Parrot Jumping Sumo And Rolling Spider Review: Mini Bots Best For Drone Newcomers

TechCrunch

Parrot is trying to expand the reach of its consumer drone products with two new gadgets now available to buy, the Jumping Sumo and the Rolling Spider. The names are slightly silly, just like the products themselves, which give you a taste of the full drone experience at a fraction of the price, and which are probably best for kids new to the world of smartphone-controlled robots and people who think the AR Drone looks cool but aren’t willing to spend wads of cash to find out.

Design

The new Parrot drones feature designs tailored to their unique purposes – the Jumping Sumo is squat, heavier and features a long ‘tail’ type appendage to facilitate its trademark leaping ability. The Rolling Spider is a quadcopter, like its older sibling the AR Drone, but it’s a fraction of the size, and the spare design lives room for only a small…

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