Parrot Bebop Drone
What is it? Parrot’s smartphone-compatible flying machines get more capable with every new release. The Bebop Drone boasts a 14 megapixel fisheye-lens front-facing camera that records video in full HD (1920x1080 pixels) and streams a live feed to the phone or tablet you’re using as a controller. It uses Wi-Fi 802.11ac on the 2.4GHz and 5GHz frequencies for a claimed Wi-Fi range of up to 2km using its dedicated controller. When’s it due? Comes in to land late in 2014. Why are we excited? Where would our Gadgets section be without these crazy, iOS-controlled mobile cameras? Whether it’s a flying drone or a submarine, they’re great fun to use, and we can’t wait to get our hands on this one in the autumn.