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RC R2-D2 Fridge Actually Brings The Beers To You

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It’s one thing to have an R2-D2 fridge, like the one we wrote about back in 2008. It’s quite another to have one that’s capable of bringing its delicious contents to you at will. The R2-D2 mini fridge from Japan-based company Haier Asia’s AQUA brand is most probably the droid you’ve been looking for, as it’ll roll around wherever you want it to, while making all the appropriate sounds, and delivering its cargo wherever you are in your home. It looks a little slow, and we’re not sure how long the batteries last; we suspect it might have to be kept in a ‘home base’ of sorts while cooling your beer until you need it, since batteries alone wouldn’t cut it. And we don’t know how much it’ll cost either. All we know is it exists, at least in prototype stage, and Haier claims it’ll be available at some point in 2016.

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B-Unstoppable Is A Tank Quadcopter Hybrid With An Awesome Name

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So now you’ve seen every type of quadcopter drone under the sun, from the tiny palm-sized ones to the large professional camera rigs, and all that’s left to do is wait for prices to drop and drop. Or… wait for new companies to cook up new and creative form factors, like the B-Unstoppable pictured above. See, it’s not just a quadcopter drone, it’s also a remote controlled tank! That’s right, when it’s on the ground you can drive the vehicle over rough terrain, and simply take off if it comes across anything too large to drive over. The basic version doesn’t have a camera, but it’s possible to outfit the B-Unstoppable with a 720p camera that shoots at 30fps, as well as a wireless FPV (first person view) system that beams back images as you fly. Getting in on the action will cost you a £55 (about $85USD) pledge for the basic system, while the price goes up to £99 (about $152USD) for the all-inclusive FPV version.

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Deal Of The Day: 41% Off On SKEYE Nano Drone

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The drone rage continues unabated, and prices keep dropping. Think about the fact that you’re looking at an incredibly small remote controlled quadcopter drone that you’ll have to pay only $35 to own. And then read about all the features you get in a $35 package!

Meet the SKEYE Nano Drone, the shockingly agile and tiny flying machine, perfect for airborne stunts (like figure 8s, banking turns, flips, etc) both indoors and out. The Nano Drone provides high thrust, low weight, and has incredibly responsive controls that are complemented by advanced hardware to give the Nano Drone outstanding stability and maneuverability.

– RTF (ready to fly) technology
– 6-axis flight control system w/ adjustable gyro sensitivity
– Extreme portability
– 3 distinct flight modes: beginner, advanced pilots, and seasoned flight veterans
– Stable & easy to fly
– Aerobatic “flip” capability
– LED lights for night flights

When I was a kid, I would have wanted to sell a kidney to own something like this. Today you can have it with one week’s Starbucks budget. We live in exciting times.

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Wallet Drone Fits In Its Controller, Which Fits In Your Pocket

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Drones are getting smaller and smaller. Right now you’re looking at the Wallet Drone, which is small enough to fit inside its own controller, which itself is small enough to fit in a pocket, albeit a little snugly. The rest is pretty standard drone fare, which means it’ll fly for 5-7 minutes, do flips on command, and charge back up in 20 minutes. The fun part is the controller itself has a battery which can charge the drone, so you don’t have to make a trip back home to get it going again. There are even some bright LEDs for night flight. All this in a $40 package seems like a winning proposition. It’s a fully funded crowdfunding campaign, so delivery should happen in July of this year. Super early Christmas gift?

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Krossblade SkyProwler Is One Badass VTOL Drone

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Most drones you hear about these days are in the $100 range. They do flips, maybe there’s a low-res camera on there, but it’s not like you’re looking at anything too serious. The Krossblade SkyProwler on the other hand seems to be the bee’s knees. It’s a Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) drone, which means that you don’t need a runway to have it take to the skies, but once airborne it’s able to fly like a legit plane, rather than a heli. It’s able to switch back and forth between the configurations, so you’ll be flying at up to 83mph one minute, filming the countryside or whatever, only to slow down and hover for a bit when the fancy takes you. The powerful motors give it a payload capacity of 500g (a little more than 1lb.), which is enough for some high quality, gimbal-stabilized cameras. Three 5,000mAh cells give it great endurance of 40 minutes in plane mode, and 24 minutes in helicopter mode. The controller features a high-gain 6dB directional antenna for a range of 1.5 miles (2.4km), with an optional video screen so you can see what it sees.

As you can imagine, since this isn’t a toy, it doesn’t cost toy prices. You can get in on the action with a $699 pledge and a July delivery window, but that doesn’t include all the options. When it hits retail a fully decked out SkyProwler will cost $2,199, so now’s the time to get on the list if you want to save a few dollars.

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Deal Of The Day: 14% Off on SmartPlane, A Smartphone-Controlled RC Plane

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If you’ve always dreamed of flying a plane one day, then you’ll have a blast with SmartPlane. Granted, you won’t be flying people to their destination (it’s a toy plane, after all!), but you’ll be the pilot of your own plane without fear of injury in case you don’t perfect either your landing or takeoff.

The SmartPlane is smarter than your average remote-controlled plane for a number of reasons. Its fully proportional rudder helps make those turns easier, while the intuitive app and gyroscope tilt controls makes it easier to control the plane with your smartphone.

The SmartPlane is available for $59.99.

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X9 Follow Electric Caddy Replaces Real Person, Frees Your Hands And Shoulders

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Golfing alone can be fun and relaxing, but there’s always that heavy bag of clubs to carry around with you from hole to hole. And while caddies are great, maybe you want to remain truly solo. That’s where the X9 Follow comes in. It’s a portable electric device that carries your bag for you, and follows you around wherever you go. You just take it out from your car trunk, connect the battery, pair the remote, attach your bag and go. As long as you have the remote on your body, it’ll follow you around a few paces behind. When you reach your hole, place the remote on the X9 and it’ll stay put. It’s able to go uphill and downhill with no problem, and will even let you remote control it manually.

The X9 is not a new product; robotic caddies have been around for some time. But there are a host of new features that make this one stand out from its predecessors. But as you can imagine, this sort of convenience comes at a price: $3,250! Well… golfing is a rich person’s sport, so we’re not altogether surprised.

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Watch These Two RC Copters Lift A Full Grown Woman Off The Ground

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We had no idea that remote controlled helicopters could carry this much payload. Watch the video below as two remote controlled helis easily lift a woman off the floor, and carry her around a few feet. Yes, to be honest, the video is a little painful to watch (especially halfway through), but it’s also impressive. We don’t know much about the company behind the stunt, other than they’re German and appear to assemble these machines themselves. Maybe. Or maybe they make videos of themselves flying these things acrobatically. We’re not sure because the website is a little dense and unclear. But we don’t really care in the end, because all we really wanted to do was to show you the video below.

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Mini Flying TARDIS: Not Bigger On the Inside, But Still Awesome

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Owning this mini flying TARDIS won’t transform you into Doctor Who, but it will make you the coolest Whovian on the block. This flying R/C TARDIS is unlike your regular toy helicopter or quadcopter in terms of appearance, but you’ll be able to fly it with no problem at all if you’ve flown other R/C toys before.

The miniature TARDIS measures 3 inches in height and takes off and lands vertically. Aside from flying it, you’ll also be able to control its spin.

The Doctor Who R/C Flying TARDIS is available online for $49.99.

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