TakaraTomy has designed tiny remote control cars for those who want to race the Mario Brothers in the real world. The Q-Steer RC car is only 4 cm long and 2 cm high. Each runs on 2 coin cell batteries for the remote and car. The driver can rev up the speed by pressing the up-right button while not sweating the curves with the car’s suspension design. Pre-order Mario or Luigi or one of their other designs for $32.47 and expect delivery within the next week or so.
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Anyone can have a remote control helicopter or car, but if you really want to creep out your buds, how about this snake? With light-up eyes, the bugger can slither across any smooth surface before anyone is the wiser. The remote can send the robotic reptile in four directions, forward, backwards, left and right. It runs on 2 AA and 2 AAA batteries (not included) and can slink around your house or cubicle for £19.95 (~$31.00.)
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No more fighting for the remote if Oki Japan and a team from Waseda University have their way. They place 4 microphones in the front of a remote, then utilize an algorithm for voice frequency analysis. This separates the main voice from other ambient noise sources. We are assuming that if you are the one who carries the loudest voice, then you will be the one to rule the remote. We will be curious once the device goes pass the prototype stage and becomes channel surfing survival of the fastest, or loudest.
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Microfly is a clever propeller-driven flyer, controlled by a transmitter that also acts as a charger. It will hover or move up, down, forward and backwards to irritate your coworkers or family members. At a size of only 2 1/2 x 1 1/2 x 2 1/2-inches, it needs six 1.5V AA LR6 batteries (not included.) You can get your own Microfly for $24.95, shoot some fuzzy images, and try to convince others on YouTube you saw a UFO.
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Looking for a kewl R/C device to give out to your office buds this year? Micro Bladez can go forward, backwards, up, down, and turn left and right. At a weight of only 0.019 kg, the mini-copter will set you back £24.99 (~$39.00) each if you buy a minimum of 6. Better yet, let everyone chip in and in addition to getting one for yourselves, get one for the boss. Pre-order now for the next shipment.
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Next time you are waiting for that brew to come to you rather than you going to the fridge, you can be happy in the knowledge that you have the R/C Drinks Cooler. At a size of 35 x 30cm, the device works with a battery operated remote (batteries not included) and can carry up to 12 cans or 3 wine bottles. It also has a carry strap and folds up when not in use. You can pre-order the Cooler for $101.96 and expect to receive it in October. Come to think of it, it may be so cold by then, you can insert a bowl instead of ice and use it to trot out all that leftover Halloween candy.
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The PC Remote II is similar to one made for TVs, except it won’t work on your TV and it acts as a wireless mouse. With a USB interface, no driver is needed and it works up to an 18m distance. It features four hot keys and runs on 2 AAA batteries (not included.) The remote supports Windows 2000/XP/VISTA and WMP, RealPlayer, KMPlayer, TTPlay, WinDVD, PowerDVD software. At a price of $21.00, it gives you one more thing to lose in your sofa.
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PURE has unveiled its i-10 for iPods and iPhones. Available with 9 different adapters, it can be used with all of the company’s speaker systems with its auxiliary input or others with 3.5mm stereo input. Needless to say, it doubles as a dock. The i-10 comes with remote for easy control and navigation and comes with a black and silver finish. Available at PURE’s online store in October, pre-order for a £29.99 (~$53.00) price tag.
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Who needs a high-paid r/t attorney when you can have your own My Pet Lawyer? The 10-inch tall dude has light-up mouth and eyes, and his arms are bendable. He comes with nine pre-recorded phrases or you can record your own. He can also laugh or growl. Stand him on his Scale of Justice briefcase that doubles as a remote with his magnetic feet. Your new pet comes with a spiked collar, crushed victim, and needs 5 AAA batteries (not included) at a mini-price of $4.95.
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Even remote control toys are getting smaller. The R/C Mini Car is only 35 x 25 x 20mm and weighs 30g. Powered up by 4 cell button batteries (included,) it comes in basket, baseball, soccer, and tennis ball models. When you are done playing with your tiny vehicle, you simply store it inside the ball that doubles as the control panel, and wear it with a lanyard (also included.) Each one is available for $12.99.
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