Parrot AR

Parrot AR.drone

Does your dad have an iPhone? Is he always looking for cool apps?

How about one that comes with its own helicopter? The Parrot AR.drone is a futuristic flying contraption with four enclosed propellers and even two onboard cameras that's easy for even the most fumble-fingered guy to operate. It's got great battery life and the controls are intuitive.

Using a free iPhone app, Dad can fly the helicopter almost silently around a fairly wide range, watching what the cameras see on the iPhone screen. Whether dad just wants to play around, go bird-spotting or hunt for wildlife or see what that woman next door wears when she's by the pool, this is the perfect gift.

OK, maybe that last one might get him arrested.

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