If you prefer your robots a little more terrestrial, there's Desk Pets' CarBot, a buggy that can do tricks, navigate mazes, and race with -- or fire on -- your buddies. The cars can be controlled by a free app installed on any iOS or Android Device, and allow up to four players to duke it out in multiple play modes. For mayhem lovers the most popular may be "battle," allowing you to fire on rival cars to disable them, along with a personality mode for freestyling and a drift 'n' race option. There's even a maze mode, in which the tiny wheeled bots use their infrared sensors to avoid objects with "military precision," according to the company. The built-in battery will give you 25 minutes of playtime for every 45 minutes of USB-based juicing, and each CarBot will set you back $30. Check out the PR and video after the break to let the rolling deathmatch commence.
The perfect holiday gift, CarBot features smartphone control and four battle modes, all for under $30
Hong Kong – (Aug. 1, 2012) – Desk Pets International (HK) Limited, launches the new CarBot. CarBot is programmed with four interactive modes: Drift 'n' Race mode, Battle mode for multi-player fun, Maze mode, and Personality mode. All CarBots are fully controllable by your Apple iOS or Android mobile device.
The CarBot remote control car for iPhone and Android comes in four colors – red, blue, orange and green. CarBots can be set to battle mode for multi-player battle via infrared sensors. Each CarBot can be set to A, B, or C frequency for battles between CarBots. In battle mode players can use the fire button to disable the opponent's CarBot. The Drift 'n' Race mode allows for full speed racing and drifting. In maze mode CarBots can successfully navigate mazes and avoid obstacles. In personality mode makes the CarBot go crazy drifting, speeding, and spinning with lights and sounds. CarBots can also be set to mute for noiseless play.
Each CarBot comes with an iDesk Pets universal remote dongle that easily plugs into the
headphone jack of your mobile device. Users can fully control the CarBot with their iOS or
Android device by downloading the Desk Pet's free mobile device application that turns the
device into an infrared remote controller.
Each CarBot smartphone toy is chargeable via USB; 40 minutes of charge equals 25 minutes of play.
The CarBot is available for $29.99. To learn more about Desk Pets International (HK) Limited go to www.mydeskpets.com.
About Desk Pets International:
Founded in 2009 Desk Pets International (HK) Limited creates innovative and environmentally
friendly micro-robotic toys and gadgets. The creator of TankBot, SkitterBot and TrekBot, Desk Pets is already making an impact on the toy market. Desk Pets won the Popular Science Toy of the Year Award in 2011 for the TankBot. Desk Pets is committed to creating highly interactive micro-robotic toys at an extremely affordable price. For more information, please visit www.mydeskpets.com.