Let’s talk Parrot


Parrot was founded in 1994 by Henri Seydoux who it may interest you to know is also one of the founders and directors of Christian Louboutin. Today, Parrot is the second-largest consumer drone company by revenue to China’s SZ DJI Technology and it traditionally offers the consumer cheaper models that can be up to half the price of its competitors. Let’s take a look at a few of Parrots latest models!

Bebop 2

The newly released Bebop 2 is the perfect starter drone. It is light weight, compact and is the first leisure drone in the 500g category with a 25 minute battery life giving you more time to capture the world around you.

The Bebop’s 14 mega pixel camera has user controlled 180 degree vision and utilises 3 axis stabilisation to ensure stable and clear aerial footage. It has the capacity to store up to 8GB of data and its new fish-eye lens provides higher clarity even in low light.

In terms of its structure the drone has a robust yet flexible body with no moveable parts increasing its durability.  It’s propellers have been designed with user safety in mind, locking immediately in the event of contact to avoid any serious injuries. It even has a rear flashing LED light at the back to ensure you can locate your drone more easily. Its compact size means that you can take your drone with you in your backpack, and its in built wifi means that there is no need to bring a remote as it can all be linked to your smartphone.

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 Parrot Disco

Introducing the newly announced Parrot Disco, the first “ready to fly” wing shaped drone that is expected to hit the market later this year.

According to Parrot it will be as easy as shaking the drone and throwing it in the air where it will spiral upwards and hover until you are ready to fly it.

The drone will have a 2700mAh battery giving it a flight time of over 45 minutes with automatic takeoff, landing and return home modes included.

The drones lightweight and robust design will be made even more appealing by the fact that the wings will be a detachable component making it simple to pack up and take with you wherever you go.

A new Autopilot mode will allow you to mimic the thrills of a seasoned pilot, with the computer controlling the drone you are free to play with the pitch. Even if you do loose control for a second the drones embedded ground sensors will ensure a safe landing.

We don’t know about you but we cannot wait to test out the Parrot Disco. Hopefully they do not make us wait too long!

 Parrot MiniDrone Jumping Sumo

Not the traditional drone by any means, the jumping sumo has a whole lot of personality. If you have ever dreamed of being a secret agent, the jumping sumo is your perfect device.

The drone is fitted with a wide angle camera that streams live onto the piloting screen and allows your to explore previously inaccessible areas.

It can leap up to 80cm high and has three control modes:

1. Jumper: jumps up to 80cm high, always landing on its wheels

2. Kicker: A built in spring allows it to push objects in it’s path

3. Auto-Balance: Balancing a fashion, acrobatic tricks are available via the free FreeFlight 3.

The Jumping Sumo can travel at speeds of up to 7kmh and perform u-turns in less than a second but there is no need to worry about its stability with its adjustable wheels that can open and secure the drone.

If you are looking for a drone that is easy to control and wont break the bank then a Parrot drone could be the perfect fit. In the words of Seydoux “We want to make something for the consumer that is as easy as possible.”



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