Tired of regular remote controlled vehicles that only race around on the ground? How does a wall climbing RC car sound to you? The folks over at iHelicopters.net have announced the launch of its iPhone Controlled Wall Climbing Car iW500. Using the opposite principle of the hovercraft, the iW500 creates a sealed vacuum between itself and the surface it’s on, which allows it to move along virtually any smooth surface – even the underside of a table or the ceiling of a house.
It is controlled by an iPhone app (free download from the Apple App Store) that communicates with the car via a plug in IR transmitter. Users can control the car with the iPhone’s Gyroscope and onscreen controls. The car features working head and rear lights (so you can play in the dark) and has a play time of 8-10 minutes (it takes 30 minutes for a full charge). It is available now for $59.95. Check out the video demonstration to see it in action: