What Dexim's tiny AppSpeed Monster Truck lacks in actual car crushing prowess, it makes up in Apple device compatibility -- and that's gotta account for something, right? The little RC car can be controlled by users' iPhones, iPads or iPod touches, with the help of the company's iOS app, utilizing the devices' built-in accelerometer for 360 degree control of the Monster Truck. The car will be available for $69. As for the app, that will be offered for free through iTunes. Video and PR after the break, break, break.
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Dexim Announces New AppSpeed iOS-controlled Vehicle
AppSpeed lets iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch devices wirelessly control new Dexim iOS-controlled monster truck
(Ontario, CA – September 7, 2011) – Dexim (www.dexim.net), a leader in consumer electronics accessories, announces AppSpeed, a motion-control iOS application for Dexim's new radio-controlled (RC) vehicles. The first AppSpeed vehicle in the product offering, the AppSpeed Monster Truck, is compatible with all iPad ™, iPhone ™ and iPod Touch ™ models and is controlled wirelessly from a corresponding free application.
Using the free iTunes download, the AppSpeed Monster Truck can be controlled through multiple functions. The traditional touch sensor mode controls the truck from the Apple devices' touch screen, while the gravity sensor allows the user to direct the Monster Truck by simply gyrating their device, taking advantage of the built-in accelerometer. Each function gives complete, 360 degree control over the truck's movement and speed for up to 50 feet (15 meters) whether indoors or out. The AppSpeed is also equipped with three pre-set modes that allow the user to automatically zigzag, spin or dance their vehicle to music.
"The AppSpeed Monster Truck shows Dexim's commitment to fun and accessible technology," said Laconia Cheng, Managing Director of Dexim. "This is just the first of many exciting products that will use the AppSpeed to blend functional design and entertainment value."
Initially available in black and red, the AppSpeed Monster Truck includes a custom-built radio frequency (RF) transmitter and a quick-charging battery pack (batteries sold separately). A USB charging cable is also provided to allow for convenient recharging via USB or wall outlet at home or on-the-go. Looking ahead, Dexim will expand the AppSpeed-controlled vehicle line to sport and race cars, as well as other vehicles and devices.
Available at www.dexim.net and www.amazon.com, with future availability at Best Buy in fall 2011, the AppSpeed Monster Truck retails for $69.99, with corresponding app available for free from iTunes. More information about the AppSpeed and AppSpeed Monster Truck can be found at www.dexim.net.