are rescue squads. Guess I'll have to look for something more high-end. We can't count on sweet breezeless conditions when time is critical.

    • muotechguy
      July 28, 2012 at 7:58 am

      Yeh, this isn't really suitable for actual emergencies situations. You'd need to look at professional gas powered rigs like the $10,000 I linked above.

  186. Mayur Godhani
    July 27, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    Love it !! i badly want it !!

  187. Don Richardson
    July 27, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    My grandson would have a great time with this.

  188. John Willis
    July 27, 2012 at 4:11 pm

    I have full confidence that I would master this! Good luck to all those around me as I do.

  189. Pete B
    July 27, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    This would be so cool. I live in a small country town. The neighbors already hate me, but with this...!! Damn, could I cause some havoc!!

  190. Jeff Branning
    July 27, 2012 at 4:07 pm

    I saw one of this talked about on morning TV last week and thought I've got to check into it. Thanks for the review. They do look like a lot of fun but I could imagine the winds causing a bit of a problem. A school gym would be a great place to have fun with it...

  191. T Smith
    July 27, 2012 at 3:53 pm

    It would be great, I could get my pictures of those trash dumpers on the end of my street.

  192. Joses Lemmuela
    July 27, 2012 at 3:51 pm

    Whoa, seems pretty awesome, especially the camera, too bad it doesn't have any microphones to record sound though, and the somersault, lol. It would be really nice to win one.

  193. fizzbin88
    July 27, 2012 at 3:45 pm

    How many points are required to enter the draw?

    • muotechguy
      July 28, 2012 at 7:59 am

      25

  194. fizzbin88
    July 27, 2012 at 3:44 pm

    This looks cool !

  195. Sigifredo Zapata
    July 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    Even my friends overseas are having fun with the Parrot...

  196. Sri Vastav Reddy
    July 27, 2012 at 3:42 pm

    amazing

  197. Dennis DeWeerdt
    July 27, 2012 at 3:41 pm

    this looks cool... I'd like to win it!

  198. Jason Legacy
    July 27, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    I know I can't enter on this one, but I would love to have the Parrot AR Drone. I've been looking at it for a while now. I'm pretty much surrounded by trees here, so I think it would work for me. Still thinking though! Thanks for the info!

  199. Marcello Piliego
    July 27, 2012 at 3:39 pm

    There's an Android version of the software?

    • muotechguy
      July 28, 2012 at 7:59 am

      yes

  200. Brandon Liu
    July 27, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    I really want to but one these...

  201. Anita Lee
    July 27, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    I want to give it to another geeky friend of mine who is a remote control aficionado.

  202. David Melvin
    July 27, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    Would love to get one, but expensive indoor hull puts me off it

    • Patrick McDonald
      July 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm

      In for one entry! ;)

  203. Cliff Mccullar
    July 27, 2012 at 3:11 pm

    oh this is just awesome. i want 3 of them for when i break the other 2....

  204. Emmet McKenna
    July 27, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    could waste so much time if I had one of these!

  205. Jaxx D
    July 27, 2012 at 3:09 pm

    I better win this

  206. Kaycee Byron
    July 27, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    Very cool, thanks for the giveaway.

  207. Lewis Noles
    July 27, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    Would love to have one of these.

  208. Aimee Babcock-Ellis
    July 27, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    This looks so cool!

  209. Pratik Bhandari
    July 27, 2012 at 2:47 pm

    Awesome!!

  210. Nart Barileva
    July 27, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I would be insanely happy if I won this! :D

  211. MIKE PETTITT
    July 27, 2012 at 10:43 am

    At 68 years young Yes I am a toyboy I love it,

  212. Muhammad Ahmad
    July 27, 2012 at 9:23 am

    really want to try this one.

  213. Va Du
    July 27, 2012 at 4:51 am

    Very detailed review. I had the chance to try this out once and it was was fun. Too bad the price never seems to go down at all. I will just stick with toy helicopters and kites for the time being.

  214. Emmanuel Asuncion
    July 27, 2012 at 3:24 am

    Count me in, my kids will love this.

  215. denny Gl
    July 27, 2012 at 3:20 am

    looks cool but what if you don't own a iphone or android.does any transmitter come with it

    • James Bruce
      July 27, 2012 at 8:05 am

      No, as I said in the opening paragraph: "The device is remote controlled, but you will need a smartphone or tablet running either iOS or Android – there is no standalone remote supplied."

  216. ferdinan Sitohang
    July 27, 2012 at 2:37 am

    My nephew love this device a lot, winning this device through giveaways will make him happier i think.

  217. Shakirah Faleh Lai
    July 27, 2012 at 2:30 am

    A great toy to play with.

  218. Robert Simms
    July 27, 2012 at 1:45 am

    I shall call mine -- Serenity

  219. Rene Gatdula
    July 27, 2012 at 12:58 am

    ..anticipation is killing me....:-)

  220. Contest Winner
    July 27, 2012 at 12:38 am

    I would love to have one of these so i can bring it to the mall and initiate a full out assault on the helicopter kiosk and their toy helicopters that always make me feel like a bad parent for always telling my son no when we walk by...."Why can't we buy one you ask son? Because we don't tolerate weakness. helicopters are weak, we embrace power, with our new quadrocopter."

    • James Bruce
      July 27, 2012 at 8:05 am

      Try not to get arrested though, eh?

  221. Yash Desai
    July 26, 2012 at 11:23 pm

    I really wanted one of the original ones and when the 2.0 came out i was 2 seconds away from buying it on amazon, before i convinced myself it was too much for a quadricopter

  222. Shawn Ashree Baba
    July 26, 2012 at 10:48 pm

    The Parrot AR Drone looks super fun! I would have a great time using one of these.

  223. Dan Worwood
    July 26, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    Looks awesome to own!

  224. Sambit Acharya
    July 26, 2012 at 9:26 pm

    This is awesome, but it is pretty expensive. I love quad rotors, but they take a lot of effort to build with all the soldering and programming. Are the camera and motors being powered by the same battery?

  225. Jakob August Andresen
    July 26, 2012 at 8:50 pm

    I want this!!!!!

  226. Gian Singh
    July 26, 2012 at 7:18 pm

    That looks very cool

  227. raymond mcnatt
    July 26, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    aLWAYS WANTED ONE OF THESE!!!!!!

  228. Yang Yang Li
    July 26, 2012 at 5:43 pm

    Great review!
    Since you have never tried flying the Parrot with its outdoor hull, may I suggest it could help with the wind?
    The first thought that came to mind when reading the part where you mentioned it had trouble in wind was the indoor hull was catching the wind.
    Without the indoor hull, the wind would not have as big a surface to push on. It could improve flight capabilities with the hull off.
    On another note, $300 is expensive for recreational aircraft. With $300, one could buy a gas powered Apache model.

    • James Bruce
      July 27, 2012 at 8:06 am

      Yeh. I had considered flying with the outdoor hull. But then there wouldn't have been anything left to give away... ;(

      • Yang Yang Li
        July 27, 2012 at 3:19 pm

        Haha,
        Thanks for not destroying it and offering it as a giveaway. This was an awesome review!

  229. DonLefler
    July 26, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Would love this as a substitute for ballooning or hang-gliding i'm too chicken to try myself!

  230. Jón Bjarnason
    July 26, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    Useless, but fun.

  231. tony harrington
    July 26, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    This looks like an extrodinary toy/tool for anyone from 6 to 60 with dreams of flight exploration. Count me in.

  232. Maurizio Iccio
    July 26, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    wow

  233. Tamsyn
    July 26, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    OMG - yes please. I've wanted to play with a quadcopter for ages, but since I've gone back to Uni my budget just won't ... budge that far. This is closer than others I've seen (including most build-your-own), but still too far off unless you want to send me yours?

    Please?

  234. d
    July 26, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    i really want to buy only if the price is cheaper

    • Ramesh Maddula
      July 28, 2012 at 4:06 am

      But it is worth to buy even its pricey. Did you really see the features of it??

  235. Darryl Park
    July 26, 2012 at 2:28 pm

    Have been wanting one of these for a long time!!

    A side question ... how many entries can I make into the Giveaway? Is there a limit (asside from points)? I've read through the rules and such and can't see any mention of numerous entries.

    • Jackson Chung
      July 26, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      You may only submit one "main" entry with your MUO account. However, you also have the option to share a link to the giveaway via Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Each "share" is counted as an additional entry. So in total, you can have up to 4 entries per giveaway

    • James Bruce
      July 26, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      the system will only let you enter once, however once you've entered you can use the returned share buttons to get more entries by sharing on social networks, hence increasing your chances (up to 3 more chances, - google + , twitter, and facebook). Be sure to use the buttons that come back AFTER entering the competition, and not the generic ones on the page up there. Even better, do it from the rewards page so you dont get mixed up: http://www.makeuseof.com/rewards

      • Darryl Park
        July 26, 2012 at 2:58 pm

        Hmmm ... I used the share to G+ and facebook, but didn't see a share link for twitter. Would have done so there too, but now I've navigated away from the page.

        • James Bruce
          July 26, 2012 at 3:03 pm

          Go the rewards page, and click to enter the competition again, - it'll say you cant , but show you those buttons again. You can then use the twitter one.

        • Darryl Park
          July 26, 2012 at 6:09 pm

          still no twitter link showing on the page ... I can email you a screenshot. something wrong in my account setup? am logged in using google auth.

        • Darryl Park
          July 27, 2012 at 12:35 am

          Figured out the problem ... was at work and they block twitter, so the twitter widget wasn't loading and so it seemed the twitter link wasn't there. Funny how they'd block twitter and not Facebook. anyway, thanks for the help.

  236. Laga Mahesa
    July 26, 2012 at 2:25 pm

    GIMME GIMME GIMME GIMME GIMME GIMME.

    Err, please.

  237. Phúc Ng?c
    July 26, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    Too beautiful <3 I want it so badly!

  238. Rene Valladares
    July 26, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Just trying to imagine myself useful applications for this...

  239. Jean Champémont
    July 26, 2012 at 1:38 pm

    Thanks for this giveaway !

  240. Bobby Dunn
    July 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm

    i want one!! i saw it on an episode of hardcore pawn on trutv lol it was cool as crap

    • Awais Inayat
      July 31, 2012 at 9:33 pm

      yeah man!

  241. Andrei Anikin
    July 26, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    looks great but completely useless for an average person, good luck everyone who took part!

  242. Francisco Fernández
    July 26, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Perfect but useless...
    I live on an Island, lots of open spaces everywhere... but also wind...

  243. Garry Mills
    July 26, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    I've been tempted to buy one of these since they first came out, mainly to terrorise the people in our warehouse!

    • Ramesh Maddula
      July 28, 2012 at 3:57 am

      Yes you are right!!

    • Justin Fortin
      August 3, 2012 at 6:45 pm

      Oh god, think of the terrible things you could do. Swooping down on unsuspecting co-workers

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