Hands on with the Virtual Reality Copter Shadow from Interactive Toy
by Mark R
We’ve reported on Interactive Toy, like the Duck Hunter and Skeet Shooter toys.
I recently had a chance to try out the Virtual Reality Control Shadow, a remote control helicopter.
The copter is made mostly of styrofoam, with dual blades. It comes with a controller that looks like the “stick” of a real helicopter, and the user is able to control the copter by leaning it in certain directions.
As for power, it gets it from a charger which is included with the toy, but requires 6 “C” batteries. (The controller takes a 9-volt battery.) The charger connects to the helicopter and it takes about 20 minutes for about ten or so minutes of flight.
Okay, so here’s how it worked for me. It took me a while before I could get it to hover. I never was quite able to get it to go in whatever direction that I wanted it to. However, I only used it for less than ten minutes. Something tells me that this is one of those toys that will take a lot of practice before the user can master it.
All in all, I found it pretty fun while the charge lasted. It’s going to be a while before I can figure out how to pick up things with the Shadow and lift them in the air. If you want to try it out, feel free to get it on the Interactive Toy site here.