The MQ-27 Dragonfire drone is one of the more interesting vehicles in Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The unmanned flying drone appears in the mission Protect P.O.T.U.S. and is also usable in Strike Forcemissions and Multiplayer matches.
Today, a remote controlled version of the MQ-27 appeared on the FCC, winning approval for its use of the 2.4GHz band. The device, pictured above and below, is similar in appearance to Parrot’s AR. Drone, although the MQ-27 lacks some of the features offered by Parrot, such as video recording and iOS-based controls.
The MQ-27 drone comes with a remote control that features two joysticks, as well as pitch controls. The device also ships with a display stand and USB charging cord. The drone holds a 400 mAh battery.
We have yet to find a release date for the MQ-27 drone as a stand-alone toy, but the device will be released as part of the $180 Call of Duty: Black Ops II “Care Package” which should be available on November 13th.
Touted as potentially the hottest toy of 2012 by CNet, Combat Creatures’ Attacknid robot has generated a ton of hype over the past several months. And it’s pretty easy to see why. Attacknids are spider-like remote controlled robots that…well…fight with each other. Attacknids can fire discs, darts and spheres and once a robot gets hit three times it shuts down automatically.
Today, Combat Creatures’ Attacknid made its way through the FCC. The device’s remote control (below) won approval for the use of the 2.4GHz band, although we didn’t see any filings for the Attacknid robot itself.
Combat Creatures’ hasn’t announced an official release date for the Attacknid, but today’s FCC filing suggests that the robot is on schedule for a release this holiday season.
This bizarre-looking copter from U Dream Cheeky made an appearance on the FCC today. The toy features two main rotors and two side-mounted rotors, giving consumers an alternative to the traditional helicopter design. Known as the iStrike Shuttle, the toy sports Bluetooth connectivity and is controlled by your favorite iOS device. However, the iStrike app is not yet available on Apple’s App Store.
The iStrike Shuttle features a 500mAh battery, which is about half the size of the battery in Parrot’s AR Drone. The device recharges via USB.
No word yet on pricing or availability. You can see U Dream Cheeky’s iStrike Shuttle FCC application here.
The FCC isn’t all about phones and routers. Thanks to a filing by HotWheels today, we get a look at some of the wonderful toys that will be released in tandem with the final chapter of the Dark Knight series, The Dark Knight Rises.
FCC filings show Bat-toys which look similar to the Bat-vehicles that were spotted in New York City during filming of The Dark Knight Rises. Interestingly, the flying Bat vehicle, which was previously identified as the “Batwing,” appears to be simply named “The Bat.” The other toys include the Tumber, a tank-like vehicle, and the Bat-Pod motorcycle.
According to HotWheels’ filing, these toys will be remote controlled vehicles with wheels (unfortunately, The Bat doesn’t fly). Also, all three appear to be quite small like other HotWheels toys…too bad, it would have been fun to drive a larger Tumbler around the office.
Kids love to play with gadgets, but who wants a child’s grubby little fingers on their smartphone? Enter the Cell Com 200, from Kawasaki.
This device looks like a BlackBerry, but it’s really just a cheap walkie talkie. The screen is fake and the buttons don’t really do anything, except for the push-to-talk button on the left.
I don’t know why Kawasaki picked such an old BlackBerry to imitate with the Cell Com 200. If I had a fake BlackBerry, I’d want a fake BlackBerry Storm 2. But I supposed the Cell Com 200 can go a long way to entertaining your kids, while protecting your real smartphone.
What could make your Hello Kitty watch more fun? Turn it into a walkie talkie. This device from your pals at JP Products Co., hides a walkie talkie behind the cat’s head. Just hold down the talk button and talk into the cat’s face, and you’re all set.
Sure, you’re not going to be inconspicuous with a cat on your wrist, but you will be able to stay in touch with all of your fellow Hello Kitty-loving friends.