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We all love smartphone-controlled gadgets 8 Cool Smartphone-Controlled Toys You Secretly Desire! 8 Cool Smartphone-Controlled Toys You Secretly Desire! Who says toys are just for kids? As someone who grew up on remote-controlled cars, the prospect of a smartphone-controlled gadget is tantalizing to me even well into adulthood. And with the kind of cool... Read More . I mean, what’s not to like? These toys are like the remote-control (RC) cars of the future, and with the addition of compatible apps, become the perfect fun pass time for anyone from 3 to 90.

We’ve already reviewed the smartphone-controlled Parrot AR Drone quadcopter Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Review and Giveaway Parrot AR Drone 2.0 Review and Giveaway The Parrot AR Drone 2.0 is the most expensive remote control toy money can buy; it’s a smartphone controlled quadrocopter with a 720p HD camera, and it’s ridiculously fun, but quite temperamental. What follows is... Read More , but at $300, it may not be a good option for people just entering to world of RC toys. While it’s by no means a quadcopter, the Sphero 2.0 is a more affordable, and extremely fun RC toy robot you can control using your Android or iOS device. The Sphero 2.0 is an all-terrain plastic ball that rolls around at your command. But don’t let the boring description fool you, keep reading to find out what it’s really all about.

As usual, we’ll be giving away this awesome $130 Sphero 2.0 to one very lucky reader!

Introducing the Sphero 2.0

The world of smartphone-controlled toys is booming. A simple search on Amazon yields anything from helicopters and spy tanks to cars and quadcopters. In this arena, the Sphero 2.0 is pretty unique in that it doesn’t try to be a vehicle. It’s just a ball.

While the new Sphero 2.0 — the one we took for a spin — is a great little toy, $130 might not be affordable for everyone. Luckily, it’s not your only choice when it comes to the Sphero line. Aside from the Sphero 2.0, you can also get the original Sphero which is slower, less bright and has a shorter range for $85 on Amazon or $110 from Sphero’s website (ships worldwide). The original Sphero also has a different control system.

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If Amazon doesn’t ship to your country, or if the shipping costs are not worth the markdown, you can get a refurbished Sphero. These are sold off the Sphero’s website, and according to their description, go through rigorous fixing and testing before they’re sold again. One of these can be had for $80, and should prove a great toy for a more limited budget.

Another option is the limited edition Sphero 2.0 Revealed, which is an Apple Store exclusive. This is a transparent Sphero that lets you peek inside its shell and see what goes inside your little robot friend. This version costs $130, and seems to only support iOS devices, though it may support Android as well.

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When it comes to accessories, there aren’t many available. The Sphero smartphone apps are free, as are most of the Sphero-based games out there. While the Sphero itself is said to be waterproof and good for any terrain, the launch of the Sphero 2.0 was also accompanied by the launch of the Nubby cover. This is a silicon cover that gives the Sphero extra ruggedness, and also adds traction for some terrains. It will, inevitably, slow the Sphero down some.

nubby-cover

The Nubby covers were sold alongside the Sphero 2.0 at pre-order, but are now listed as “coming soon” on the Sphero website.

The Technicalities

The Sphero 2.0 weights about 180 grams (approximately 6 oz), and is made of durable white plastic. The plastic is completely sealed, so the Sphero is waterproof and dustproof. It has a little robot inside, which drives the Sphero around and keeps its wheels on the ground. It can roll up to 7 feet per second or 2 meters per second, which is about 7 kilometers per hour or approximately 4.5 miles per hour. Not bad for such a little ball robot.

The Sphero can be controlled from a distance of up to 100 feet (around 30 meters) and can light up in an almost endless number of different colors.

What’s In The Box?

The Sphero 2.0 comes in an elegant and easy-to-open box, which neatly packs a nice array of accessories and goodies for the Sphero.

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But before you can get into the goodies, you need to dedicate several minutes for general awe of the Sphero. The way it sits there at the top of the box makes you think of a king waiting for compliments. Luckily, you might feel like giving them!

sphero-2

Now that you’re duly impressed, you can move on to the rest of the box. Aside from the Sphero itself, you’ll find a plastic Sphero cup for the Sphero to sit in, two plastic ramps, a Getting Started booklet, an inductive charging base, and a power adapter with a US-style plug. If you live outside the US, you’re going to need an adapter.

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Getting To Know The Sphero 2.0

Like any smartphone-controlled toy, there are two parts to the Sphero: the toy itself, and the accompanying app. Download the free app from Google Play or iTunes to get started. The next thing you’re going to have to do is pair your Sphero with your phone. In order to do that, you need to get acquainted with the inductive Sphero charger.

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The charger comes with a jack for the power adapter, and a reset button which you can use to reset your Sphero. To start using the Sphero, plug the power adapter to the charger and place the Sphero, heavy side down, into the charger. It will take a few seconds, but soon you’ll see a flashing blue light from the charger, and the whole Sphero will light up. This is your cue to remove it and start the pairing process.

sphero-charger-light

The Sphero is now asleep, as it will be anytime you don’t use it for several minutes. To wake it up, tap on it twice with your fingers. The Sphero will start flashing in three unique colors. This is like your Sphero’s identification code — the initials of the three colors will appear next to the word Sphero in your Bluetooth device list. This becomes useful if you’re pairing more than one Sphero at a time. Mine was flashing Red-White-White, i.e., RWW.

sphero-red

It will keep on blinking these colors until you find it in your Bluetooth device list and pair it. When it’s paired, the Sphero will glow white. After the initial pairing, the Sphero will automatically pair again every time you wake it up. It’s now time to launch the Sphero app and start having fun!

Playing With The Sphero 2.0

Now that your Sphero is awake and paired, and you’ve launched the app, you may have to go through a short updating sequence, at the end of which you’ll be ready to play.

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The first thing you have to do is name your Sphero. Be as creative as you want, but don’t worry about it too much. The name is just for fun.

sphero-name

The next thing you’ll be taught how to do is calibrating your Sphero so you can actually tell it in which direction to go. This is done using Sphero’s blue tail light. Use the interface to turn Sphero around until the blue light is pointing to you. Now, when you drive the Sphero forward, it will roll away from you. The interface takes you through the steps, which you can repeat at any time while playing.

The Sphero app includes two options: Just Drive and Level Up. In Just Drive, you can enjoy all of the Sphero’s features immediately. In Level Up, you need to play for a while to gain some kind of currency, which you can then use to buy more features. This is for pure enjoyment, as all the features are readily available in Just Drive, and the currency doesn’t cost real money, only play time.

sphero-options

Sphero’s control interface is very simple to master. The main circle is used to direct the Sphero’s direction, and the top turtle to rabbit bar is used to control its speed. The button with two arrows at the bottom lets you access the calibration sequence again, in case you feel that your Sphero is acting weird.

sphero-interface

The rainbow button lets you control the Sphero’s color. The Sphero can light up in a wide array of colors, and can be set to shine in varying intensities. The Just Drive mode includes all colors and intensities right off the bat, while the Level Up mode will make you work for them.

There are some superpowers available too. Tapping the right bar will put your Sphero into boost mode, and send it tumbling along in a straight line at great speed. You can also make the Sphero jump around like a crazy ball, accompanied by even crazier sound effects, or have it change colors automatically. These are all great fun, although not extremely useful in the great scheme of things. It acts so crazy, in fact, it’s hard to keep in focus!

Doing Tricks

If you’ve watched the official Sphero video, you’re probably aware of the fact that this ball can perform some tricks. Alas, it’s not as easy as it looks. We’ve spent a considerable amount of time trying to make the Sphero do cool things, and the first sort of nice thing we got it to do, was to jump a small step while in boost mode.

After that, we commenced to trying to get it to jump on one of the provided ramps. This proved to be harder than advertised, as controlling this mischievous ball to that end takes some skill and practice.

In fact, it takes a lot of practice. I was able to get it to jump the ramp a few minutes after taking it out of the box, but it took me 30 minutes to replicate this feat. The challenge lies in the fact that the Sphero is harder to control the faster it is, but needs the speed in order to make a good jump.

Don’t despair, though, the impossible is possible!

In good time, and with lots of fun practice and creativity, your Sphero’s abilities are almost endless.

Additional Games

There are many Android and iOS apps that integrate with the Sphero to create new game experiences. Many of these apps are made by Orbotrix themselves, but some are made by third-party developers.

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These apps make use of the Sphero in all kinds of creative ways. For example, Sphero ColorGrab is a multiplayer game in which each player has to pick up the Sphero when it shines in the right color; Sphero Draw & Drive lets you draw a path for your Sphero and then watch it follow it; Exile is a spaceship game that you control with your Sphero; and Rolling Dead is an augmented reality game in which your Sphero is fighting zombies.

Personally, I didn’t find most of these apps very entertaining, but it’s all a matter of taste. To me, playing with the Sphero as is is the most rewarding experience, but you may definitely find use to shooting videos with your phone while playing with the Sphero, or playing virtual golf with your phone as the club and Sphero as the ball.

I did find one truly awesome app. It’s called Macrolab (Android/iOS), and it lets you program your Sphero to do all sorts of neat tricks without any real programming skills. Don’t expect the app to be super simple — it’s also aimed at teaching how to program — but it’s a must-have if you own a Sphero.

Living With The Sphero 2.0

While it may look like a mere toy, the Sphero gets into your heart as if it were a small pet. It seems to have a life and will of its own, and playing with it is a lot more fun than you’d expect. It’s great entertainment for adults, children, and even cats and dogs.

sphero-living

Most of the time, the Sphero connected to my phone without any trouble. Sometimes, however, the app could not detect the Sphero despite it being paired, and would only do so when I restarted it. One time, the Sphero lost connection while I was playing a game, and would not reconnect to any app or even to Bluetooth from that point on. This may have been due to low battery, but since the indication for low battery is a flashing red light, and my Sphero lights up in red when it’s trying to connect, I couldn’t be sure about this.

All in all, I really enjoyed having the Sphero, and while I may be reluctant to spend $130 on it myself, I would be overjoyed to receive it as a gift.

MakeUseOf recommends: Buy it, it’s awesome!

How do I win the Sphero 2.0?

You may enter by submitting your name and email address. You’ll receive one entry simply by doing so.

After that, you’ll also be offered various methods to earn additional entries. They range from sharing a link to this giveaway on social networks; to commenting or visiting a specific page. The more you participate, the higher your chances of winning! You will receive 5 additional entries into the giveaway for every successful referral via your shared links.

This giveaway begins now and ends Friday, October 4. The winner will be selected at random and informed via email.

The Winner

Congratulations, Natalie Schilla! You would have received an email from jackson@makeuseof.com. Please respond before October 13 to claim your prize. Enquires beyond this date will not be entertained.

Send your products to be reviewed. Contact Jackson Chung for further details.

  1. Alessio A
    October 10, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    winner???????

  2. Guy M
    October 10, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I'm so glad to hear it's awesome! I think I know a young man that's getting this for Christmas!!! (Not me, but if you want to get me one, that's cool too.)

  3. William S
    October 5, 2013 at 4:25 am

    an RC Helicopter with bb gun shooters

  4. Sherry J
    October 5, 2013 at 3:48 am

    DUCK DECOY

  5. Deidre A
    October 5, 2013 at 2:10 am

    I and my daughter would LUV to win that FRESH TOY! SO AWESOME!

  6. james
    October 5, 2013 at 1:11 am

    I don't know what's out there, but smart phone controlled toys will rage this Christmas!

  7. Marko G.
    October 4, 2013 at 10:29 pm

    looks very interesting

  8. Donna Doyle
    October 4, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Airplane

  9. sally
    October 4, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    looks interesting

  10. susie king
    October 4, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    smartphone-controlled-labyrinth

  11. Rhea Liza Muñoz
    October 4, 2013 at 10:42 am

    submarine.. :)

  12. Luke Wojick
    October 4, 2013 at 2:04 am

    parrot 2.0 quadcopter (not sure if you have already, but I missed it if you did)

  13. Ph
    October 4, 2013 at 1:49 am

    An RC sailboat

  14. LP
    October 4, 2013 at 1:44 am

    A hydroplaning speedboat...

  15. Wabash
    October 4, 2013 at 1:39 am

    an airplane would be nice.

  16. EB
    October 4, 2013 at 1:23 am

    something that goes in the water - a submarine!

  17. PB
    October 4, 2013 at 12:59 am

    Lego Drones!

  18. Wen B
    October 3, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    The romo, drone or helicopter.

  19. Denise L
    October 3, 2013 at 11:06 pm

    I would like to see a review of the ROMO

  20. Anonymous
    October 3, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    A humanoid drone

  21. Cristian L
    October 3, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    drones

  22. Jurmy C
    October 3, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Anysting....

  23. AB
    October 3, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    any drone types

  24. Gustavo Adrian Dojman
    October 3, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    Cars, androids, planes, anything...

  25. Jamie M
    October 3, 2013 at 11:27 am

    My dad has this really cool toy that he can play with with his tablet, but I don't know the name of it. Now I just sound dumb, LOL.

  26. Shelbie J
    October 3, 2013 at 11:21 am

    dones would be cool!

  27. Kara K
    October 3, 2013 at 3:21 am

    More drones

  28. paula s
    October 3, 2013 at 3:16 am

    DRONES

  29. Claire C
    October 3, 2013 at 2:40 am

    Quadricopter!
    Or a small racecar to chase the cats with.

  30. Art N
    October 3, 2013 at 1:39 am

    drone helicopters

  31. Mandip D
    October 2, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Drones plz :)

  32. Jack
    October 2, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Rover Spy Tank

  33. Trish S
    October 2, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    more kid friendly drones, ect

  34. Stephen H
    October 2, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Anything, really. Especially helicopters.

  35. Junil M
    October 2, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    probably samsung galaxy gear or some home automation systems.

  36. Paul Wilson
    October 2, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    More drones.

  37. mario
    October 2, 2013 at 1:17 pm

    Spy toy!

  38. Maria Greve
    October 2, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    more drones!

  39. Nikunj
    October 2, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    Interesting product

  40. Stephanie F
    October 2, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    What about reviewing the Insectoids---looks like something my son would like.

  41. Alex Chirila
    October 2, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    I would like to see more reviews of Drones :)

  42. wes
    October 2, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    spy helicopter

  43. Jim
    October 2, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I love a helicopter toy

  44. Stephen
    October 2, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Nice! Saw this some months ago and it really got me excited. Would be a perfect gift for the young and the not-so-young. As for future reviews: the Parrot AR.Drone or the AquaBotix HydroView, if cost isn't a factor. ;)

  45. Rory L
    October 2, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I love all thats rc, though quad copters havent interested me that much. I prefer planes/rc helicopters

  46. abigail ong
    October 2, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    this would surely impress my nephews

  47. jacqui
    October 2, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Not sure what there is out there.. but would love to win this give away.. how cool

  48. Linda P
    October 2, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Smartphone Controlled Insectoids

  49. Melissa Mazzur
    October 2, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I dont know any other toys so any would be great!

  50. Holly W
    October 2, 2013 at 8:21 am

    I'd love to see more reviews of Drones.

  51. Alexander G
    October 2, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Any

  52. Wanda B
    October 2, 2013 at 1:48 am

    I would be interested in ANY other reviews. I read them all.

  53. Yedavilli S
    October 2, 2013 at 12:08 am

    Parrot AR Drone

  54. Les S
    October 1, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    you can keep reviewing and giving away the Parrott ARDrone, until I get lucky and win one...

  55. Keith W
    October 1, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Smartphone controlled Drones

  56. Cathy C
    October 1, 2013 at 8:20 pm

    I am not sure what other ones there are but if it flies that would be cool!

  57. Nachiketa Y
    October 1, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    don't know any other toy

  58. Gina Ferrell
    October 1, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I would like to see you review a smartphone controlled drone.

  59. drazen
    October 1, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    PowerUp 3.0

  60. caclark74
    October 1, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Would like to see any reviews on Drones or mini coptors

  61. Vikram Subramaniam
    October 1, 2013 at 10:05 am

    I would like to see a review of the Parrot AR Drone.

  62. Doe smith
    October 1, 2013 at 7:48 am

    Smartphone controlled drone

  63. Brandon Starcevic
    October 1, 2013 at 5:26 am

    Vibr...a Drone!

  64. Crystal Marie G. Cañete
    October 1, 2013 at 2:14 am

    I'd really love to read any interesting new found toy gadgets. =)

  65. Mario Loumele Estrañero
    October 1, 2013 at 1:28 am

    Mini-copter! =)

  66. Jordan Long
    September 30, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    The Beewi mini robot!!

  67. Johnna R
    September 30, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    You should review a smartphone controlled drone.

  68. Michael T
    September 30, 2013 at 7:28 pm

    Mini-copter!

  69. Bob
    September 30, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Parrot AR Drone

  70. mohora bogdan sebastian
    September 29, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    mini helicopters whit spy cam on it

  71. Gayle
    September 29, 2013 at 6:29 pm

    You should review any smartphone-controlled helicopters.

    • bodman
      September 30, 2013 at 6:44 pm

      You should review helicopter-controlled smartphones.

  72. abu
    September 29, 2013 at 9:55 am

    An RC car controlled by smartphone

  73. Ellen O
    September 29, 2013 at 2:04 am

    Maybe a spy toy? Is there such a thing? Or else a drone.

  74. William
    September 28, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    Remote-controlled car

  75. David H
    September 28, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Any remote controlled airplane or helicopter.

  76. Maria P
    September 28, 2013 at 7:41 am

    Don't know much about any other :/

  77. Dennis D
    September 28, 2013 at 6:56 am

    Has anyone made a rocket controlled by iphone, the I..CBM?

  78. Raul Jara
    September 28, 2013 at 3:55 am

    I'd like you to review an AR.Drone

  79. Nero T
    September 28, 2013 at 3:42 am

    AquaBotix HydroView. It's looks great.

  80. Elizabeth Matthiesen
    September 28, 2013 at 2:14 am

    Yes, I'd like to see a review of the AR.Drone 2.0 as well.

  81. Marlene V.
    September 28, 2013 at 2:12 am

    drones

  82. Brenda W
    September 28, 2013 at 1:54 am

    remote control car

  83. erik bryant
    September 28, 2013 at 1:52 am

    the spy tank has appeal!

  84. Jack q
    September 28, 2013 at 1:04 am

    I'd like to see a review of a drone

  85. Joanne
    September 27, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    mini drone

  86. Phil H
    September 27, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    Large drones carrying live cameras

  87. Pat D
    September 27, 2013 at 7:42 pm

    mini drones

  88. michael#numbers
    September 27, 2013 at 7:09 pm

    i-H2GO

  89. Lee
    September 27, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    mini drone

  90. Choon K
    September 27, 2013 at 5:52 pm

    Parrot Drone is good ;)

  91. Kim J
    September 27, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    mini drone

  92. Meredith J
    September 27, 2013 at 2:43 pm

    The AR drone

    • Mel C
      September 27, 2013 at 3:50 pm

      AR drone would be a great review

  93. Sara Alvaro
    September 27, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Mini drones

  94. Jonathan S
    September 27, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    A review about the Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 would be nice to read.

  95. Hal Jenner
    September 27, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Parrot AR Drone

  96. Eric S
    September 27, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    To review Philips Hue

  97. Poignant T
    September 27, 2013 at 11:27 am

    please review the iPhone

  98. Antonio I
    September 27, 2013 at 10:13 am

    mini drones1

  99. Cristina M
    September 27, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I would like you to review the Parrot AR or the Phillips Hue. Love your reviews!

  100. Elisabetta S
    September 27, 2013 at 10:03 am

    Review the Parrot AR Drone.

  101. Sergey E
    September 27, 2013 at 10:00 am

    It’s awesome!

  102. Vic Limbo
    September 27, 2013 at 8:15 am

    I like so see more reviews about headphone that is affordable, locally available or available worldwide.

  103. Víctor Cima
    September 27, 2013 at 8:10 am

    You can review the Parrot AR Drone

  104. Alexander Belkov
    September 27, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Mini Drones

  105. Rachel
    September 27, 2013 at 4:32 am

    Has iRobot come out with anything smart phone-controlable? That would be a cool choice.

  106. Mellissa M
    September 27, 2013 at 3:59 am

    I agree with Antonio. Mini drones, for sure!

  107. Roman K
    September 27, 2013 at 1:47 am

    Done stepps, thanks

  108. Alfred Chan
    September 27, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Maybe some smart home system which remote control by mobile phone. :)

  109. Owais Siddiqui
    September 26, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    I would like you guys to review Philips Hue.

  110. Joseph Mark
    September 26, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    All kinds will do!

  111. Dianna T
    September 26, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    This SPHERE

  112. Tristan K
    September 26, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    I'm not sure

  113. Jitendra A
    September 26, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    All of them!

  114. Alessio A
    September 26, 2013 at 8:25 pm

    I do not know... But this sphere is fantastic! Something never seen before! I like it very much. Amazing :)

  115. kim c
    September 26, 2013 at 7:02 pm

    home automation interests me more than a toy

  116. Wendy
    September 26, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Drones

  117. Ascalion
    September 26, 2013 at 5:50 pm

    Something out of the ordinary - I'm not too familiar with what other toys there are, but if they include a sort of game too, that would be awesome!

  118. David L
    September 26, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Aerodromes!

  119. Cheridene B
    September 26, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    a different drone

  120. Elsee
    September 26, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    Dunno about toy, but how about reviewing latest home automation smartphone integration type things?

  121. Travis F
    September 26, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    one of the quad copters

  122. Aravind S
    September 26, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    aerodromes would be nice as well!

  123. Antonio R
    September 26, 2013 at 2:12 pm

    Mini Drones are a fun choice.

  124. Tracy
    September 26, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    The spy tank with night vision is pretty cool ... one of the toys you mentioned in this article: http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/8-cool-smartphone-controlled-toys-you-secretly-desire/

    I'd like to hear more about all of them, though :)

  125. Nick
    September 26, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    There are some remote helicopters that are smartphone controlled.

  126. Nicholas T
    September 26, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    any of them so I can know what to add to my R/C collection.

  127. Stephan H
    September 26, 2013 at 1:37 pm

    The Parrot

  128. Raphael Salgado
    September 26, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    How many more smartphone-controlled toys are there?

  129. Michael
    September 26, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    another type of drone

  130. Baldo S
    September 26, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    bello

  131. John Michael J
    September 26, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Its already been reviewed! :-)

  132. Beh H
    September 26, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    The best smartphone-controlled toy that has to be reviewed, has been reviewed.

  133. Tate S
    September 26, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    Parrot Drone

  134. haravind
    September 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Quadricopter

  135. Wil
    September 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    The Parrot AR drone

  136. Alexandru M.
    September 26, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    The parrot as it has already been mentioned, or the quadricopter... they both seemed very interesting.

  137. Gaurav
    September 26, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Any would do

  138. Uttam S
    September 26, 2013 at 9:31 am

    wow cool gadget bro

  139. Steve Montgomery
    September 25, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    You guys have already done the Parrot, but it'd be great to see an update or possibly a review on another type of drone.

  140. Liju S
    September 25, 2013 at 10:37 pm

    Parrot AR drone

  141. Rhea F
    September 25, 2013 at 9:25 pm

    Quadricopter

  142. Peter H
    September 25, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    A smartphone controlled drone with a camera.

  143. irman
    September 25, 2013 at 8:53 pm

    Parrot drone maybe?

  144. Todd Hochman
    September 25, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    The Parrot AR drone

  145. Todd Hochman
    September 25, 2013 at 6:27 pm

    The Parrot AR drone

  146. Ciprian H
    September 25, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Parrot drone

  147. danny6114
    September 25, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Quadricopters are interesting, especially those with video capabilities.

  148. Eugene Y
    September 25, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    The Parrot AR drone

  149. Mike L
    September 25, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    Parrot drone.

  150. Greg G
    September 25, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    gotta go with the parrot - drone...

  151. Wu Kyin Woo
    September 25, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    May be Robot Pet

  152. Yuval P
    September 25, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    Any drone

  153. Dmitriy S
    September 25, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Parrot AR.Drone

  154. Jens L
    September 25, 2013 at 10:57 am

    I think Parrot drone.
    Thank you for the giveaway!
    I cross my fingers!

  155. Aparna Singh
    September 25, 2013 at 10:03 am

    The Parrot AR drone for me! ^_^

  156. Julian
    September 25, 2013 at 8:08 am

    remote controlled remote control

  157. Adly A
    September 25, 2013 at 6:43 am

    iPhone Controlled Bug

  158. Va D
    September 25, 2013 at 5:10 am

    The Parrot AR.Drone 2.0 is the only other toy I know of.

  159. Al
    September 25, 2013 at 4:54 am

    Remote controlled boat

  160. John C
    September 25, 2013 at 3:10 am

    Another one for The Parrot AR drone.

  161. Vicki H
    September 25, 2013 at 2:49 am

    I'm with Nicole - anything that can clean for me!

  162. DAN J
    September 25, 2013 at 2:27 am

    TV remotes & helicopters.

  163. Jack
    September 25, 2013 at 2:16 am

    I'd REALLY like to see you guys review the Parallax 80000. It looks EPIC!

  164. Shyam S
    September 25, 2013 at 1:53 am

    Parrot Drone :D

  165. Joe P
    September 25, 2013 at 1:34 am

    parrot 2.0

  166. Naama Shalom
    September 25, 2013 at 1:33 am

    a remote controlled TRAIN :-)

  167. Jeff Tish
    September 25, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Remote controlled helicopter.

  168. Jack Craig
    September 25, 2013 at 1:17 am

    AR Drone would be fantastic.

  169. Nichole S
    September 24, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    Is there anything that can clean for me? Lol

  170. Howard Harper
    September 24, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    The Parrot 2 AR drone - I'd really like to see one of your in-depth reviews on that!

  171. ?Ubomír Š
    September 24, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Parrot AR.Drone

  172. mike reader
    September 24, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    Should review one of those remote control helicopters !!

  173. Guillaume P
    September 24, 2013 at 9:34 pm

    I'd be interested in a remote controlled quadropter with support for a DSLR.

  174. Jimmy
    September 24, 2013 at 8:55 pm

    Desk Pet Tankbot

  175. Jonas E
    September 24, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    Parrot AR Drone

  176. Gord M
    September 24, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    How about a remote controlled helicopter.

  177. Boris
    September 24, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    A plane remotely controlled with a smartphone would be amazing. But I don't know if that exists.

  178. King
    September 24, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    Xappr Gaming Pistol,

  179. Ring
    September 24, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    Never used one.

  180. Carl L Smith Jr
    September 24, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    a boat

  181. rock
    September 24, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Havn;t used such things, so i have no ideas

  182. Victor O
    September 24, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Any sort of smartphone toy.

  183. Monica C
    September 24, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    I agree with Henrietta, is there anything out there my 8 year old niece would go crazy for?

  184. Cheryl
    September 24, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Lightspeed IHelicopter

    • Eva D
      September 25, 2013 at 12:54 pm

      Parrot AR Drone

  185. Dorothy H
    September 24, 2013 at 7:10 pm

    helicopter

  186. Wladmilson Veiga
    September 24, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    I would have lots of fun with some of this. Cool

  187. Kendall S
    September 24, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    i think i heard about a small drone controlled by a smartphone, will like your guys to review one and give one away

  188. Garva S
    September 24, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    drone toy i think.

  189. Cesar Palomera
    September 24, 2013 at 6:26 pm

    R/C Wi-Spi Helicopter

  190. Paskal
    September 24, 2013 at 6:08 pm

    Have you guys done review of Parrot Drone? Would like to see it if not yet :)

  191. moorandro
    September 24, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    Helicooopter :D

  192. Angela in Arkansas
    September 24, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Any of them would be awesome.

    • Micha? F
      September 24, 2013 at 10:13 pm

      AR Drone 2 Parrot would be a great to review!

  193. BlaZer
    September 24, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    I know you said "toy" but these seem awesome enough

    Rover Night Vision Spy Tank, Xappr Gaming Pistol, Romo Smartphone Robot and the Lightspeed iHelicopter I think seem great.

  194. Akshay
    September 24, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    Certainly I would love to see a full Review on this> Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

  195. Sampath S
    September 24, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Its really amazing you guys. A perfect review on a product. I learned so many things from your review articles. Keep up the good work guys :)

  196. Sean M
    September 24, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    RC Helicopter

  197. anthony gaussoin
    September 24, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    a drone thingy!

  198. Tiago R
    September 24, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    tank

  199. Travis Z
    September 24, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Drone!

  200. AlexaSr
    September 24, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Helicopter! :D

  201. Susan P
    September 24, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    A flying device

  202. Henrietta
    September 24, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    something fun for teen girls? Would be nice to get gift ideas for my daughter!

  203. Marcelo
    September 24, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    Drone!

  204. Agha
    September 24, 2013 at 3:54 pm

    A quadricopter or a robot.

  205. Howell
    September 24, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    an r/c helicopter

  206. Jasmin
    September 24, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    How about a Parrot AR? :)

  207. Nikita K
    September 24, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    Something that can do something more than just move from one place to another, for example something with an ability to grab objects (if such a thing exists)

  208. Huzefa Shakir
    September 24, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    A Quadcopter!

  209. Ed A
    September 24, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Quadrocopter review would be nice with video, please.

  210. Eugenie
    September 24, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Parrot AR.Drone

  211. Mike D
    September 24, 2013 at 3:06 pm

    Not much direct interest at the moment; "smart" phones are too expensive for my taste these days; I love "frivolous" gadgets, just can't afford them!

  212. Scott H
    September 24, 2013 at 2:53 pm

    that cool

  213. Nicoletta Stephanz
    September 24, 2013 at 2:52 pm

    Romo

  214. Mile Z
    September 24, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Anything

  215. Stoja T
    September 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    BeeWi Mini Robot

  216. Antonio
    September 24, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    Cool!!!!!

  217. Ian
    September 24, 2013 at 2:39 pm

    Drones are cool...

  218. Paolo P
    September 24, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Quadcopter!

  219. Mishaal F
    September 24, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    drone toy

  220. Nikola T
    September 24, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    Helicopter

  221. Andrew Hall
    September 24, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I don't know

  222. JPanneel
    September 24, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    really any submarine toy

  223. Adrian Vasquez
    September 24, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

  224. David
    September 24, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    anything remote controlled, the tank sounds interesting or anything robotic

  225. Rajat K
    September 24, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    BeeWi Mini Robot. :)

  226. Nicolas D
    September 24, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    Would be nice tot have a review of a helikopter of some kind

  227. Liu H
    September 24, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    Parrot AR.Drone 2.0

  228. Ale B
    September 24, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    I would love a review of the powerup 3.0!

  229. Tex
    September 24, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    parrot drone 2.0

  230. Holly Slater
    September 24, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    hubby loves remote controlled gadgets - the more the better.

  231. Anonymous
    September 24, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    BeeWi

  232. Dany B
    September 24, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    I would like you to review the Rover Spy Tank, but any review on android controlled gadgets is fine with me I like reading reviews.

  233. C Sims
    September 24, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Parrot has a "spy tank", I'd like to hear about that!

  234. Marek B
    September 24, 2013 at 1:21 pm

    Helicopter

  235. toneiv
    September 24, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    BeeWi Mini Robot seems really fun.

  236. George
    September 24, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    A remote control sub would be neat! Or BeeWi KickBee.

  237. Josh Roberson
    September 24, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Perhaps a review of one of the RC Heilos?

  238. Andy R
    September 24, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    Helicopters!

  239. Mike Bisceglia
    September 24, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    More gadgets like this, they are super fun!

  240. Lazarus
    September 24, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Anything that can be controlled with a smartphone is good enough, I want a controllable gf/wife if possible.

  241. Steve R
    September 24, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    This phone controlled car concept is new to me. Any similar prize would amaze my sons and grandsons!

  242. Catherine M
    September 24, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Anything - really - hubby loves these!

  243. Kenshi
    September 24, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Me want!

  244. J Newman
    September 24, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    the parrot drone 2.0 would be fun to see ...my buddy is huge into helicopters and has been eyeballing this

  245. Joe
    September 24, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Please review more gyro copters with video cameras.

  246. Syed
    September 24, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    TankBot review would be good :P

  247. Alex B
    September 24, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Pac-Man Racer Chasers

  248. Jamie
    September 24, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Definitely a AR Drone.

  249. Shellie Couch
    September 24, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    Any - I love any reviews you do!

  250. Mary W
    September 24, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    This is new to me so anything out there would be interesting.

  251. AmyDF
    September 24, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    A helicopter. ..I forgot the name..argh!

  252. Marissa Lim
    September 24, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    As a sea lover, I would like to see AquaBotix HydroView getting a review :)

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