Pioneer has outed a pair of new in-car stereos, the MVH-8300BT and MVH-7300, which each prioritize external digital media sources like iPods and iPhones. Each has a 3-inch LCD TFT display and a 7-way rotary controller; the button backlighting and wallpaper can be customized to match your dashboard, too.
The Nokia N900 continues to show its appeal this week; after getting Android 2.3 Gingerbread on Wednesday, now the Maemo smartphone has become the next way to control Parrot's AR.Drone. As we found in our AR.Drone review, Parrot only offers iOS remote control apps officially, and has left the APIs open for developers to create Android and other apps themselves. That's just what Maemo chief engineer Kate Alhola has done with her N900.
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Parrot's AR.Drone isn't short on intelligence - as we discovered in our recent review - but it's also the ideal platform for quadricopter-based experiements. Tinkerer Psykokwak has figured out Urbi integration - an open-source robotics software platform - to give the AR.Drone object-tracking abilities (in this case it can identify and follow a red ball) as well as broader control options, including a Wiimote, a joystick or pretty much anything else that can hook up to your computer, in a mere 25 lines of code.
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Parrot's AR.Drone was the surprise hit of CES 2010, breaking the French company out of its Bluetooth prison and instead taking to the skies with an iPhone-controlled quadricopter. Reminiscent of something out of a William Gibson novel, the AR.Drone promises to best all R/C helicopters before it, with its combination of four-rotor stability and onboard autopilot intelligence. Check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.