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Categories > App Enabled Products > Parrot > Parrot PF722000 Red BeBop Drone 14 MP Full HD 1080p Fisheye Camera Quadcopter

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 How high can you go?!
Pros: Have you ever had that feeling that a particular experience can’t be topped? Well I’ve had that feeling multiple times while piloting the Bebop with the skycontroller. All I can say is incredible.!

I’ve been a parrot pilot since 2012 and this company has never ceased to amaze me. The wealth of ideas that comes out of their lab is nothing short of amazing.
Cons: None
Other Thoughts: When it’s all said and done, Parrot really knows what they are doing when creating fun products. If anyone wants to fly the horizon without ever getting in a hang glider or if you just want to see how it feels to view the world from the sky or if you just want to zip a quad copter around the park, the Parrot Bebop Drone with Skycontroller is the tech for you. Now if you excuse me, I must be getting back to flying.
Reviewed By:Ninjasblade,3/29/2015 8:19:36 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > App Enabled Products > Parrot > Parrot PF725101 Blue BeBop Drone 14 MP Full HD 1080p Fisheye Camera SkyController Bundle

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Great Drone and Controller Combo with caveats
Pros: Great Design with overall, great build quality (see Cons). Easy and fun to fly. Incredible range and capabilities. A bargain. Great customer service.
Cons: There is an issue with the initial batch of motors.
Other Thoughts: Everyone has a superpower. I have two.

My first is that I'm able to determine spice combinations by taste. This was very true in my youth, but as I age, my ability to discern subtle differences in spices has diminished. Fortunately, I developed a second power: I get free drones. I've won five of them so far. The latest is a Parrot BeBop Drone and SkyController.

When I first received the package, I was blown away. the obvious quality is tremendous. Everything is seemingly well thought out. The controller is striking and rivals those I've seen in rigs costing thousands of dollars. My second thought was that I was overwhelmed and very intimidated. Where do I start?

I already had Free Flight 3 on my iPad and I thought to try the drone without using the SkyController. I'm sure it works, but, frankly, I was never able to get it to work. I lost connectivity a lot, and I never succeeded in taking her up without the SkyController.

I decided to take the plunge and just try the awesome looking controller. Let me say that I was wrong to be intimidated. The whole BeBop-SkyController-Tablet set up was a breeze. video tutorials walked me through everything. I could hardly stand it as I took the drone outside to try. I set it on the ground, calibrated the drone, then took her up. For 10 seconds I hovered like I knew what I was doing, then it started slewing to the left. at the 39 second mark, the drone all but flipped over and I landed (crashed) it into the ground. the iPad let me know in very unfriendly print that there was a problem. The engine had stalled. And there was nothing I could do. Oh bother.

I contacted Parrot and they sent me a label to return the drone for replacement. I figured that they would just send me a replacement motor, but they wanted the unit. I'm hoping that my misfortune will be used to prevent this sort of thing in the future. a day after my drone was listed as "in transit" to Parrot, I received a notification that a replacement was on its way back to me.

My replacement arrived, I charged it up, and I gave it a whirl. This time, it worked! So far, I have logged a half hour in the air without an issue. After the 8 minute flights of the mini-drones, having a very responsive, stable drone in the air for 30 minutes is exhilarating. The platform makes it look like I actually can competently fly a drone, which I cannot. Parrot has created a thing of beauty.

Even considering the "stalled motor", this drone is well worth the price. I am fortunate for my super power, so I did not have to purchase it myself. Had I paid full retail, I would have been very, very upset. Despite this, after seeing multi-thousand dollar drones, I can say that this one is a bargain, even if you have to live through the motor issue.

On the up side, I know that the BeBop can survive a thirty foot drop onto concrete without even a scuff. I hope that Parrot resolves the motor issue quickly and includes spare
Reviewed By:N/A,3/27/2015 10:02:18 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > App Enabled Products > Parrot > Parrot PF722000 Red BeBop Drone 14 MP Full HD 1080p Fisheye Camera Quadcopter

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Flying high and your in control
Pros: Have you had enough with in door helicopters, then this is for you.
Fisheye camera and 14mp resolution recording at 1080p video.
Cons: Only about 8-10 minutes flight time with one battery.
Other Thoughts: Nicely packed in the box, with two batteries and spare propellers plus special key to remove them, side protectors and a USB cable for PC connection.
Only problem is the UK mains plug that fits on the charger unit, when plugged in to a wall socket the charger is upside down meaning the charge light is underneath and difficult to see plus the battery can drop out of the charger as the retaining plastic lug is not strong enough to hold the battery firmly in place.
The Bebop itself is nice and compact with a lens cover on the front, the lens itself is a fisheye meaning it has a wide field of view and as such the lens is convex, so don't crash it in to the ground to hard and always put the cover back on when not in use.
Connecting the battery is easy using the little pull cord to pull the plug from its recess, the battery and the lens sit on a suspended carriage above the main frame of the drone, this help cut down any vibration through the body from the propellers, something the old AR drone suffered with.
Wi-Fi connection unfortunately has no security as of yet in software so the drone could be hacked buy someone else standing closer than you to the drone, especially if you are at one side of a field and they the other.
This little beast has a powerful processor on-board and as such needs cooling so there is a little fan inside attempting to do that unfortunately this is also a drain on the battery, I have seen others reporting it gets very hot and there is even a warring notice on the side cover, but flying mine for 6-7 minutes got warm but not too hot to handle.
That brings me to the next point flying time, this really all depends on your flight.
The higher you go the more power you use, I have flown at 50m and lasted the best part of 8 minutes, there is a spare battery and this is a good point with the new Bebop as my old AR 2 Drone only came with one so I had to buy more 4 in all as there did not seem much point in carrying the drone to a fantastic scenic point for ten minutes of flight.
I don't have the Sky-controller but will almost defiantly be buying one when they are available on their own, My IPad mini did a good job at about 200-250m but I would not trust it any more distance than that.
With a Sky-Controller you get 1.2 miles, yes the is 1.93 Km and the only way you are going to fly at that range is via the Video link because you will not see it in the sky, brining me to another point.
On a test flight I flew at about 3m high in a park to a distance of 100m and looked down at the IPad to see the video shot, looking back up again I could not see the drone from the bush line alongside the park, I had to change its altitude up and down to spot it, I know this would be more of a drain on the battery but a high intensity White flashing LED at the front and a Red LED and the back would make the drone easier to spot. This could easily be an add-on that will probably appear soon on E-Bay.
There is no USB socket for you to plug in a me
Reviewed By:Greg,3/21/2015 3:22:10 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.
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Categories > App Enabled Products > KWIKSET CORPORATION > Kwikset Kevo 99250-002 Satin Nickel Smart Lock with Bluetooth enabled deadbolt for iPhone 4S, 5, 5C & 5S, 6 and 6 Plus

Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4Rating + 4 Awesome Lock
Pros: The lock was easy to install. I did have to make the space for the plate a little bigger. That wasn't a big deal. Setup of the phone was very easy with great instructions. I also re-keyed the lock to match my current apartment key which took about 60 seconds to do. All in all a great product
Cons: Would like it to work on something other than iPhone. I have friends and family that use Droid devices and it would be nice to be able to send them electronic keys so that I don't have to purchase a FOB or make another key. Hopefully there will be an update that will allow Droid devices.
Other Thoughts: Other than being limited on what devices work with it, the lock is solid and works great. I feel much better about the security of my apartment now.
Reviewed By:Blade,2/19/2015 11:50:22 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > App Enabled Products > Orbotix > Sphero Robotic Ball - iOS and Android Controlled Gaming System

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 My son loves it
Pros: Great and durable.
Cons: none yet
Other Thoughts: this is a great toy for my kid who like his eletornics a lot
Reviewed By:noni,12/26/2014 4:10:16 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is Somewhat High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > App Enabled Products > Dream Cheeky > Dream Cheeky iLaunch Thunder Missile Launcher for iPods/iPhones/iPads

Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2Rating + 2 Darts Missing
Pros: Not tested
Cons: Missing Darts
Reviewed By:IZtech,11/26/2014 11:58:08 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product less than 1 day.
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Categories > App Enabled Products > KWIKSET CORPORATION > Kwikset Kevo 99250-001 Polished Brass Smart Lock with Bluetooth enabled deadbolt for iPhone 4S, 5, 5C & 5S, 6 and 6 Plus

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Awesome
Pros: Works as advertised, does its job. Very cool. Software updates have improved the performance. Thanks much Kevo. My kids used to lose keys all the time. They have yet to lose a phone. My littlest one uses a keyfob, which works great as she doesn't have to take it out of her backpack and so she doesn't lose it. Had this about a year and still on first battery for door mechanism, key fob still going strong. Because of my assumption that I could install this without reading the instructions, I had a little trouble doing the install. Had I read the instructions it would have been easy. My bad, but I wonder if others who had trouble read the instructions? Not much harder than putting in a regular door mechanism.
Cons: Its not as fast as the doors on Star Trek, but it is at least as fast as digging keys out of your pocket. And a whole lot easier. And a lot more fun. And it keeps getting faster with each update. A little loud, but considering it has to push a deadbolt in and out, I think it might be hard to make quieter. Not as loud as my microwave for instance. But I have not compared to other similar products.
Other Thoughts: No regrets. Quite the opposite. Would buy another and my brother-in-law who independently got one loves his too.
Reviewed By:Greg,10/27/2014 6:38:39 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product more than 1 year.
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Categories > App Enabled Products > KWIKSET CORPORATION > Kwikset Kevo 99250-002 Satin Nickel Smart Lock with Bluetooth enabled deadbolt for iPhone 4S, 5, 5C & 5S, 6 and 6 Plus

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 Great product
Pros: No more difficult than installation of a regular lock. Re-keying is a simple process with the built in smartkey. Fobs and smartphones are easy to get working.
Cons: The "triple touch to lock" function is not enabled by default. Granted you can lock yourself out (locks the door w/o authorizing via the bluetooth link or fob) but this is something that makes ownership of the lock much easier.
Other Thoughts: Take the time to calibrate each paired device and update the firmware. It takes just a few minutes and makes normal use of the lock a much better experience.
Reviewed By:jt82,10/7/2014 4:09:03 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 day to 1 week.
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Categories > App Enabled Products > BACTRACK > BACtrack Mobile High Precision Bluetooth Breathalyzer

Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5Rating + 5 small, simple and exactly what I needed
Pros: this little device is so small it fits in your pocket easily. extremly simple and easy to set up and use and has a lot of really neat features
Cons: cant say as there is anything i dont like
Reviewed By:rpb25,9/29/2014 5:35:41 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
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Categories > App Enabled Products > Dream Cheeky > Dream Cheeky iStrike Shuttle Bluetooth Helicopter for iPad, iPhone and iPod

Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1Rating + 1 This Product is a scam!
Pros: None, the app to control it is no longer available on the app store
Cons: The app to control it is no longer available on the app store. The product is useless.
Reviewed By:N/A,9/2/2014 8:04:57 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product less than 1 day.
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