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Playful Toy Drones

Parrot Makes Innovative and Fun Minidrones for Children to Play With

— July 7, 2015 — TH Video
Remote-controlled cars and helicopters are now a thing of the past with the advent of smartphone-operated toy drones. Recently Trend Hunter chatted with Parrot Inc. Director of Sales and Marketing Christian Coly about their minidrone products.

Previously known for their car-based technology, the company now specializes in building wireless products around smartphones. This includes toy drones and other connected toys. For example, their miniature cargo drones are piloted using a free mobile app. It also has a built-in camera so you can see everything the unmanned flyer does. They also have a minidrone with LED lights and jumping capabilities that also sends real-time streaming to your mobile device.

With a focus on developing connected toys that provide innovation and fun for kids, Parrot demonstrates different drone uses.
Trend Themes
1. Smartphone-operated Toy Drones - Opportunity to create new and innovative toy drones that can be controlled using smartphones.
2. Connected Toys - Potential for developing a range of connected toys that offer unique features and functionalities.
3. Real-time Streaming Toy Drones - Disruptive innovation opportunity to build toy drones with real-time streaming capabilities for an immersive user experience.
Industry Implications
1. Toy Manufacturing Industry - Chance to capitalize on the emerging trend of smartphone-operated toy drones and create innovative products for children.
2. Wireless Technology Industry - Opportunity to explore and develop wireless technologies that can be integrated into connected toys.
3. Photography and Videography Industry - Potential for innovation in the photography and videography industry by incorporating camera features into toy drones for capturing aerial shots and videos.
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