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The Brookstone Rover 2.0 App-Controlled Wireless Spy Tank

The Amazing App controlled Spy Tank
The Amazing App controlled Spy Tank

It’s wrong to say that we are gadget lovers, we are actually gadget fanatics. And all gadget fanatics love the concept of a Wireless Spy TANK….. That’s right a tank.

Introducing the Rover 2.0. At first glance this seems right out of a James Bond movie. This 10 inch tank on wheels is controlled by your compatible Android or iPhone or Ipad device (you need to download a free app from the App store). You navigate with on-screen controls or “steer” using your control device’s accelerometer which is a lot of fun.

The Rover generates it’s on Wi-Fi signal and does not need your home network. The stated wireless range is up to 200 ft. unobstructed, and 100 ft. around walls and into other rooms, meaning you can drive this thing far away from you by looking at the images on your tablet or phone. How cool is that?

As if that is not enough, you can see in the dark using the Rovers night vision, stream and record videos and photographs and post to Facebook, YouTube or twitter right from the device. The fun doesn’t end there, there are headlights and two-way audio meaning you can drive this thing to the kitchen and ask “mommy” for snacks.

The potential is limitless here and it is just so much fun. This will make a very cool holiday or vacation gadget for everyone to try out. Please sound off in the comments section about your cool Rover stories. We have this at http://www.gizmotakeout.com for a special introductory price of 29.99 $ for a week.

Happy Holidays all!!!

Features:

  1. Drive it with your iPad®, iPhone® or iPod touch® device, or with      Android™ smart phones and tablets
  2. See in the dark using Rover’s built-in night vision
  3. Stream and record live video and stills
  4. Upload videos and stills to Facebook, YouTube and Twitter right from the App
  5. Control the angle of the video camera remotely
  6. Its wide-angle lens captures more of its surroundings
  7. Listen to sound from Rover’s travels and transmit your own audio      back through Rover’s built-in speaker.
  8. Navigate with on-screen controls or “steer” using your control      device’s accelerometer
  9. Built-in headlights can be controlled remotely
  10. Wireless range up to 200 ft. unobstructed, 100 ft. around walls and      into other rooms
  11. Free App from the iTunes® App Store and Google Play
  12. Warning: Choking hazard due to small parts. For ages 14 years old and up with adult supervision.
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The Tech-vacation: Gadgets can make your vacation more enjoyable

The Ipad Mini: An excellent vacation companion
The Ipad Mini: An excellent vacation companion

Most people dream of a vacation without any technologies, no Blackberry, no laptops, no pagers, no cellphones, just you and nature. Unfortunately we always take every gadget we can think of on every vacation. Worse still we use them and then feel guilty of ruining our holidays. Sounds familiar right?

We are coining a new word the “tech-vacation”. This refers to using gadgets during vacations to enhance the vacation experience. Yes gadget lovers, your gadgets are part of your vacation and you use it to your heart’s content and feel happy about it.

Let me describe our family’s latest tech-vacation, and how wonderful it felt

  1. The adults got an Ipad Mini to try out. We got to read our E Books on the Nook App on that gorgeous screen. Casual surfing, You-Tube videos, Angry Birds all completed the experience. The experience of using a new gadget was priceless.
  2. The older child typically is a clinger; he just stays stuck to us. He got a Vinci 2 tab to try out. Our joy was endless watching him play Fruit Ninjas. We even enjoyed the tab ourselves with the adults section which kids cannot access. Then he played some more pre-installed games.
  3. Every one shared the Nook Tablet especially when we visited the local Barnes and Nobles.

This was an outstanding vacation, without any guilt. The technologies tried were new and kept us engaged when we were not on the beach. In between we got some work done too. So may we recommend the tech-vacation to all? Just get your gadgets from http://www.gizmotakeout.com and enjoy your vacation.We look forward to your comments for more ideas of gadgets to take on our next vacation.