Parrot Mambo Review

December 6, 2016

It can do tricks.

Parrot continues its trend of making an affordable line of drones with the Mambo. Priced at only 499 AED, this mini drone is one of the more affordable ones out there, which is a good option for most users.

The small size of the 15 cm Parrot Mambo makes it easy to transport anywhere. Even its 63 gram weight makes it virtually lightweight that it is easy to control and manoeuver.

It’s small enough that it can easily take off from any surface and is surprisingly stable considering its small size. It hovers around while you figure out the controls, which aren’t really that difficult to learn.

One of the unique features of the Parrot Mambo is a Lego-like hot shoe that lets you attach accessories like a BB gun, a grabber or a note holder. It’s one of the few tricks that make the Parrot Mambo stand out from the drone crowd.

Just like all of Parrot’s drones, you would need to download and install the FreeFlight Mini app on your smartphone (available for iOS and Android devices) to control the Parrot Mambo.


There are three controller layouts you can choose from which you can try to see which one suits you. As mentioned, the controls are easy to learn and you should be flying the Mambo in no time.

The Parrot Mambo’s battery gives about 5 minutes of flight time after about a 20 minute charge. It’s decent for its size, but 5 minutes may not be enough and it’s better that you have a spare one just in case.

The best part is that you can simply press the take-off button or simply throw it and see it fly and stay hovering.

The Parrot Mambo also has a tiny camera with a 480 x 640 resolution that points downwards. Quality isn’t good, but this drone’s camera isn’t one of its main features anyways.

For a tiny drone, the Parrot Mambo might be too expensive for some – but comparing it to other drones in the market it is actually one of the more affordable ones.

by Victor
Tech Enthusiast and Movie Buff.