If, like us, you're terrible at gardening, then you'll like the sound of this: a plant pot that monitors the health of your shrub, automatically waters it when it needs some sustenance, and tells you when you need to move it into and out of the sun. This is everything that the new Parrot Pot does, and it'll even tell you exactly how your plant is surviving over Bluetooth.
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When Apple stopped including disk drives on its desktop computers, the world barely batted an eye. When DVD-ROMs were removed from the MacBook, few cared. But the loss of the headphone jack on the iPhone 7 is a clear indicator that the apocalypse is upon us. But don't freak out just yet, we're going to help you deal.
When you're buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo's Lunch Time Deals posts point out any particularly good bargains for Aussie bargain hunters around the 'net.
Today, it's "Flying Season" with Parrot offering a $40 to $100 cash back on a selected range of drones.
Parrot's Zik 2.0 headphones were the headphones to buy last year if you wanted the holy trinity of active noise cancelling, Bluetooth and a rechargeable internal battery. Now there's a new version in the Zik 3, which will be out in Australia from the end of this month, adding a few nifty new features like wireless charging.
Video: Parrot's new fixed-wing Disco drone is one of the most fun little gadgets to have come out of this year's Consumer Electronics Show, and even ended up being my favourite product of CES 2016. Now Parrot's giving us a bit more of a look at how it flies — and the kind of quality you can expect from that little camera on its nose.
Parrot just revealed the third generation Zik headphones. The Zik 3.0 will look very familiar if you've ever seen the Zik 2.0, since the design remains largely unchanged, it's just available in some gaudy new styles. But a couple of tiny tweaks like wireless charging and USB audio make them even more futuristic.
Parrot's RNB6 promised an in-dash system that would work with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It promised a Utopia of car tech that would make any smartphone compatible with basically any car. And it still promises all those things, but only if you buy a new vehicle.
In the grand ranking of remote-controlled vehicles, the only thing better than a remote controlled plane is a remote-controlled boat. At least, that's what I used to think. After playing with Parrot's new generation of Minidrones, I realise that a remote controlled hydrofoil is the true champion of RC anything.
You've graduated from your cheap beginner drone, and you want to try something new. Something that can shoot beautiful video from the sky — but doesn't cost $1,000+ like a camera-equipped DJI Phantom. You spot the $US500 Parrot Bebop Drone, and pull the trigger. It's kind of fun, you think, between strings of obscenities.
How do you make a pair of headphones smart? Well, you give them their own app and Bluetooth, with the ability to adjust the intensity of noise cancelling, alter an onboard equaliser to tailor bass and treble to any song you might desire, or to download an artist setting to best suit their discography. Oh, and you make them sound excellent.
And that's exactly what has happened here. Parrot has tweaked, redesigned and redefined the already good original Zik into a very good pair of headphones.
Android Auto is the future of mainstream in-car entertainment, and its coming of age is this year's Consumer Electronics Show. I can't wait to get it in my own car.
While Apple CarPlay and Android Auto promise to make your car's in-dash system infinitely more bearable in the not so distant future, you're still stuck in the unfortunate position of having to choose between one or the other. Not so Parrot's whimsically named RNB6, which lets you go both ways. Oh, and it has a dash cam built right in.
Parrot's Zik 2.0 headphones are an impressive set of headgear, and with the Zik Sport, Parrot has done everything in its power to cram all of their power into a a small package. They're down to 70 grams from 270 grams, plus now they're swearproof and ergonomically designed for your run. That in itself is rad, but Parrot has also loaded the headphones with a a battery of biometric tracking features targeted directly at the athlete.
Earlier this year, we got a peek at Parrot's svelte new Bebop drone. And earlier today, I got to fly it. I crashed it immediately — you probably will too — but that's totally fine. It will survive, and flying it is still a blast.
Parrot's original Philippe Stark-designed Zik headphones were an impressive exercise in design meeting high technology — powerful noise cancelling and all-out wireless sound quality wrapped in plush full-grain leather. They were a little bulky, though — and that's just one of the aspects that the new Zik 2.0 wants to improve upon.