French dronemaker Parrot has decided that it’s no longer going to compete in the toy drone market. The company has confirmed that it has stopped the production and development of any drone other than the Anafi and its variations. There are no Mamo or Swing drones in stock anymore but those who want one just might be able to pick one up through retailers.
Parrot has long been making toy drones, even before flagship products like the Bebop and Anafi were launched. However, it has faced intense competition in this market even though the consumer drone market is growing at a substantial rate.
The company confirmed to Wirecutter that it’s pulling out of the mini drone market. Retailers like Amazon have slowly been running out of stock while the Mamo and Swing will be retired by Parrot soon enough.
This won’t come as a surprise to many who have kept an eye on what the company has been doing for the past few years. It has shifted its focus from toy drones to commercial drone solutions. So it’s not trying to compete with DJI in the consumer drone market, rather, it wants to create products and solutions that will be more beneficial for governments and businesses, for example.