Miniature, Low-Cost Drones Will Soon Hit the Market

Tuesday, 17 Jun 2014 04:14 PM

By Lisa Degnen

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A company that creates drones is releasing two mini models this August, one priced at under $100.

CNN Money reports that Parrot will be releasing the Jumping Sumo and the Rolling Spider by the end of summer.

An app on Apple and Google Android devices will control the Jumping Sumo, which can throw itself 2½ feet in the air without a propeller and can be controlled for about 160 feet through a Wi-Fi connection.

CNN describes the Rolling Spider a "Bluetooth-controlled miniature quadcopter that works with iOS and Android devices." It will also have a set of wheels that can be attached so the device can scale walls and is Microsoft and Windows compatible.

According to the report, younger people are the target sales group unlike the company's AR drones. Those cost about $300. The Jumping Sumo costs $159, and the Rolling Spider is $99.

"It really introduces the technology to 14-plus, but we'll see kids of all ages wanting to play with these devices," Parrot Vice President Peter George told CNN.

Mashable.com says the tiny drones are big fun.

"Drone flying may still be controversial (for reasons of privacy and safety) — but the inescapable truth is that it is also a lot of fun," Mashable's Lance Ulanoff says. "There are few things quite like remotely controlling a flying device via your iPhone. Make the drone only a little bit bigger than your hand, and the fun actually doubles."

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