Parrot Releases New Drones With FPV Capabilities
French consumer drone manufacturers Parrot released two new drone packs over the course of the past week, incorporating new add-ons with their previously released models:
Parrot Mambo FPV
The company has announced that they will now be selling the "compact, ultra-light, agile and easy to pilot" Mambo quadcopter racing drone together with their new "Parrot Cockpitglasses 2" first-person view goggles. The bundle, which will be sold as the Parrot Mambo FPV, will include an attachable HD camera with 120-degree FOV that will the company promises will make flying the drone an "immersive first-person view flight" in which "surroundings pass before your eyes as you enjoy every second." The added enjoyment will come at a small cost to battery life however, which will be reduced to 8 minutes from the regular 10.
Parrot Bebop Power
This revamped edition of the Bebop 2 drone features longer flight times in addition to also coming with the FPV headset. Including two batteries, the drone has up to an hour of flight time, which will likely interest those taking the drone outside for longer sessions. With this in mind, Parrot have also given the device smart photography capabilities to allow the user to "capture professional shots, easy [sic] and intuitively." We reviewed the Bebop 2 Drone and VR pack about a month ago, and one of the few gripes we had with the product was its battery life. This seems like a good solution to the issue, providing longer battery life for those who need it while not having to make tradeoffs with the drone's weight.
Overall, this modular approach shows Parrot's intent to diversify their product offering while also retaining a familiar base of solutions - a strategy that may allow their products to stand out compared to the heavyweights of the drone market.