Ball Dropping RC Chopper Just Revolutionized the Game of FetchS

Until recently, playing fetch was just about the laziest way you could interact with a dog. But it's since been trumped by this iPhone controlled helicopter that's able to drop a tennis ball payload up to thirty feet away. Why kill your arm throwing when a few simple touchscreen gestures can keep your pup entertained for hours?

Unfortunately, the iStrike Shuttle is only rated for about five minutes of flight time after a lengthy 60 minutes of charging. And that's probably shortened even further with a payload on board. For $130 you'd expect it to be able to entertain a dog for at least half an hour. And perform other unpleasant pet owner related duties on top of that. [Hammacher Schlemmer via The Green Head]