Last year Parrot launched the Bebop Drone, a low-cost solution which basically contained a 180 degree view 14 megapixel camera kitted with four three-blade propellers. The first generation Bebop drone could only fly for 12 minutes on a single charge, which was impressive keeping in mind the fact that it weighed 400g, but the new one is even better. Parrot today launched the Bebop 2 drone that doubles flying time while improving performance.

The Bebop 2 drone maintains its compact, stable, robust and lightweight build, this one weighs just 500g, while being kitted with the latest generation of sensors and provide impressive stability and maneuverability in all kinds of conditions.

Parrot promises flying time of 25 minutes on a single charge, that’s double than what its predecessor was capable of, the drone can easily be piloted over Wi-Fi using the app on a smartphone or tablet. Bebop 2 drone is compatible with the Skycontroller Black Edition which is an optional RC-like controller that extends flight range up to 2 kilometers.

There’s an ultrasound sensor onboard which analyzes flight altitude up to 16 feet, the pressure sensor can measure air pressure and analyze altitude beyond 16 feet, while the accelerometer and 3-axis gyroscope ensure that the drone remains stable during flight. It also comes equipped with an embedded fish-eye HD camera that’s stabilized on a 3-axis framework and is capable of capturing videos in full HD with impressive brightness and stable flow.

Parrot Bebop 2 drone will be available for purchase starting December 14th for $549.99.

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