iHelicopters unveils do-it-yourself Mini Brick Cars

By Christian Zibreg on Apr 11, 2013

In an interesting extension of its lineup of RC-controlled iOS toys, iHelicopters today launched Mini Brick Cars, an interesting do-it-yourself project that should appeal to your kids. As the name suggest, a Mini Brick Car is actually a package containing a bunch of mini bricks which allow you to create any type of vehicle that can be controlled via your iPhone, iPod or iPad using a dedicated controller app. The kit costs $59.95, including free shipping to any destination in the world… Read More

 

iSpy Tank: an iPhone-controlled tank with built-in spy cam

By Christian Zibreg on Jan 20, 2013

iHelicopters, the makers of such iPhone-controlled toys as the iUFORC cars and helicopters, has a new toy on the market, an iDevice-assisted miniature tank (looks like a sci-fi car to me). In addition to a free app which lets you control the vehicle by tilting your device, the iSpy Tank features a built-in camera.

You can control the camera angle via the app and even beam video feed from the toy straight to your device’s screen, in real-time: perfect for spying on your neighbors or checking on your cat while you’re at work. Turn the volume down before playing the promo clip above… Read More

 

iHelicopters release a new iDevice-controlled toy: the iUFO

By Christian Zibreg on Nov 13, 2012

iHelicopters, the makers of iPhone-controlled vehicles are on a roll again. After creating a lineup of iPhone-controlled helicopters, RC cars and the rocket-launching Cobra copter, their latest offering is the iUFO. As the name suggests, it’s a flying device that resembles an unidentified flying object. Its rotor system is maneuverable via your iPhone, iPad or iPod using a free app that talks to the unit via the transmitter which plugs in the headphone jack .

Its spherical design is aimed at protecting the rotors from hitting nearby objects and breaking. The manufacturer says the system even allows iUFOs to roll over the ground without crashing the rotors and says you don’t have to worry about crashing the unit against the walls or ceiling… Read More