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Parrot’s Disco drone is coming next month for $1,299

Parrot’s Disco drone is coming next month for $1,299

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Parrot showed us its fixed-wing Disco drone at CES this year, and now the company is saying it plans to release it next month. All a user has to do to fly the Disco is toss it in the air. It’s equipped with an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, barometer, Pitot, GPS, and a 14-megapixel wide-angle lens with digital stabilization, of course. The camera's the same one that’s in the Bebop 2. The Disco relies on a new system called the Control Hub & Universal Computer Kit, which basically controls the drone until a pilot can take over. It’ll still work in the background once the pilot is using a controller.

The Disco can reach up to 50 miles per hour and can stay afloat for up to 45 minutes. It also pairs with users’ iPhones or Android devices. The phones go inside Parrot’s Cockpitglasses, which display video from the Disco's camera along with superimposed flight metrics. The drone, the glasses, and the controller will retail for $1,299.