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Parrot Bebop Drone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 571 reviews of Parrot Bebop Drone. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People really like the design and durability. The price and size are also mentioned favorably. The color and battery get mixed reviews, and some have doubts about the finish.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Parrot Bebop Drone is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Parrot Bebop Drone

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Parrot Bebop Drone from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Many are critical about the finish and durability.

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75% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Parrot PF070085 Bebop Drone CameraParrot PF070085 Bebop Drone Camera

Dec, 2018

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by : Drew Prindle (digitaltrends.com)

Parrot Bebop review

 

Highly portable ; Durable design ; Simple controls ; Excellent autonomous features ; Affordable price

Imprecise tablet controls ; Limited battery life ; Limited range

We had our doubts about the Bebop at first, but after flying it around for a couple weeks, we’ve learned not to judge a book by its cover. Don’t let the Styrofoam hull and Velcro-strapped battery pack fool you — this drone can fly with the best of ‘em.

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Parrot Bebop Drone 2 review: Better than the original, but still shy of greatness

 

There are several good reasons to pick the Bebop 2, but value and image quality are further down on the list then they should be.

The Parrot Bebop Drone 2 is small enough to stick in your average backpack, but sturdier than the original with about twice the battery life. Its propellers stop the instant they're obstructed, easy barrel rolls and flips and new banked turns...

It's pricey when bundled with the massive Skycontroller remote control, and its video quality hasn't improved much from the first-gen Bebop. In-app purchases are required for features other drone makers include. Its control range is dependent on your...

The Parrot Bebop 2 definitely improves on the original and remains a good choice for its portability and safer design, but stiffer competition and merely good image quality limit its overall appeal.

May, 2016

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (cnet.com)

Parrot Bebop Drone review: A strong, little quadcopter in need of better performance

 

The Bebop has some appealing qualities including a compact, durable body and easy operation. Its overall value -- especially bundled with its extra wireless controller -- make it difficult to recommend.

The Parrot Bebop Drone is small and lightweight for its capabilities. It's relatively tough, but also user repairable if it breaks. It can be piloted with a smartphone or tablet as well as the optional Skycontroller.

The large Skycontroller adds $400 if purchased with the Bebop or runs $500 when purchased separately. While its size and weight make it nice to travel with, it doesn't handle wind well, and its small batteries tap out in less than 11 minutes.

The Parrot Bebop Drone gets points for being a compact, durable, easy-to-use quadcopter for capturing good video and photos. Battery life, performance and overall value make it tough to flat-out recommend, though.

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Rick Broida (wired.com)

Review: Parrot Bebop

 

The Parrot Bebop has looks and fun accessories, but it's too easily outdone by the competition.

WIRED: Gorgeous race car design. Nose-cam captures high-def footage. Feels very sturdy compared with previous Parrots. Control app provides an abundance of flight-tweak options. Blade guards clip on and off with ease. Comes with two batteries

Requires a smartphone or tablet. Nose-cam footage has white-balance issues. Flight controls imprecise unless you add pricey joystick controller—and it’s not sold separately. Short flight times. No follow-me or flight-plan options

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Ben Popper (theverge.com)

Parrot Bebop drone review: ambitious, unique, but dangerously inconsistent

 

In an ideal world your smartphone becomes a Swiss Army knife, handling dozens of different tasks that used to require specialized hardware. It can be your camcorder, your heart rate monitor, and in...

Cheap ; Compact ; Durable ; Easy to learn

Limited battery life ; Suspect build quality ; Unreliable connectivity

Jun, 2015

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Parrot Bebop Drone With Skycontroller

 

The small Parrot Bebop doesn't climb as high as competing drones, and its flight time is limited, but it's easy to fly and records stable video.

Stable 1080p video. Safe to fly indoors. Capable of performing aerial rolls and flips. Can be flown via dedicated remote or smart device. Raw and JPG image capture.

Very limited flight time. Expensive. Skycontroller is huge. Not the most stable drone in the air. Indoor video footage is noisy.

Conclusions Because of its price, the Parrot Bebop occupies a precarious place in the market. When purchased alone, without the Skycontroller remote, the $500 price point seems to be a bit on the high side for what is: essentially, a very capable toy...

May, 2015

Expert review by : Blair MacGregor (appleinsider.com)

Review: Parrot's Bebop Drone is lightweight, aimed at casual hobbyists

 

The market for personal drones has grown exponentially over the last several years, led by consumer-oriented products from companies like Parrot. We got the chance to play with the firm's entry-level model, the Bebop Drone, designed for casual...

Camera quality ; Easy to get up and running quickly ; Easy to store, takes up very little room compared to larger, pricier models

Easily susceptible to wind when flying outdoors. Not for beginners. ; Battery life slightly less than advertised ; Flight plans require an in-app purchase ; The Parrot Bebop Drone comes is available in red, blue and yellow for $349.99 ; .

Overall, we felt the drone was good enough for hobbyists, particularly those who have flown drones before and don't want to spend upwards of $1,000 on a high-powered but pricey model. The level of technology Parrot managed to cram into Bebop is...

Feb, 2016

Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (tomsguide.com)

Parrot Bebop Drone Review

 

The Bebop is an impressive drone and a great example of how far drone technology has come in recent years. A few years ago, $500 wouldn't even get you a decent remote control, but now it gets you a very capable quadcopter with a very good camera,...

Phone/tablet control system familiar to non-fliers ; Easy to get started ; Strong image, video quality ; Parts cheap, widely available

Touch-screen controls lack sensitivity ; Short battery life ; Long recharging time

A fun-to-fly drone that takes high-quality video and stills, but with an awkward touch-screen controller.

Oct, 2015

Expert review by : Heidi Hoopes (gizmag.com)

Review: Parrot Bebop drone and Skycontroller

 

As the latest in Parrot's line of smartphone-operated drones, the Bebop boasts a number of improvements over the AR.Drone 2.0 including a better camera, longer range, and an optional joystick-based controller. We put the Bebop in the hands of several...

In addition to a sunshade, a protective hull for indoor flying, extra rotors and other peripherals and tools, the combination includes three batteries that are interchangeable between the Bebop or controller. Each battery is good for about 11 minutes...

Jul, 2015

Expert review by : Sean Hollister (gizmodo.com)

Parrot Bebop Drone and Skycontroller Review: Looks Aren't Everything

 

You've graduated from your cheap beginner drone, and you want to try something new. Something that can shoot beautiful video from the sky—but doesn't cost $1,000+ like a camera-equipped DJI Phantom. You spot the $500 Parrot Bebop Drone, and pull the...

Apr, 2015