Remote Control Toys

Remote control gadgets are probably one of the most fun toys out there. Here we share our experiences with the latest R/C gadgets we’ve found.

 

The Fully Obedient Stormtrooper

by Edwin

When it comes to the Star Wars franchise, one thing stands out for sure: the legion of its fanbase continues to grow at an unabated rate, and with Disney taking over the entire franchise, you can be sure that more money-spinning blockbusters are going to come your way, even though many of the older fans might see these new films to be nothing more than a way to milk more cash from moviegoers. Apart from the movies alone, merchandise plays a very important role in the Star Wars universe, with thousands upon thousands of products released throughout its history. If you think that you would like to own a $229.95 Fully Obedient Stormtrooper, then do check out what Hammacher has to offer.

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Spry is a drone that flies and swims

by Edwin

spry-droneMost of us would know that drones fly and take some rather great looking shots, if you are skilled enough, that is. Then again, there is this thing known as underwater drones which work great in capturing images and videos while you are busy diving or snorkeling, so what happens when you bring two and two together? The answer hails from the team at SwellProUSA and Urban Drones in the form of the Spry. The Spry is touted to be the first ever waterproof drone that is able to submerge like a submarine (albeit briefly), float like a boat, and more importantly, fly in the air at speeds in excess of 43mph.

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The Aerb Wireless Keyboard Mouse Remote is the puppet master of a smart home

by Caitlyn

Aerb Wireless Keyboard Remote

When you want to turn your home into a smart home, you know it’s not something that you can buy, open a box, and immediately have. You have to purchase separate elements of a smart home, and configure them to all work together. Only after you have all the parts, pieces, and bugs worked out does it start to feel like a futuristic home that you barely have to move a finger to control.

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The CASE Air – Your Instagram game is about to be amazing

by Caitlyn

Case Air DSLR

Photographers cried out all at once when phones started coming with cameras. While there’s always a need for someone to take photos professionally, smartphones have certainly lessened the demand, and that’s because you can take some great pictures with your phone and have them on Facebook before the event you’re at is over. I recently spent 6 weeks in Japan, and while I took over 2,000 photos with my DSLR, most of the photos that made it to social media came from my phone because there wasn’t enough time to get them onto a computer, edited, and uploaded fast enough.

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U.S.S. Enterprise Quadcopter goes where no quadcopter has gone before

by Edwin

uss-enterprise-quadcopterIf you are a huge Star Trek fan and would love to have just about anything and everything that has to do with Star Trek, then it would not be too far away to imagine that a drone that comes in the form factor of the U.S.S. Enterprise would escape your attention. The $129.95 U.S.S. Enterprise Quadcopter is the ideal toy to have if you would like to issue orders from your command chair, so that the crew would be able to carry out your whims and fancies.

This happens to be the only remote controlled flying U.S.S. Enterprise that explores strange new yards and seeks out new life and new civilizations. It has been specially modeled after Captain James T. Kirk’s famous vessel as seen in the 1979 motion picture, sporting a quartet of 3.5″ diam. propellers that are part of its iconic primary hull, as it delivers backward, forward, up, down, or sideways movement. It will even be able to play 10 sounds from the original TV series, such as photon torpedoes and red alert, while the 10 LEDs replicate the ship’s hull and nacelles’ lights. With a one hour charge, you get up to 7 minutes of flight time, sans warp drive, of course.

Bionic Bird is a cool toy for children and adults alike

by Edwin

bionic-birdSo you are scratching your head, wondering just which particular gift to get for your little one as his or her birthday approaches. In a time when there are simply so many choices that abound, one does wonder whether getting another game console, smartphone or tablet is a good idea with so many of those devices available in the home already. Perhaps something that will get your cute child to experience the outside air is a good idea? Enter the $149.99 Bionic Bird.

This is one unique drone that can be controlled through a smartphone, arriving in the form of a biomimetic bird drone. It is full well capable of flying indoors as well as outdoors, hitting a maximum speed of 12mph, and it plays nice with both iOS and Android mobile operating systems. How does it “talk” to your smartphone? Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity comes into the picture, which means you have more or less an effective controlling range of up to 100 yards. A full charge allows the Bionic Bird to fly for up to 8 minutes, and has a clever portable battery solution that lets you recharge it up to 10 times in the wild.

The Codeybot is a robot that makes coding fun for everyone

by Caitlyn

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Learning how to code is not for the faint of mind. It’s logic-based and just about anything can ruin your work, driving you nearly insane for putting a space or bracket in the wrong place. If you didn’t start thinking in these patterns as a kid, it’s hard to start without much prior knowledge and can seem more overwhelming than it actually is. It’s the same as learning to knit but not understanding the movements to create the patterns that have to be executed correctly for it to hold everything together.

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The Nerf Combat Creature Terradrone – baby destroyer droids for your kids!

by Caitlyn

Nerf Terradrone

Do you ever wish your kids were combat ready so they can take down an evil government at the drop of a hat? Hopefully that is never the case, but kids do love to shoot the crap out of each other with Nerf guns, and I don’t blame them because it’s fun! While we’ve come a long way in the development of foam weaponry, do you ever get worried that we might be going too far?

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