$50 kit to be available in June
It seems like a lot of different companies are getting in on the smartphone-controlled device game. ARCHOS announced its own series of home regulation devices earlier today. Belkin has its own thing along the same lines.
Although it's not exactly home automation, Tailor Toys LLC will have a smartphone-controlled device all its own to show off at CES next week. A module contained in the PowerUp 3.0 paper airplane conversion kit will turn a paper plane, which you can make yourself, into a smartphone-controlled beast--at least for ten minutes.
It works through a Bluetooth 4.0/Bluetooth Smart connection and Android 4.3 or higher (and iOS).
A tilt of the phone will control the plane's rudder, allowing steering of the plane. Propeller speed can be adjusted via a touchscreen interface, controlling the plane's altitude. It has a range of 180 feet.
The company launched a Kickstarter campaign to finance the PowerUp 3.0. It has raised almost $840,000 so far.
A 1,000 mAh rechargeable Li-ion battery also comes in the package.
It carries a manufacturer's suggested retail price of $50 and should be available in June.
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