Desk Pets TankBot With Android And iOS Support

Exhibited during Toy Fair 2011 in New York, Desk Pets' TankBot has joined the likes of the HELO TC, Sphere and AR Drone in the growing ranks of smartphone-controlled gizmos and the US$25 bot has individually powered tiny tank-tracks and infrared sensors for free-roaming and maze solving modes. Remote control works using a dongle that plugs into the smartphone's headphone jack along with the free iOS 4.2 and Android compatible app and the ange is quite limited though, offering up to 3m (9.8ft) and the remote must be pointed toward the front black screen of the Tankbot to work properly. A single 40-minute charge allows the toy to operate for 15 minutes and it has headlights for eyes that flash when the toy is idle..................

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