Granted, you can menace your neighbors with just about any remote-controlled vehicle, but the AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter really is the total package when it comes to that department. Four rotors make for plenty of power and plenty of potential for chasing people around. The icing is the on-board camera, which can take pictures or record video at 720p and 30 frames per second. That video footage can be saved or streamed live online over a Wi-Fi connection.
All that connectivity means that, like many new remote control toys coming out now, your remote will actually be your mobile device – be that an iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch, or Android smartphones running 2.2 and up. The Quadricopter will be controlled via app, which also controls the camera and stores stats like altitude, speed, duration, and place. Unfortunately, your airborne assaults against your neighbors will have to be limited into 12 minute chunks, because that’s the given battery life in flight time for the Quadricopter.
The AR.Drone 2.0 Quadricopter is available now from Brookstone, and will be a menace to your wallet at about $300.