Toys that are controlled by a smartphone are the new cool tech toys that everyone wants. Remote controlled toys are cool, but app remote controlled toys are in another league. These toys are really impressive not just to kids but even to parents, and most families these days have an iPad or Android tablet or access to downloaded apps through their smartphones. Developers are fostering the latest craze by connecting toys to smart technology and letting kids use their mobiles as controllers. Here are the 10 coolest app remote controlled toys available today that parents and kids will have so much fun with.
The Parrot Mini Drone Jumping Sumo is one of the best remote control toys for kids that you control with your iPad, tablet or smart phone. It has so many cool features such as the ability to make a 360-degree turn instantaneously, while also having the ability to leap onto your kitchen table. This 2-wheel toy is one of the most versatile toys around and would be an awesome present for anyone.
The Anki Overdrive is an amazing remote control car racing game. This kit comes with its very own ready-to-assemble race track where two app remote control cars can go head-to-head against one another. Through your iPad, tablet or smart phone, you will be able to launch virtual projectiles against the other car to gain an advantage.
Romo: Your Robot Friend is a programable robot that holds your iPhone or iPod Touch and turns this toy into a trainable robotic pet. The base has tracks that moves it around like a remote controlled car and kids will have great fun playing and learning with it.
The PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane is the first smartphone controlled toy electric paper airplane, which only requires that you know how to properly fold a paper airplane! The kit initially comes with a Bluetooth headset-like device and a mini-sized propeller and rudder that is easy to install on any paper airplane. Once installed, you’re smart phone allows you to become the pilot.
The Griffin Help TC is another cool app controlled helicopter that uses an iPhone or iPod as the controller. Once fully charged, this helicopter flies at unbelievable distances and is a different type of iPhone accessory that can generate hours of fun.
The Rover 2.0 App Controlled Wireless Spy Tank known as Rover Revolution is indeed one of the coolest toys out there as it features two cameras, a microphone and all-terrain wheels. With this toy, you can cover long distances while seeing what the toy sees in real-time and communicate with whoever it approaches.
The Parrot MiniDrone Rolling Spider is an app controlled drone that glides effortlessly over long distances. This toy drone also comes with wheels and has the ability to drive on floors and walls with its wheels and propeller.
Ollie by Sphero is a remote controlled toy built for all-terrain travel. The Ollie is built to withstand punishment from running into walls, rocks and concrete slabs to name a few. You can do numerous tricks and jumps through the app and even get replaceable tires.
The WowWee Robotic Enhanced Vehicles comes in a bundle pack of two toy cars. The first, you can control with your mobile device while the second acts as a drone that combats the first vehicle with a multitude of strikes. To control your cars ability to strike back, the toy’s application allows numerous attack programs that you can utilize to combat the drone.
One very interesting toy is the MOTO TC Rally, which is an iPhone remote control car. It allows virtual and real-time racing through the control of your iPhone or iPad. The car has impact sensors that detect virtual damage and notifies you via your mobile device. Its mobile application presents you with so many ways to drive that is astounding to say the least.
Samantha Kotey is the editor for AvatarGeneration and has a background in educational technology and virtual worlds. A mom of two, she is passionate about all things related to toys and technology.