Control these cars with iPhone as your remote

Bhanu Pratap May 17, 2012 2
Control these cars with iPhone as your remote

Innovation is the key to keep you busy with technology, what ever be the scale of it. It is human nature to get bored of similar things and changes are thus needed to keep a person interested and loosen his/her wallet to buy the latest stuff.

The good old remote controlled car has its own fan following, but after a certain age, people gain bigger interests and outgrow the sport they used to indulge in as a child. How to get their interest back and increase customer base, these remote control car making companies must be thinking.
Simple. Just turn the iPhone into a remote, let it control the car and voila, you get an additional hundreds of thousands of customers.
That’s true. Miniature versions of the Audi Q7 and R8 as well of the BMW X6 and 5 have been launched by ‘iHelicopters’ which bring a whole new dimension to remote controlled fun.
These four replica cars can easily be controlled with your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. All of them are available at the official website of iHelicopters. You can buy the Audi Q7 by clicking here, the Audi R8 by clicking here, the BMW X6 by clicking here or the BMW 5 by clicking here. All the four cars have been priced at $59.95 and you will need to download the controller app from the app store which can be accessed by clicking here.

Once you get yourself the car of your choice and the controller app from the app store, just plug in the transmitter (that comes with the car) into your iPhone’s earphone jack, put the batteries into the car and zoom away in your new found childhood.

See the attached video below, for a first hand experience of the cars.

Control range of the cars

The control range for these cars is within 20 meters of your iPhone. The controller app gives the user the ability to pick three different frequency bands, which enables them to possibly use three cars in the same area and even race against each other.

Dimensions of the cars

Dimensions of the Audi Q7:  25cm x 10cm x 9.0cm with a scale of 1:20

Dimensions of the Audi R8:  18cm x 8.5cm x 5.5cm with a scale of 1:24

Dimensions of the  BMW X6: 25cm x 10cm x 9.0cm with a scale of 1:20

Dimensions of the  BMW 5:   21cm x 8.0cm x 7cm with a scale of 1:24

Power requirements

All the cars require four 1.5V AA batteries (not included in the car cost) except the BMW 5 which can run on 3 batteries of the same size.. The transmitter charge time is about 60 minutes. The playing time of the transmitter after a full charge is approximately 60 minutes and the cars on a new set of batteries can also run for about 60 minutes.

Color options

Silver and Black for the Q7

White and yellow for the R8

Black for the BMW X6 and

Red for the BMW 5

See the video below and get ready for action. See you at the race track!

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