Porsche is a name synonymous with class, taste and elite wealth. However, the luxury car brand has often neglected a hot market in its marketing endeavors, a market with pockets full of dispensable piggy-bank income.
I’m talking ‘bout children.
Finally someone has released a miniaturized Porsche Carerra that is remote-control operated through an iPhone app. Just how many children had to endure the bland, tedious, blasé styling of a traditional remote-controlled Porsche, or worse...a push car?!!
Mashable reviewed the car and this is what reviewer Lance Ulanoff had to say…
“It looks like your run of the mill R/C toy, featuring just the right amount of verisimilitude (you can’t open the doors, trunk or hood). But it eschews a bulky remote control for your iPhone, iPod or iPad. The Porsche communicates via Bluetooth and allows you to control it via gesture-based controls and on-screen virtual joysticks,” said Ulanoff.
He also had problems with hearing the sound-effects on his iPhone 4, “Other on-screen controls include manual blinkers, headlights and a horn. None of the sound-based effects or controls worked with my iPhone 4. They did, however, work on the iPhone 5. You hear the engine accelerate, the horn honk and the wheels screech as you turn, but all sounds come through the phone, not the car.The app also throws in some acceleration rumble that you feel in the phone. The faster you go, the more rumble you feel,” he said.
The Bluetooth-controlled car is made by the manufacturer Silverlit who is also responsible for the famous iCybie Robot Dog and it will cost a whopping eighty bucks to score one. Meh, I think that is a steep price for such a small toy, but hey, your kid should grow accustomed to inflated prices for luxury goods if he is ever to enjoy the lifestyle’s many hoighty-toighty perks.
VIDEO: iPhone Controlled Porche 911 Carerra