Are you a fan of drones? If you are and you’re more of a hobbyist rather than a professional who uses the drones for work-related matters, you might be interested to learn that Parrot has recently unveiled an entire new series of minidrones. These drones will target users who want to use them in the air, land, or sea, so depending on your preference, there is something for everyone.
Starting with the Airborne models, these are drones that can take to the skies. It will come in two variants – Cargo and Night. Each weighs a mere 58 grams and can be controlled via Parrot’s FreeFlight 3 mobile app after pairing it with the drone via Bluetooth. They also come with built-in cameras, albeit VGA quality, allowing you to snap photos as it flies. The difference in the models is that as their names imply, the Cargo version can carry a tiny payload while the Night model has built-in LEDs that can be used to fly around at night.
Next up is the Hydrofoil drone which is a hybrid of sorts which combines a boat and the Airborne drone together (the Airborne is removable). When placed on the boat and at a press of a button, the Airborne will be lifted up vertically and use its propellers to help move the boat around. If you’re done with it, you can remove the Airborne drone and use it to fly around instead, kind of giving users the best of both worlds.
Last but not least, Parrot has also unveiled new Jumping Drones. As its name implies, these are drones that can jump around up to 32-inches in height or length. Given that they come attached with some pretty big wheels, these drones should have no problems navigating through rough terrain. They also come with a built-in speaker and microphone.
Unfortunately Parrot did not mention when these drones would be making their way stateside as the announcement was on their French website. However the company is planning to launch it in the UK come 2nd of July, so perhaps additional details about its US launch will be revealed then.