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Parrot Rolling Spider MiniDrone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 321 reviews of Parrot Rolling Spider MiniDrone. The average rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviews about the portability and durability are overall positive. The reliability and price are also appreciated. Many are critical about the image quality and battery.

usability, price, reliability, durability, portability

battery, image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Parrot Rolling Spider MiniDrone is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Parrot Rolling Spider MiniDrone

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Parrot Rolling Spider MiniDrone from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. People really like the price. The durability also gets good comments, but some have doubts about the portability.

durability, price

portability

79% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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2018-09

Expert review by : Michael Sawh (trustedreviews.com)

Parrot MiniDrone

 

Hands-on at CES 2014: The pint-sized quadrocopter that can also climb up walls

Despite the lack of a 720p HD video camera to stream the action and the shorter flying time, the MiniDrone is still a lot of fun and is surprisingly easy to control. Bouncing it off walls doesn’t have the same impact on keeping the quadrocopter steady...

2014-01

Expert review by : Liana Bandziulis (wired.com)

Review: Parrot Rolling Spider

 

The drone-maker's latest $100 quadcopter is a great way for pilots -- especially the youngest ones -- to discover the joys of flying. It's also...

The best baby copter we’ve seen yet. Easy connection to a phone. Smart stabilization features. Sturdy body with big “training wheels

Slow battery recharge. No spare parts in the box; problematic considering the fragility of the wheel axle. Takes some patience to get its full potential. Low-res built-in camera faces downwards

2014-10

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider (review): Inexpensive drone fun for novice flyers

 

The affordable and fun Rolling Spider quadcopter is also the easiest to pick up and fly (or drive).

The Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider is an easy-to-pilot mini-quadcopter you control with your smartphone or tablet. Thanks to its many sensors flight is very stable -- indoors or outside -- and its attachable wheels protect its propellers and add some...

Flight time maxes out at 8 minutes, with a 90-minute recharge time. Only one battery is included, and there are no extra propellers or an external charger in the box. Its vertical camera only captures VGA-resolution photos. Requires a smartphone or...

If you can live with its short flight times, the affordable, smartphone-controlled Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider is a great quadcopter for beginners and hobbyists.

2014-08

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com.au)

Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider (review): Inexpensive drone fun for novice flyers

 

It would be easy enough to dismiss Parrot's MiniDrone Rolling Spider as just another mini-quadcopter. And at $100 (AU$140, £90) it would be a pricey one, too, considering you can get a basic mini-quadcopter for less than $30.

The Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider is an easy-to-pilot mini-quadcopter you control with your smartphone or tablet. Thanks to its many sensors flight is very stable -- indoors or outside -- and its attachable wheels protect its propellers and add some...

Flight time maxes out at 8 minutes, with a 90-minute recharge time. Only one battery is included, and there are no extra propellers or an external charger in the box. Its vertical camera only captures VGA-resolution photos. Requires a smartphone or...

If you can live with its short flight times, the affordable, smartphone-controlled Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider is a great quadcopter for beginners and hobbyists.

2014-08

Expert review by : Stephen Fenech (techguide.com.au)

Parrot Mini Drone review - take control for the sheer enjoyment of flying

 

Drones come in all shapes and sizes but for those who don't want a larger more expensive model, Parrot has a cool range of mini drones that are fun to fly and can be controlled with your mobile device. For our review we took the Parrot Airborne Cargo...

Parrot’s Airborne Cargo Mini Drone is aimed at those customers who don’t want to spend a small fortune on a photography drone but rather on a product that gives them the sheer enjoyment of flying it. That product is the Parrot Mini Drone. There are...

2015-11

Expert review by : mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

A Rolling Spider : Parrot MiniDrones Rolling Spider

 

The MiniDrones are coming. Leading the aerial force is the subject of this next review.

Like many others, I am not the biggest fan of spiders but in this case I am willing to make an exception. The arachnid in question is of the mechanical type and belongs to the Parrot family of MiniDrones which could well be invading our homes over the...

2014-12

Expert review by : Nick Lavars (gizmag.com)

Review: Parrot's Rolling Spider Minidrone

 

Small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, yet noisy enough to irritate everyone around you in eight-minute bursts, there's plenty of fun to be had with Parrot's new Rolling Spider Minidrone. Billed as an easy-to-use toy with a bag full of pre-set...

In line with Parrot's other consumer-oriented drones, assembling the Rolling Spider is a relatively simple process. Giant wheels clip onto either end of a wheel axle, which in turn clicks into place on top of the Rolling Spider's body. These wheels are...

2014-09

Expert review by : Lance Ulanoff (mashable.com)

Parrot’s New MiniDrones Are an Entertaining, But Mixed Bag [REVIEW]

 

Parrot's new Rolling Spider and Jumping Sumo are smart, fun, easy-to use drones, but they could really use better battery life.

Easy to set up ; Great software ; Fun to fly and drive

Battery life is too short ; Jumping Sumo’s video storage solution is problematic

These MiniDrones are mostly worth the price of admission and will, if you can stand the battery-life frustration, provide a lot of fun and entertainment.

2014-08

Expert review by : mfereday (gadgetspeak.com)

The MiniDrones Are Coming : Parrot MiniDrones Rolling Spider Jumping Sumo

 

They are small, they are fast and they perform tricks. Welcome to the MiniDrones.

Parrot, the developer of technologically advanced consumer products for smartphones and tablet, opted for one of London’s high-rise locations to announce that we are about to be invaded by a new generation of connected trays. This initial onslaught...

2014-07

Consumer review (cnet.com)

Fun product

 

This is a very fun product, nicely varied due to the detachable wheels. I think they make it a little more tricky to fly, for example taking off from the ground takes a little longer, but they add an extra dimension. Fly time is about 8-10 minutes,...

Fun, good for beginners

Limited flight time

2016-02