Published on Sunday, 19 May 2013 21:29
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Women like to think that all men regardless of age always remain children deep inside and they just might be on to something since we all enjoy playing our favorite game titles alone, with our friends and perhaps more times with unknown people from around the globe (even if they are not right however who am i to argue especially when something works in my favor?). Remote controlled cars used to be amongst my favorite hobbies around 10 years ago (i still own a Mugen 2hp 1/20 RC car) but due to the fact that there aren't that many certified tracks where i live (the nearest one is like 60km away) i lost interest. Then i turned to RC helicopters but since the really good ones were quite large and also needed fuel to run i soon realized that once again i needed to operate them in specific places which were quite far as well (the law doesn't allow people using them on rooftops unfortunately). Such limitations however don't apply for all the small Bluetooth RC Helicopters that have flooded the market lately and one of those is the iConheli by Sandberg which has been in our hands for a full month of testing both indoors and outdoors.
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The iConheli by Sandberg is very similar (both in design and size) to the countless Bluetooth RC Helicopters available in the market, or at least that's the very first impression you get once you see it. Specs-wise the iConheli doesn't really stand out from the crowd since it just offers a 10m control range and features a rather small 160mAh Li-Polymer battery capable of keeping it in the air for just slightly over 7 minutes. What the iConheli excels at is durability thanks to its many flexible/foldable parts so even after taking it out and crash landing it several times it's still able to take off and aside a few scratches on the black canopy it flies just like it did when we first took it out of the box. However unlike most Bluetooth RC Helicopters the iConheli is only compatible with iOS devices like the iPad, iPod Touch and the iPhone and that did not really sit well with us (especially with me since i don't own any Apple devices). So time to take a closer and thorough look at the iConheli by Sandberg to see what it has to offer.