Desk Pets TankBot: Tiny $25 Motorized Toys Controlled by an Android or iPhone


The number of self-propelled toys controlled by smartphones continues to grow and become more affordable. The latest entry is the $24.99 TankBot that can be remotely controlled by iOS (iPhone, iPod touch and iPad) and Android devices.

Desk Pets Tankbot

The TankBot consists of a tiny vehicle on motorized treaded tracks and a transceiver that plugs into an smartphone’s headphone jack. Desk Pets has free remote control apps for both the iPhone (and iPad) and Android.

DeskPets (iTunes App Store)

DeskPets (Android Market)

The TankBot can also roam about in an autonomoous mode. Infrared sensors enables it to avoidd collisions with walls. The TankBot has a retractable USB charger that gives it 15 minutes of power after a 40 minute charge.


Video courtesy of DeskPets

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