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Gymkhana Driving Is Somehow Even More Impressive With Tiny RC Cars

There’s a good reason Ken Block’s gymkhana videos have racked up millions of YouTube views: they show off an extreme level of driving skill that most of us can only dream about. Drifting RC cars is a slightly more achievable and affordable goal, but it still must take untold hours of practice to reach the skill level of the drivers controlling these tiny drifters.


Report: The Apple TV Remote Is Getting A Touch Pad

Like most of Apple’s products, the Apple TV remote is a thing of simple elegance. But despite the company’s long-held view that most remote controls are too complicated, the New York Times reports that the next Apple TV remote will be far bigger — even including a touch pad.


An Onboard Camera Makes It Feel Like You're Driving This RC Batmobile

Few of us have the financial resources to build a Batmobile that does everything the ones in the movies can do. Or even a full-scale replica that just drives, for that matter. But if you can scrape together a thousand bucks, you can easily get your hands on this 1:12-scale remote control Tumbler toy that includes a tiny built-in camera that makes you feel like you’re sitting in the cockpit.


An RC Train That Delivers Tissues When You're Too Sick To Get Up

Briefly: You might not think you need a remote control tissue box designed to look like a Japanese subway train. But think back to the last time you were sick, and just getting out of bed felt more challenging than running a marathon. Now you see why $US34 for an RC train that can deliver tissues right to where you’ve crashed is definitely money well spent. [Japan Trend Shop]


Dry Ice And LEDs Make Drifting RC Cars Look Even More Realistic

It’s almost impossible to get tired of watching tiny RC cars being skilfully drifted around a scale-model track, but Falken Tires ups the ante with the addition of extensive LED lighting kits on these racers, and some dry ice to help create the illusion there’s actual rubber being burned.


You Can Already Pre-Order That Flapping, Flying, RC Pterodactyl

Just over a month after we first stumbled across PaulG Toys’ flying pterodactyl at Toy Fair 2015, the unique remote control toy is available for pre-order via a Kickstarter campaign. And early backers can get the pterodactyl and a wireless controller with a donation of just $US250 if they’re confident the crowdfunding campaign will be a success.


A Flying Star Destroyer Drone Looks Terrifying As It Descends From Above

If the opening shot of Star Wars emphasised one thing, it’s that the Empire’s Star Destroyers are gigantic imposing spaceships that everyone in the galaxy should fear. The same goes for Oliver C’s lastest quadcopter creation: a flying Star Destroyer that looks just as intimidating as it descends on you from above. And the loud whine from those four electric motors and propeller blades doesn’t help.


Fishing Is Even Lazier When You Use An RC Boat

Using a remote control mower to cut your lawn? That’s working smarter, not harder. Using a remote control boat to troll your favourite fishing spot? That’s just making a lazy sport even lazier — which, of course, is awesome. Why struggle with wrangling a long fishing pole at the crack of dawn when you can simply troll using a wireless controller?


These R/C Cars Drift So Much Better Than You Ever Will

Video: Drifting R/C cars isn’t a completely new pasttime, but there’s still something magical about watching a trio of R/C cars go flying off a jump — sideways. It’s everything you ever wasted your childhood trying to achieve, but done by grown-ups with far more skill.


RC Hulk Does Exactly What Kids Want Him To: Smash Stuff

As Marvel’s most wantonly destructive character, there’s only one feature kids are really looking for when they ask their parents for a Hulk toy. It has to smash stuff, and it has to smash stuff repeatedly until they get tired of smashing stuff. It’s a simple list of demands, and JAKKS Pacific has met every one of them with its new, and aptly-named, RC Hulk Smash.