Parrot’s Bebop 2 drone flies into Australian stores later this month, starts at AUD$899

The Bebop 2 packs a lot of technology into its small frame, with digital camera stabilisation, and automatic flight stabilisation via a new navigation system. Notably, the Bebop 2 achieves 25 minutes of flight time per charge, while the previous model was only able to last between 10 and 12 minutes. The Bebop 2 is bundled with a single removable battery.

While Parrot’s companion app is available for free, it has a AUD$30 optional in-app purchase for automated flight planning. Flight planning allows users to create waypoints for the drone to follow via its onboard GPS, and to set the speed at which it goes between them.

In terms of specifications, the Bebop 2 is able to reach speeds up to 60 km/h horizontally in 14 seconds and 21 km/h vertically, ascending to 100m in under 20 seconds. It can resist head winds up to 63 km/h.

The Parrot Bebop 2 has a retail price of AUD$899.99 on its own, or AUD$1299.99 packaged with the Parrot Skycontroller. Harvey Norman, JB Hi-Fi and Apple will range both the Bebop 2 and the Skycontroller.

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