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27Sep/110

app controlled spy rover

somebody needs to buy me this for christmas, although my dog is going to hate it, controlled by an iPhone or iPad app and working wirelessly over 100ft through walls, or 200ft without, you can drive this thing around whilst seeing what it see's on the screen of your idevice. can't think of any use I'd have for it other than fooling around but seems like a great waste of $149.99. The control app is a free download and runs on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch.

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20Jan/100

Not quite what I expected from Parrot

Parrot AR DroneBut ace, it's a new remote control helicopter from Parrot (yes the car bluetooth people wtf?) Called the AR.Drone, it's a “quadricopter” that can be controlled and viewed with an IPhone through a WiFi connection.

What really sets this apart is that you can control it with your IPhone using the accelerometers which will sense which way you tip the phone and maneuver the AR.Drone accordingly. The quadricopter also has a couple of cameras on board, one for “seeing” what the AR.Drone sees real-time through the iPhone, but also another camera on the bottom which can track speed and help the ‘copter maintain a still flight.

As if that’s not enough Parrot has also released an open platform allowing developers to create augmented reality games through the iPhone for the AR.Drone. No details on pricing or release date yet but it's likely to be this year.

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5Jan/100

iphone clothes

Speck Fitted

Speck Fitted IPhone Case

Been meaning to pick one of these up for a while and finally shelled out for one. It's a hard shell with a fabric covered back. Got the Houndstooth one (bottom on the pic) and I have to say I'm impressed, this is properly stylin... not dropped the thing yet but I'm fairly sure it could take a fairly decent knock... best cover I've seen in ages, might have to get the other two designs now too... more over at www.speckproducts.com

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