Parrot Jumping Sumo MiniDrone Rover Review

Introduction of Parrot’s Jumping Sumo
The Jumping Sumo from Parrot Minidrones is a responsive auto-balancing rover that is able to roll, rush, zigzag, circle, spin, jump in the air and even jump across gaps! It’s all controlled from your smart phone or tablet device running iOS or Android which also gives you a live video feed thanks to the built-in video camera. Among other features, the Jumping Sumo comes in three different colors, black, white, and also what I like to call desert brown. The Parrot FreeFlight 3 for iOS and Android allows tons of customization of the rover such as the ability to switch the sounds, change sensitivities or even limit the maximum speed which might be good for the kids as this thing goes fast!

We’re going to take a look at the Jumping Sumo to see how well it handles the abuse from myself but also my kids that can definitely put this little rover drone thru its paces!

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Specifications and Features of Jumping Sumo
Parrots Jumping Sumo comes with some impressive features and specifications. Not only is it controllable from tablets and smart phones running iOS and Android but they also haven’t left out Windows Phone users either.

FeatureDescription
AppFree piloting app compatible with smartphones and tablets running on iOS, Android, and Windows Phone.
ConnectivityGenerates its WiFi(r) (AC) 2.4 or 5 Ghz network.
RangeUp to 50 meters in free-field conditions
Directional StabilityInertial unit with a gyroscope and an accelerometer
CameraWide angle: the streaming video is transmitted to the smartphone or tablet screen with Resolution: 640 x 480 px, 15 frames per second
BatteryLithium-Polymer and removable (compatible with Rolling Spider) and Lasts up to 20 minutes and full recharge in 90 min
SpeedRolls up to 2m/s (7 km/h)
SoundsA speaker produces sound animations depending on your Jumping Sumo. Several vibes are available and you can customize them
IndicatorsLED eyes indicate the status of Sumo Jumping
Large Wheel Size7.28 x 5.90 x 4.33 inches
Small Wheel Size5.63 x 5.90 x 4.33 inches
Weight180 g
Contents1 Jumping Sumo, 1 micro-USB cradle, 3 stickers, 2 rubber pads, 1 battery, 1 quick start guide
OSLinux

Overall the features look great and it looks like the wheels can also be adjusted inwards to make it more compact for tighter spaces or indoor use.  It also produces sounds and animations which should be fun for the small kids and the big kids too!

Read on to the next page and we’ll start unboxing the Jumping Sumo to see what you get in the box!

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James Anderson

James is the owner and editor-in-chief of Geek Inspector. He enjoys technology, motorcycles, traveling, and spending time with his family.

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