Parrot MiniDrones Rolling Spider Robot

Parrot MiniDrones Rolling Spider Robot

$99.95

3.0 out of 5 stars

Based on 13 reviews

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  • Overview

    Fly and roll

    Turn any place into a playground with Parrot's MiniDrone Rolling Spider robot. Simply connect it to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch with Bluetooth Smart technology, then take control using the FreeFlight 3 app. You'll quickly have Rolling Spider weaving through the air and showing off its acrobatic moves.

    Amazing acrobatics

    With a click of your finger, Rolling Spider flips 360 degrees and with a simple swipe it can turn 90 degrees and 180 degrees. Take advantage of pre-programmed acrobatic moves in FreeFlight 3 to keep everyone entertained.

    The agile, ultra-compact drone

    Attach removable wheels to your Rolling Spider and get ready to roll it across the floor, up a wall, or across the ceiling. The sky's the limit.

    Take a photo

    Every 16 milliseconds the vertical camera takes pictures of a set point on the ground. It then compares each photo to the previous one in order to determine Rolling Spider's speed.

  • Highlights

    • Tactile, highly intuitive driving control thanks to Bluetooth Smart technology and the FreeFlight 3 app
    • First quadricopter to fly and roll on the ceiling
    • Indoors and outdoors, fly up to 11 mph or 18 km/h with one of the most stable quadricopters of this size
    • Flip it a full 360 degrees or use a simple swipe to turn 90 or 180 degrees
    • Easy piloting with the free FreeFlight 3 app; offers a control range of up to 65 feet/20 meters (also pilots MiniDrone Jumping Sumo)
    • An accelerometer and gyroscope inside the Rolling Spider measure and analyze its every movement
    • Automatic pilot mode corrects Rolling Spider's angle and position
    • Take photos with the embedded, vertical mini-camera
    • Available in three colors (white, blue, red) and comes with a set of 12 stickers for customizing
    • Removable Lithium-Polymer battery provides up to eight minutes of flying time (six minutes with wheels); also compatible with MiniDrone Jumping Sumo
    • Freefall take-off
  • Did you notice?

    FreeFlight 3 app offers exciting pre-programmed moves.
  • Apple Recommends For

    Amusing you and your friends with this acrobatic robot controlled by your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch.
  • What's in the Box?

    • Parrot MiniDrones Rolling Spider Robot
    • Two wheels and one axle
    • micro USB charging cable
    • Battery
    • Stickers
    • Quick start guide
  • Tech Specs

    • Power Source: Battery Power
    • Weight: 2.29 oz./65 g
  • Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    • Mfr. Part Number: PF723000
    • UPC or EAN No.: 3520410022456

    Warranty

    • Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.
    • Warranty: 12 months from the initial date of purchase (excluding consumables which are warranted during 6 months from the initial date of purchase) upon presentation of proof of purchase of the retailer (including the date and place of purchase, product serial #).

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (3.0 average)
Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
  • Up..up..and..away :0

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    I was so excited to get my Rolling Spider today. I opened the box, read the quick start guide and put it on the charger. That gave I was so excited to get my Rolling Spider today. I opened the box, read the quick start guide and put it on the charger. That gave me some time to install FreeFlight3, watch all four of the tips/tricks videos on YouTube and have a little dinner.

    After the prescribed hour and a half I unplugged it, fired up the app and drove it down the hallway, tapped “Take off” and success it was in the air. We don't have a lot of space so my next move was to take it outside.

    The first minute was awesome, flying around a few feet off the ground. The drone was very stable and responsive. I thought...let’s kick it up a notch and gain some altitude. I ascended a few more feet, flew around a bit more, still awesome.

    Then all of the sudden, it shot rapidly straight up in the air. It didn’t responding to any of my commands. It was 30-40 feet up when I started hitting the "Emergency" button and still nothing.

    We all watched as it “returned to the mother ship” (as my daughter put it) and disappeared into the clouds. I must admit I was (and still am) shocked, wondering what just happened? I realize I’d felt this feeling before when, as a child I accidently let go of my birthday balloon and watched in awe as it too disappeared into the sky.

    We continued to watch anxiously for 15-20 minutes just in case it came falling back to earth. We then searched the neighborhood to no avail.

    This certainly seems like a malfunction to me. I'm wondering if anyone else has had anything similar happen?

    • Written by from Ogden

    48 of 51 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Up..up..and..away :0
  • Up Up & Away forever :(

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm starting to see a pattern when you take this thing outside, same thing happened to me when I tried to fly 20 feet off the grou I'm starting to see a pattern when you take this thing outside, same thing happened to me when I tried to fly 20 feet off the ground. The drone took off like a rocket into the sky and nothing I tried mattered, hitting emergency button, landing button, nothing worked. The drone continued into the sky until it was no longer visible to the naked eye. It all happened so fast, I only had a chance to fly it 3 times since getting it the day before. I searched the neighborhood for couple hours to no avail, the drone went over 200 feet high and with a full battery could have flown a mile. Sad don't buy or at least don't take it outside, $100 dollars up in the sky somewhere.

    • Written by from Louisville

    29 of 30 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Up Up & Away forever :(
  • So much fun!

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very Responsive and easy to fly at first with advanced features it s advanced features should be rewarding

    • Written by from Ft. Lauderdale

    16 of 22 people found this useful

    Was this useful? So much fun!
  • Fun toy

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fun to play with. I hate the battery life

    • Written by
    Was this useful? Fun toy
  • Small, Fast, AWESOME.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Cool facial stickers, Amazing speed and agility, so small it fits in the palm of my hand. Overall this small little thing is - THE Cool facial stickers, Amazing speed and agility, so small it fits in the palm of my hand. Overall this small little thing is - THE BOMB

    • Written by from Oakville

    1 of 1 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Small, Fast, AWESOME.
  • Fun, but for this price I expected much better quality

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to control and fun to fly for the 8 minutes the battery gives you per charge. I have not taken it outside, and will not. Even Easy to control and fun to fly for the 8 minutes the battery gives you per charge. I have not taken it outside, and will not. Even inside, the parrot mini is very sensitive to drifts or changes in elevation. For instance, when it flies over the floor and all of a sudden over a table, it will react by increasing its altitude. When it flies over a vent that is blowing some air, it will increase in altitude. I suspect outside drifts or wind might have been the cause of some other reviewers' problems.

    Having said that, it is very fun. My main issue however is that the quality of the blades is not good. My first flight, even with the wheels attached, one of the blades bent and flew off. I was able to fix it, but was expecting a lot better quality, or at least some replacement blades. My second issue is that this should not be sold as an outside parrot, at least not without a huge disclaimer noting that it can only be flown outside under 0 wind conditions.

    Do I recommend this? Maybe, for interior use and keeping in mind that you need to be careful until you can fly it well. Still, I think it is significantly overpriced. The 3 stars are for interior use, if you want to fly something outside I recommend a more powerful quad copter.

    • Written by from Ottawa

    2 of 2 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Fun, but for this price I expected much better quality

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