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The iPhone Controlled Ball Dropping Bomber

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Toys are meant to be fun and entertaining to play with. Some also provide a certain challenge that helps them become even more irresistible to put down. And recently, there have been some unique ways in which toys have also been combined with other devices such as the smartphone to add in to the fun ingredient. Such is the case that you’ll see in this new iPhone Controlled Ball Dropping Bomber.

The iPhone Controlled Ball Dropping Bomber is a unique flying vehicle that comes with a table tennis ball holder inside it. It is designed to be a bomber and allows users to fly the toy around as well as drop its plastic cargo on a given target at a touch of a button. Controls are made possible with the use of the iPhone or the iPad using a free downloadable app. The toy uses the motion sensing accelerometers for simple pan and tilt movements that also control the bomber’s movements.

A finger swipe on the touchscreen controls the throttle and a button can be pressed to release the ping pong ball inside. The two contra-rotating main rotors keep the flying vehicle balanced. Its rechargeable batteries allow for 5 minutes worth of flying time for every 60-minute charge on a USB port. The flying vehicle can be controlled for a distance of up to 30 feet. This unique flying and iPhone controlled toy is available at Hammacher Schlemmer for US$130.

Image Source: Hammacher Schlemmer

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