Choose your Deskpet to control
Here at Firebox HQ we’ve seen our fair share of remote controlled gadgets. Some move about on wheels, some on tracks, some on a cushion of air; but they all share one thing in common. They all need a remote control. Well not the App Control Desk Pets
Choose between Tankbot
(speedy), or Skitterbot
(slightly scary). Each has three different operating modes: the first sends your Desk Pet beeping and flashing away in a world of its own, oblivious to its surroundings; the second mode lets you turn your own smartphone into a remote control
; and the third lets your Desk Pet discover the world all on its own!
Full control from the App
How? Well, advanced optical navigation technology
allows Desk Pets to feel their way around obstacles and work out where to move next. Set them to work in a maze of baked bean tins, or just let them pootle around the living room. Their collection of sounds and light-up eyes should always let you know where they are. But never mind that; did we mention you can use your own smartphone as the remote control?
Optical navigation technology
That’s right; all you need to do is download the Desk Pet App
(for free) and then plug the supplied dongle into your smartphone’s headphone socket. Then simply use the touchscreen controls to guide your App Control Desk Pets around. No battery-sapping Bluetooth, or wireless technology required!
When the power runs out, just flip out the USB connector
in the back of your Desk Pet and plug it into the nearest USB port. Around 40 minutes should give you up to 15 minutes of play time. With a top speed of 1ft per second they’re even fast enough to race
. And there’s no need to take them outside to do their business either. Now that’s a perfect pet.
Tankbots available (L-R): Blue, Orange, Black and Green
Trekbots available (L-R): Clear, Black, and Yellow
Skitterbots available (L-R): Blue and Clear