Sometimes, it takes a fresh pair of eyes to see the world from a different angle. So when we wanted to find something new in familiar surroundings, we took Parrot’s new Jumping Night Minidrone for an outing in London.
The jumping, swirling, swooping craft hurtled through the green meadows inside Mile End’s Ecology Park and the verdant gardens of Russell Square, to find the scenic nooks we never knew existed. At the Saatchi Gallery, the minidrone whizzed around the “Journeys” exhibition on the second floor, where shortlisted paintings and installations from the Saatchi Gallery/Deutsche Bank Art Prize for Schools were on display. And at the Japanese Roof Garden inside the Brunei Gallery, we discovered lemon thyme, purple wisteria and slabs of basaltic rock that were placed to form a bridge shape over flowing water.
The key to this second-generation minidrone is its ease in operation - you can control its speed and map out routes with your smartphone or tablet. The drone will leap (it jumps up to 80cm high), plunge, whirl, and take photos and record videos in the dark using LED headlights. Oh, and you can send everything it records to your smartphone or tablet via WiFi with a click of a button. This is the ultimate gadget to take with you on new adventures; ensuring you've got every angle of your journey captured.