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

An RC Snowplow Lets You Shovel Your Driveway From Your Living Room

This six-wheel-drive remote control robot snow plow is the best thing to happen to snowy mornings since able-bodied kids desperate for an allowance. Powered by six 24-volt 127RPM electric motors, its 52-inch wide blade can clear a sidewalk in one pass, and your driveway in no time, all from the comfort of inside your… » 2/10/14 11:20am 2/10/14 11:20am

LED Blades Turn This RC Toy Helicopter Into an Airborne Messenger

Sometimes well-placed propaganda is the strongest weapon of all. So the folks at Brando have come across what could be the most dangerous RC toy ever devised, armed with an extra spinning rotor that displays custom messages. Because a foam arrow to the eye doesn't hurt nearly as much as the revelation that "Jason… » 12/02/13 6:20pm 12/02/13 6:20pm

A Cheetah-Like Tail Lets This RC Car Make Sharp Turns Without Rolling

Cheetahs aren't just the fastest animal on land; they can also turn on a dime thanks to a long tail that serves as a counterbalance when cornering. So it makes perfect sense that if you want to improve the handling of a man-made vehicle, you'll slap a cheetah-like tail on the back. And that's exactly what researchers… » 11/12/13 12:40pm 11/12/13 12:40pm