The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 made quite a landing when it arrived last year. We praised Parrot for ironing out control kinks and upgrading the first AR.Drone's VGA camera to an acceptable 720p one. Needless to say, we declared the $300 AR.Drone 2.0 the drone to buy.
There was just one niggling annoyance we had with the AR.Drone 2.0: flying time. The AR.Drone 2.0 can take to the skies for only around 10 minutes with its included 1,000mAh battery before it's forced to land. That's not a whole lot of play time.
In June, Parrot started selling $70 batteries with 1,500mAh that pushed the AR.Drone 2.0 to 18 minutes, but even so, a lot of drone owners weren't too impressed with the 18 minutes of flight time.