Flying the Parrot AR Drone 2.0 around the Breakfast studio – Live On Air

There are worse places to be on the weekend than chatting on the sofa with the Saturday Breakfast presenters Nadine and Tamati.

This week I took a couple of tablets and a quadricopter on set.  What could possibly go wrong flying a $500 remote control aircraft around an enclosed television studio?

To see the review visit the TVNZ player here TVNZ Breakfast

The Drone starts flying just after 3:00 mins.

Leap Pad 2
The Leapfrog Leappad 2 is the number one most popular toy on the Toyworld Top10 Hot Toys List, so hot in fact the first shipment in late October sold out.  Designed for kids aged 3+, the LeapPad2 inspires children to create and explore digital content.
It features front-and-back cameras and video recorders, 4GB of memory, a faster processor and a library of 150+ game cartridges and downloadable apps (5 free apps included).
Your child’s imagination can be unlocked with eBooks, videos, music, creativity studios, games and more.

It’s important to point out that while apps and games can be downloaded from the internet and loaded onto the Leap Pad 2 from a computer, the device itself cannot go online.

Price: $179.99 from ToyWorld stores.

Parrot AR Drone 2.0
Fly, hover and flip to your heart’s content: The Parrot AR Drone 2.0 is the latest version of the remote control Quadricopter that allows you to fly and record in HD.
Using the intuitive Smartphone and tablet controls with the onboard Hi Def video cam, you’ll get to view the earth from high above and directly share your experience online with the world.

The drone features:
•    An onboard HD 720 video cam.
•    A robust structure to make sure your most daring stunts don’t damage the hardware.
•    Automatic stabilisation features.
•    Wifi direct access to your apple or android tablet or phone. Your movements control the AR Drone 2.0

Recommended Retail Price: $499.99
Available from Playtech, 0508 PLAYTECH, or

Meep Android Tablet
An innovative, interactive, Wi-Fi enabled, 7” tablet that features touch screen technology designed for kids age 6 and above, the MEEP! tablet features a durable design and an enhanced rubber silicon sleeve for added protection from bumps, scratches and falls!
When it comes to feeling secure about what your kids have access to, the Meep tablet offers unique Cloud based parental control, accessible from any PC, smartphone or tablet with a browser. COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) and KidSafe Certified, the Meep tablet lets you rest assured knowing you can carefully select content, control the way your kids access the Internet, know what they’re doing with the tablet (log files), approve all their friend requests and downloads, and set designated playtime.

Recommended Retail Price: $269.00
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Available from leading electronics retailers such as Noel Leeming.

All prices correct at time of publishing. Products subject to availability.