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Parrot AR.Drone gets grounded in new teardown

Parrot AR.Drone gets grounded in new teardown

If you're a Parrot AR.Drone owner, the view below is probably something you're only likely to see after a particularly impressive - if overly organized - crash. The quadricopter is designed to make component replacement straightforward, but iFixit went one step further and stripped it down completely in their latest teardown.

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Parrot Releases MINIKIT Smart Smartphone Docking Bay for your Vehicle

Parrot Releases MINIKIT Smart Smartphone Docking Bay for your Vehicle

Lookin quite snappy, Parrot! Today Parrot sent out a press release all about their brand new Parrot MINIKIT Smart, a docking bay that connects to your car and holds your phone, giving you full range of motion for driving (exactly what you SHOULD have) while you continue to work with calls, maps, and other such stuff. The Parrot MINIKIT Smart works with Bluetooth and all your smartphones, (just so long as they're 56mm to 70mm in width).

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The Daily Slash: October 29 2010

The Daily Slash: October 29 2010

Today we've got the unboxing and hands-on of a T-Mobile G2 and an HTC Desire Z. We've got reviews of a whole slew of items, such as the HTC HD7, some Parrot Zikmu speakers, and a pair of JH Audio JH16 Pro earbuds. There's a big fat reminder of the costume contest for the LG Optimus T (YOU COULD WIN IT). We have a conversation with Barnes & Noble, learn of a lovely couple of pumpkin carvings, and get listed in the featured section of the ever-so-nicely-designed Pulse App for all your favorite devices. Get into it! Today, on The Daily Slash.

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Parrot Zikmu speakers review

Parrot Zikmu speakers review

If you want to stand out in the overcrowded iPhone/iPod speaker market you can promise high quality, tempt with distinctive design, throw in features or simply slash the price right down. Parrot's Zikmu iPod speakers certainly don't fall into that last category, at $1,600 a pair, but the French company claims the eye-catching Phillipe Starck designed totems slot neatly into the others. Are these "Lime Sorbet" monsters really the best speakers to pair with your PMP? Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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Parrot FC6100 module uses Bluetooth and Android to offer web and more in cars

Parrot FC6100 module uses Bluetooth and Android to offer web and more in cars

Parrot is probably best known to most of us for the cool AR.Drone and all the different Bluetooth gear the company has been peddling for years. Parrot is into OEM offerings like Bluetooth hands free systems for cars and trucks as well. Some details of a new product using Android have surfaced in a Frost & Sullivan interview with Parrot's Global OEM Director Eric Riyahi.

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Parrot AR.Drone Available for Preorder Now, Ships September 3rd for $299

Parrot AR.Drone Available for Preorder Now, Ships September 3rd for $299

Parrot's AR.Drone is one of the greatest pieces of gadgetry and tech we've played with in awhile, and that goes beyond our love for flying objects that we can control. The quadricopter, which we managed to get some hands-on time with back at the end of June, is keeping right on track with its time frame, and it's available for preorder right now.

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Parrot’s Philippe Starck Zikmu ‘in Color’ wireless speakers go on sale

Parrot’s Philippe Starck Zikmu ‘in Color’ wireless speakers go on sale

Parrot has updated its distinctive Zikmu speaker range with a new selection of colors together with an improved software client that boosts remote iPod functionality.  As well as the original black versions, Parrot will offer white, grey and lime-green/yellow models; each uses the same NXT flat-panel speaker system for 360-degree audio.

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The Daily Slash: June 23rd 2010

The Daily Slash: June 23rd 2010

Wednesday's seem to have a mind of their own. Seriously, they can just feel like they go on forever. That hump at the middle of the week can either be a great motivator, or something that just drags you down. Thankfully, considering the announcements and other pieces of news, today was definitely a good day. Welcome to The Daily Slash. Tonight, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got an expected release date for Froyo, we go hands-on with the Parrot AR.Drone, and US Cellular is getting a BlackBerry. And then in the Dredge 'Net, Xbox 360 won't play Zune music in the background, the Nintendo 3DS can do 3D video chat, we've got a huge yacht.

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Parrot AR.Drone hands-on [Video]

Parrot AR.Drone hands-on [Video]

Now with a solid release date and price, Parrot's AR.Drone is looking all the more exciting. A four-rotor indoor and outdoor flying machine, complete with dual-cameras and an iOS control app, the AR.Drone certainly ticks most of the geek checkboxes. We stopped by the London launch to try our hand at piloting the quadricopter, and to see whether - unlike some other recent R/C helicopters - it really is as idiot-proof as Parrot claim. Check out our video demos and more after the cut.

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The Daily Slash: June 15th 2010

The Daily Slash: June 15th 2010

It's a late Tuesday night, and you're probably trying to find something to do. Well, good thing we've got you covered here at SlashGear, because we're up late with you, bringing you the tail-end of a busy, busy day. Hopefully you're caught up on all your E3 news, because we promise there's only one bit of news here related to that. So, then you'll be caught up. First, in the Best of R3 Media, we've got instructions for you to root your myTouch Slide, we've got a Drone that you can buy later this year, and then Sony Ericsson adds Skype to some phones. In the Dredge 'Net, Move your way to pre-order status, US Apple Stores are (finally) sold out of iPhone 4s, and Verizon's on track with their LTE deployment.

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Parrot AR.Drone official: $299 from September

Parrot AR.Drone official: $299 from September

Parrot's AR.Drone was the surprise hit of CES 2010, and it seemed that even the French company themselves were overwhelmed by interest in the iPhone-controlled quadricopter.  Since then they've been stringing us along with the promise of a full launch at E3 2010, and that moment has finally come. The Parrot AR.Drone will hit the US in September 2010, priced at $299.

Video demos after the cut

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Parrot AR.Drone officially launching at E3 2010

Parrot AR.Drone officially launching at E3 2010

Parrot kept telling us that their AR.Drone was set to launch in 2010, and after a while you start to wonder whether the iPhone-controlled quadricopter really is destined for shipping or was only ever likely to be (very cool) vaporware.  Now the French company promises to reveal all - including pricing and release dates - at E3 2010 on June 15th.

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