I received the Sky Viper QuadCopter and other products in order to facilitate my post. All thoughts and words are my own.
Remote control…. The technology was still a bit limited back then, though, as most of our R/C products were tethered by cords running from the controller to the car. Even once they graduated to cordless controls they were still a bit clunky – but of course still very fun!
Innovation never stops, though, and today’s R/C toys are pretty amazing. Some of them, like the remote-controlled Sky Viper QuadCopter, are even a little mind-blowing. Four-blade copters are one of the hottest trends in the remote control market right now and they’re finally available to the mass market.
The Sky Viper QuadCopter is the biggest and most technologically-advanced option out there. It has hobby-grade precision and computer-controlled 6-axis gyro and acceleromete stabilization make this an impressive toy. The Sky Viper QuadCopter measures 16″ diagonally blade-to-blade and is constructed for both indoor and outdoor use. So if the weather outside is frightful, kids don’t have to give up the fun.
Both my husband and I were really surprised at how light the foam body and carbon fiber frame is. But even though it’s lightweight it’s designed to hold up to lots of aerial tricks like flips and barrel rolls that you can execute with a single button. And with three difficulty settings, from beginner to advanced, the whole family can enjoy playing with it at their individual skill levels.
The rechargeable lithium polymer battery has an included fast-charging A/C adapter and it is seriously fast-charging. I want to say it only took about 10 minutes which is awesome when you have an excited kid jumping around, ready to play with their new toy. Once it was charged we took it outside and had some serious fun flying it, even though it was a bit of a windy day.
It was kind of funny, because when Ashley heard what we’d been playing with, she had lots of questions. She is part of Big Brother, Big Sister, and her Little Brother had asked for this exact toy for Christmas. We were able to let her come check it out while she was home on break so she could make a decision for herself, and now someone else is going to be a Sky Viper QuadCopter pilot at Christmas!
Bubbles is seriously under the ages 12 and up recommendation that the Sky Viper comes with. But Skyrocket Toys have lots of fun products for the younger set, too. Bubbles has been playing with the Quick Attach Microscope that attaches to any iPhone, iPad, iPod or Android device.
You just snap it over the camera on your device and suddenly you have a cool microscope. With a 30x magnifying lens kiddos can closely examine the skin on their hands, tiny writing, bugs, a blade of grass, or the texture of a sea shell. Lots of ways for them to discover new and interesting things.
Wow! What fun gadgets! My boys will love that copter and the micro app. So cool!
That skyrocket is pretty cool! I bet my nephew would love something like this, thank you for the recommendation!
I get my love of remote control toys from my father, and passed it on to my own son. This looks like a fun toy for the whole family!
Boy toys! My oldest (husband) would love this gadget. Anything with a remote…what can you say.
That definitely looks like something that my son would enjoy. Of course, I can see my husband enjoying it as well!
this looks like such a fun toy. My son would love to play with this with my husband.
I’d probably send it to my nephews. I think they would love it.
And, what a cool thing to add to your phone, too. My girls would love that.
That is seriously cool. My son would go insane over this.
My husband and younger brother both love remote-control vehicles. They have received so many over the years, and I love that our 3 year old son is getting interested in them as well. I think all three of them would like a Sky Viper!
Great review! I think that our family would love having the Sky Viper! It looks like fun to use! But the microscope lens for the phone! WOW! That is so cool!
So cool!! My boys would love it….they just need to be a few years older. They have two helicopters that they can’t figure out just yet. But this Quadcopter is amazing!
That is an awesome toy! My husband would spend hours flying that thing around! Lol. My boys would never be able to touch it, cause the husband would monopolize it.
This is too cool my nephews would absolutely love this. A great holiday gift idea.
My husband would LOVE this! He loves these kinds of toys, and my kids have so much fun with them too. A unique toy compared to helicopters etc.
I could even see my teenage son getting into one of these viper quadcopters. My son used to beg me to buy these as we walked through the mall every holiday season during his younger years. However, I don’t remember them looking as cool as this. Great review.