eBook enthusiasts love some good quadricopter action as much as anyone, and now those with a Nook Tablet can get in on flying the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 that launched this May. Today Barnes & Noble announced that the AR.FreeFlight 2.0 app is available for a free download in its Nook Store. The program lets owners of the RC copter control the device over WiFi. Users can capture photos and videos with the Drone 2.0's embedded cameras and share them via the app or YouTube and Picassa, and double-tapping the button of the right side of the Nook makes the Drone 2.0 perform flips. The $299 AR.Drone 2.0 is available through B&N's site -- get more info in the PR below.
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Lands on Barnes & Noble's Award-Winning NOOK Tablet™
New AR.FreeFlight 2.0 App Enables NOOK Tablet Owners to Control Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 Flying Quadricopter with Their NOOK®
Top features on the app include video and photo recording and sharing in HD, incredible flip capabilities and much more...
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE: BKS), the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, today announced the addition of the Parrot AR.FreeFlight 2.0 app to the NOOK Store™ (www.nook.com/arfreeflight), allowing NOOK Tablet customers to fly the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 quadricopter with their NOOK over Wi-Fi. AR.Drone 2.0 is the new generation of Parrot's renowned high-tech flying quadricopter, and the newly-launched AR.FreeFlight 2.0 app gives NOOK Tablet users the ability to launch, fly and land the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 while watching or recording high-definition video. The app is available for free at NOOK.com or directly on NOOK Tablet.
Through the AR.FreeFlight 2.0 app on NOOK Tablet, pilots can watch live on the NOOK Tablet's advanced VividView™ touchscreen what the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is seeing and also record high-definition video and pictures from embedded cameras on the quadricopter, offering high-definition views from the sky. Pictures and videos can be easily shared with friends and the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 community by uploading them straight from the app to YouTube or Picassa.
The AR.FreeFlight 2.0 app controls the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 over Wi-Fi, and offers users several advanced tools to fly the quadricopter using a NOOK Tablet. Thanks to all MEMS (microelectromechanical systems) embedded in the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0, pilots will enjoy flights with amazing stability, making take-off and landing a breeze.
The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 piloting app is specially designed to make even the most inexperienced quadricopter pilot look like a pro, with the ability to flip the AR.Drone 2.0 in mid-flight using a simple control. Users just double tap on a button placed on the right side of the NOOK Tablet screen and the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 will perform flips – turning new flyers into stunt pilots.
Parrot AR.Drone 2.0, which runs on a rechargeable lithium-polymer battery (included), is available for purchase at select Barnes & Noble stores, and online at BN.com, for just $299.
NOOK Tablet offers access to the world's largest digital library, popular movies, TV shows, music and more, plus a collection of high-quality apps, fast Web browsing, e-mail and smooth streaming video, and is available in Barnes & Noble stores and online at NOOK.com, starting at $199.
With all NOOK products, Barnes & Noble offers always free in-store NOOK support for customers to set up and learn how to use their new device face-to-face with friendly neighborhood NOOKsellers™.
- Key specs
- Form factor Tablet
- Operating system Android (Gingerbread [2.3])
- Screen size 7 inches
- Storage type Internal storage (8 GB, Flash), Memory card
- Maximum battery life Up to 11.5 hours
- Dimensions 8.1 x 5 x 0.48 in
- Weight 14.1 oz