CES 2016: Parrot Announces 'Disco' Fixed-Wing Drone and 'Pot' Robotic Plant Holder

Parrot announced at CES 2016 today that its Bluetooth-enabled robotic plant pot will launch for $99 in the first quarter of 2016. The aptly-named "Parrot Pot" is equipped with sensors that help keep your plant alive by measuring soil moisture and temperature, fertilizer, room temperature and light intensity (via TechCrunch).

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Parrot Pot holds about half a gallon, or 2 liters, of water (Image: TechCrunch)

Parrot Pot, first unveiled as a prototype at CES 2015, holds just over a half gallon (2 liters) of water, which is about a week of water for the average plant. The intelligent pot records data about the plant and also has a water-saving mode that can help keep it alive for up to three or four weeks depending on the circumstances.


Parrot has a "Flower Power" app for iOS that enables users to select which house plant they have from a database of about 8,000 plants. The company will also upload data about the plant to its cloud-based servers every 15 minutes, so long as the pot is connected to a compatible smartphone.

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Parrot Disco is a fixed-wing drone with automatic takeoff (Image: The Verge)

TechCrunch has also provided a closer look at the company's latest drone, the 700-gram Parrot Disco, which can fly up to 45 minutes and reach speeds of just under 50 mph. The Wi-Fi-controlled drone resembles a fixed-wing model airplane and features a 1080p 14-megapixel camera, accelerometer, gyroscope, pitot tube and more.


Parrot said the Disco remains a prototype, but the company plans to launch the drone by the end of 2016. The drone's price was not disclosed.



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12 months ago
For that kind of money, you gotta really love that plant.
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12 months ago
When will I be able to purchase Pot online?
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12 months ago

When will I be able to purchase Pot online?

You win the MacRumors forums for today. LMAO!
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