A few days ago I wrote about a remote control helicopter that you could fly with your iPad or Iphone, well today I have something even better for you.
The same shop is now selling a remote control helicopter that you can control via your iPhone or Ipad, but with an extra, it comes with a tiny video camera mounted on the helicopter, which streams its images directly back to your phone or iPad.
I am not sure if I should be happy and amused by this idea, or appalled to be honest. If it is used to simply amuse, and nothing more, well, OK. But if it is used for a less friendly purpose, more like its larger cousins used by the world’s military, namely to spy on people, then I am not so sure I like it.
As the helicopter uses an electric engine to drive its propellers, it is effectively silent in operation, and quite small, so it could happily hover outside your window at night and you would be none the wiser… Bothering thought, eh?
The blurb for this toy says the following about it:
Apparently the video stream works via WiFi, so the helicopter is set up with its own WiFi point, so all you need to do is set up your iPad or iPhone to work with that particular WiFi station, and then the video will pour into your device… Simple really, but ingenious.
Here are its main specs:
- Battery Capacity
- Battery Life
- 7-9 min
- Operating Range
- Effective Pixels
- Video Resolution
- 640 x 480
It also costs AUD 99.
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Do you also feel slightly uneasy about this toy? Or am I being paranoid?