Remote controlled toys have been around for years, but it’s time to give them a bit of an upgrade. Fortunately, Parrot’s new MiniDrones do exactly that.
Known for their wildly popular AR Drone, Parrot has decided to make some more affordable and playful machines, and that comes in the form of their two new MiniDrones. Rolling Spider is a mini version of the original AR Drone: a diminutive yet powerful flying machine, with wheels that allow it to climb ceilings and walls. Meanwhile the Jumping Sumo can rapidly roll about on the floor – an integrated lever allows it to jump and perform tricks. Both drones have on board cameras, and are controlled via your smartphone or tablet.
Check out the video above for a closer look at both drones – they’re available now for $99 and $150 respectively. At that price, they could make for an astonishingly good gift. We know that we would have loved these as a kid. Expect to see these filling many-a-stocking come Christmas.