Parrot may have taken a backseat in the past few years after the emergence of Chinese firm DJI. But the French firm remains well-known among and well-loved by many drone enthusiasts, especially those who are familiar with the solid reputation of the firm.
Parrot is known for its high quality, well-designed and user-friendly products. The following are some of the best drones to have come out of Parrot’s laboratory:
- Parrot Mambo
Affordable, easy to fly, and capable of transporting small objects, the Parrot Mambo is a drone that’s simply fun to play with.
The Parrot Mambo drone is so easy to pilot that you don’t even need prior RC experience to fly it. Simply press one button and the drone will take off and hover. Press the button again and the drone will land.
It also comes with two accessories that make it more fun to play with. The Cannon accessory lets you fire small balls at moving objects while the Grabber claw accessory enables it to move or transport objects through the air.
- Parrot Bebop 2
A common misconception about Parrot drones is that these UAVs are mere toys designed for the young and young-at-heart. But the Parrot Bebop 2 shows that the French firm is also very much capable of producing drones for aerial photography and videography.
The Bebop 2 features a 14 megapixel camera and can capture high definition, 1080 pixel video. It also comes with a three-axis image stabilization plus fish eye lens, so you can expect very good quality photos and videos from it. Other impressive features of the Parrot Bebop are conveniently placed smartphone controls, long Wi-Fi range, GPS-enabled autopilot and VR headset with dedicated controller.
- Parrot Airborne Night
Measuring just 7.3 x 7.1 x 1.6 inches and weighing a mere two ounces, the Parrot Airborne Night is a lightweight and agile drone that can be flown indoors and outdoors. It is also very sturdy despite its size, so you won’t have to worry in case it drops to the floor after attempting a stunt move. It’s a great drone for starters and those who want to improve their flying skills.
Another thing you will appreciate with this drone is that it can be controlled with a smartphone app. The Airborne Night also comes with a VGA camera which is a nice bonus although it won’t really impress you with its resolution. Still, this is one of the best cheap drones you can get today.
- Parrot Disco
The most advanced drone from Parrot to date, the Disco is best suited for advanced pilots. It features a battery capable of flying it for up to 45 minutes and a wireless range of 1.2 miles. The Parrot Disco is also equipped with a full HD camera. It can live stream videos in astonishing 720p resolution.
Parrot may have been overtaken by DJI as the market leader in the consumer drone industry yet it remains a very good brand or manufacturer of drones.