Parrot's Consumer-Targeted 'Disco Drone' Flies High at CES 2016

By: Christopher Magsambol - Jan 11, 2016
References: gizmag & blog.parrot
At CES 2016, Parrot wowed crowds with the introduction of the 'Disco Drone,' a consumer-targeted device that rivals ones used by professionals. Typically, fixed-wing drones are utilized by environmental agencies and surveillance companies, but the Disco Drone has adapted this concept, abandoning typical quadcopter designs.

To take flight, simply toss the drone in the air, and watch as it weaves like a high-powered airplane. The Disco Drone can fly for 45 minutes, reaching speeds of 80km per hour, which is rather swift for a commercial device. Additionally, it features a 14 megapixel camera with 3-axis stabilization. Impressively, when in the air, the Disco can stream back images to a set of virtual reality glasses, creating an immersive, real-time experience for users. The intuitive device also boasts an auto return-home function and automatic landing capabilities.