Par­rot MiniDrones

Mac Format - - GADGETS - £90 / £140 par­rot.com

What is it? Par­rot, cre­ator of the fan­tas­tic (and terrifying) AR Drone quadro­copter, has cre­ated some slightly more af­ford­able lit­tle re­mote­con­trol ve­hi­cles. The Rolling Spi­der is a small £90 quadro­copter that has large at­tach­able wheels, so it can roll along floors or walls as well as zip through the air. The £140 Jumping Sumo looks like the weaponised bot­tom half of a Seg­way and, bril­liantly, it jumps on com­mand. Both can be con­trolled from your iOS de­vice. When’s it due? Both are avail­able now. Why are we ex­cited? Be­cause we like ter­ror­is­ing peo­ple around the of­fice! And also be­cause Par­rot makes re­ally fun stuff that’s easy to con­trol. The Jumping Sumo looks es­pe­cially cool, zip­ping and cir­cling in­cred­i­bly fast on the floor, and then leap­ing up onto ta­bles and chairs – this isn’t some small bunny hop we’re talk­ing about.

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