Somehow This Tiny RC Tractor Looks Incredibly Fun To Play With

When you're an adult who drives on a regular basis, you fantasize about fast cars and other high-performance vehicles. But when you're a kid, who doesn't get to drive at all, even mundane vehicles like garbage trucks and buses are exciting. So while the thought of a tiny RC tractor might be hard for you to get excited… » 11/21/14 10:21am Friday 10:21am

There's Now a Murdered Out All-Black Version of Sphero's Ollie

If the Ollie's white and blue color scheme seems a little too cutesy for you to take it seriously as an RC toy, Sphero has finally released the Darkside version with everything—including the body, the wheels, and even the charging cable—completely murdered out in an all-black finish. » 11/18/14 8:36am 11/18/14 8:36am

A Flying RC Car That's as Easy To Pilot as It Is To Drive

There was once a time when flying an RC plane cost thousands of dollars and required months of practice to avoid accidentally destroying your investment. That's no longer the case, because for just $60 Hot Wheels' new Street Hawk puts you at the controls of a bona-fide remote control plane that's surprisingly easy to… » 11/13/14 12:35pm 11/13/14 12:35pm

Remote Control Spotify From Your Phone or Tablet

Spotify just unlocked a new feature in its mobile apps for Android and iOS—the ability to control the music playing in the desktop application from a mobile phone or tablet, assuming you're a premium user and your devices are all on the same network. As we'll show you, you can get it set up and start listening in just… » 11/07/14 2:32pm 11/07/14 2:32pm

You Can Fly This Impossibly Tiny Drone Even If You Live In a Closet

Can an RC toy still be considered fun when you can no longer see it? That's the question Swann's new Xtreem Atom Mini Drone brings to mind because with rotors just 1.25-inches long, you have to wonder if eventually these tiny flying toys will be as small as mosquitoes, and as equally difficult to spot. » 10/28/14 11:54am 10/28/14 11:54am

A Tiny RC Skateboard That Can Halfpipe Better Than You

Unless your name is Tony Hawk or your likeness has been featured in his endless series of skateboarding games, you probably can't pull a trick on a half-pipe as well as these tiny remote-controlled skateboards can. But that's ok, because if you stick to playing with these toys instead of the real thing, you're… » 10/14/14 5:52pm 10/14/14 5:52pm

A Remote Control Cooler Lets You Throw a Party From Your Hammock

It might already be September but there are still a few more weeks of summer to enjoy, especially with the kids back in school. So take a Friday off, throw a huge pool party for the office, and put a couple of Pepsi's remote control coolers to work delivering drinks and tunes to all of your guests. » 9/04/14 1:00pm 9/04/14 1:00pm

You Might Accidentally Swallow the World's Smallest RC Helicopter

At what point does a flying remote control toy become too small? Bandai's new Pico-Falcon is just 1.8 inches in length and looks like it can be flown and maneuvered inside a cupboard with enough skill. But it also looks like the slightest breeze could send it careening out of control—"Nobody cough or sneeze, I'm… » 9/03/14 9:14am 9/03/14 9:14am

A Videogame Controller Designed To Operate Construction Equipment

In the world of remote control airplanes, it was found that kids who grew up playing video games were far more adept at piloting the small aircraft after spending their childhood honing their hand-eye coordination skills with game controllers. And that's the same idea behind the SafetySense controller from Humanistic… » 5/26/14 8:00pm 5/26/14 8:00pm

DJI Phantom 2 Vision+ Review: Buttery Smooth Quadcopter Video

DJI has been making remote-control quadcopters for years. Originally, you had to strap your GoPro to it, but last year DJI introduced the Phantom 2 Vision, which had its own integrated camera system. It was pretty sweet, but every tiny turn you took your video shook enough to scramble your viewer's brain. » 4/06/14 8:00pm 4/06/14 8:00pm

Blink and You'll Miss This 188 MPH RC Car

Last week Samvir Thandi blew our minds with a model rocket car that hit 285 mph. But it was basically just a rocket engine with wheels that you aimed—hopefully accurately—and fired. Nick Case's remote control speed demons actually have electric motors, and his latest creation—quite possibly the world's fastest RC car » 3/27/14 3:40pm 3/27/14 3:40pm

You Can Finally Buy That Flying Fire-Breathing RC Dragon (For $60,000)

Thanks to Game of Thrones, dragons are en vogue again. And Hammacher Schlemmer is capitalizing on their renewed popularity by letting you buy one of Rick Hamel's amazing flying RC dragons. In the air it can hit a top speed of around 70 mph, and on the ground it actually breathes fire. What more could anyone ever want? » 3/21/14 11:00am 3/21/14 11:00am

A Remote Control Sofabed For Your Laziest Houseguests

Like Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, sofabeds put two wonderful things into one even awesomer package. People like sitting, and people like sleeping—it's the perfect combo. So how could a sofabed possibly ever be improved? With an electric mechanism that automatically unfolds and retracts the mattress, with the cushions… » 3/07/14 3:20pm 3/07/14 3:20pm

Maybe This 1/4 Scale Robocop Figure Is Too Realistic

If the recent RoboCop remake has made you extra nostalgic for the original films, this 1:4-scale figure should provide you with all of the fond memories you need. In fact, with 30 points of articulation, and a face painted with a multi-layer technique that even shows veins beneath the skin, from a distance you might… » 2/17/14 10:20am 2/17/14 10:20am