Parrot AR.Drone, the iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad-controlled quadricopter that really needs no introduction, is now available… for pre-order!  Now you can get on the list to become one of the very first to fly this highly coveted remote controlled beast with only the click of a mouse button.

Fans of the über cool tech toy can pre-order today by heading to Brookstone’s online store with credit card in-hand and purchase it for $299.  A $10 flat rate fee for shipping will be tacked on as well since the box is so darn big.  The AR.Drone will begin shipping to customers on September 3rd.

“The Parrot AR.Drone offers an entirely new flight and gaming experience,” said Brookstone CEO Ron Boire. “It’s the first flying vehicle you can control with your iPod, iPhone or iPad. Brookstone is proud to be the first store in the U.S. where customers can purchase the AR.Drone. We’re going to make a lot of pilots very happy throughout the fall and holiday season.”

The AR.Drone will be available exclusively in Brookstone brick and mortar stores as well through October 31st in order to allow customers to experience it in-person.

What will you get for $299?  The contents of the box is as follows:

  • AR.Drone with internal hull (choice of three color combinations)
  • 1 external hull
  • 1 battery
  • 1 battery charger and 4-pin mains adapter
  • 1 set of stickers
  • 1 quick start guide

Of course, to fly the AR.Drone you will need to have an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad, and then download the free Free Flight app, which is already available in the App Store.

So smash open those piggy banks, start counting your pennies, and head to Brookstone.com to get your very own Parrot AR.Drone quadricopter.  If you would like to learn more about this unique device, or if you would like to see us pilot it, follow this link.