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CarBots Micro RC Cars

2 for $50   Micro-robotic race car has four play modes for unlimited fun.


Race. Battle. Recharge.
  • Four play modes let you race and drift, perform tricks, navigate mazes and battle other CarBot vehicles
  • Control via free downloadable app for iPhone®, iPad® and iPod touch® or Android™ smartphones and tablets (CarBot vehicles can also be controlled without a smart device when using Maze and Personality Modes.)
  • Frequency Selector Switch lets you race other CarBot vehicles of the same color
  • Drive up to 4 CarBots at the same time
  • Built-in battery recharges via flip down USB port on the back of the CarBot vehicle
  • iDesk Pets universal remote and 4 bonus AGI3/LR44 button cell batteries included
  • Measures approximately 3"l x 2"w
Warning! Choking hazard due to small parts. For ages 8 and up.

CarBot is the world’s first micro-robotic toy that is fully controllable by your smart device.
Control your CarBot vehicle via the free DeskPet downloadable app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or Android smartphones and tablets. Just download the app, plug the Smartphone Adapter (included) into the headphone jack of your smart device and hit the gas! No smartphone or tablet? No problem! CarBot vehicles can navigate mazes, squeal its tires, honk its horn and flash its lights without the use of an app-controlled device. (App is required for Drift ‘n Race and Battle Modes.)

Ready… Aim… Fire!
Although it’s about the size of your thumb, this micro robotic race car packs some serious attitude. Select multi-player Battle Mode to “shoot” and disable other CarBot vehicles via infrared laser technology. Real moving tires drift and grip the road for sharp turns, banking and quick braking. Let the battles begin!

Packed with personality.
Entertain your friends with Personality Mode. CarBot vehicles show off their freestyling skills by drifting, speeding, spinning, beeping and flashing their lights.

Road block? No problem!
Set up mazes, barriers and other obstacles and watch your CarBot vehicle maneuver around them using infrared sensors. Just select Maze Mode, place your CarBot vehicle on the ground and watch it go!

Race ready right out of the box.
Race through the house, drift around corners and challenge friends to fast ‘n furious duels. The Frequency Selector Switch lets you race other CarBot vehicles of the same color.

Enjoy endless fun with CarBot. Order yours today!

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CarBots Micro RC Cars
CarBots Micro RC Cars
CarBots Micro RC Cars
CarBots Micro RC Cars
CarBots Micro RC Cars
CarBots Micro RC Cars

CarBots Micro RC Cars

809647p

Customer Rating

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CarBots Micro RC Cars
 
2.8

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (11)

48%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes (11), No (4)

        Most Liked Positive Review

         

        Brookstone staff does full setup & test!

        Ok, we were so skeptical after the bad reviews, that when a 10yo asked for this for his birthday, our initial reaction was "Would he mind a different brand, or a...Read complete review

        Ok, we were so skeptical after the bad reviews, that when a 10yo asked for this for his birthday, our initial reaction was "Would he mind a different brand, or a book?" However, fortunately we contacted Brookstone about our concerns and they charged one up, synced it with OUR phone (Android Nexus 4) and then didn't pressure us at all!!?! We ended up getting two (one as another attendee's gift) and since we watched the setup at the store, we synced it to the ipod touches in a couple of minutes. The Tyson's employees even gave us two gift receipts in case the iphone/ipod sync wouldn't work.
        If a little boy asks you to buy this, *please* don't avoid this because of the setup instructions. Go to the store (call ahead 45minutes to let them charge) and test it for yourself. The boys LOVED these and for more than 20 minutes. The battle, manual, maze, and personality modes all worked. We used a wall charger (the jack piece of a cell charger) which charges quickly and the Deskpets 2013 app (there are like 5 on Android). Also you can quiet this with a quick double-tap, and if you don't have a sibling, you can battle the personality-moded one. This is a superfun, great toy and the look on the child's face WILL be worth it when you set it up in a matter of minutes.

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        Most Liked Negative Review

         

        Cheap - a regrettable impulse purchase

        Thought it was a fun gift for my 8 and 13 year old. Give them something to play with together on Christmas morning. My 13 year old is tech savvy and I thought he...Read complete review

        Thought it was a fun gift for my 8 and 13 year old. Give them something to play with together on Christmas morning. My 13 year old is tech savvy and I thought he could walk my 8 year old through the process. Unfortunately, it took several very frustrating hours to get the car connected to their iTouch devices and the remote function kept on disconnecting on both. The car is slow and it soon bored my two sons. They played with them for 30 mins and never went back to them. Very disappointed that Brookstone charges so much for a product that is obviously sub-standard. I've purchased a lot of things from them over the years, but this one has seriously damaged my trust.

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        5.0

        This is an amazing gift for my kids

        By sircarrana

        from India

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Multi-mode

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Plan To Create My Own App

          Comments about CarBots Micro RC Cars:

          I bought it as a gift for my kids from Dallas and they loved it. I plan to write my own apps. Not sure if these are available in India ...would be nice to know.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          4.0

          Small yet exciting

          By techfan

          from Piscataway, NJ

          Pros

          • Easy Set Up
          • Usb Charging For The Cars
          • Works As Guidelines

          Cons

          • Sometimes Lagged Response

          Best Uses

          • Fun

          Comments about CarBots Micro RC Cars:

          It is simply for fun playing and racing at home and the micro cars work well with the free iPhone app available for this.
          Very good if you have multiple cars and want to play/race with friends or family.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          cute

          By annabel

          from Georgetown, tx

          Pros

          • fun

          Cons

          • Unable To Sync With Phone

          Best Uses

            Comments about CarBots Micro RC Cars:

            With a phone that works it may be more fun.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Birthday present

            By Sandi

            from Maryland

            Pros

              Cons

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                  Comments about CarBots Micro RC Cars:

                  They were a birthday gift & it's an awesome gift for an 11 year old.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                   
                  1.0

                  Cheap - a regrettable impulse purchase

                  By Mike

                  from Rochester, Michigan

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Cheaply Made
                    • Doesn't Connect To Remot
                    • Hard to steer
                    • major disappointment
                    • poor technology
                    • Slow

                    Best Uses

                    • Will End Up In A Drawer

                    Comments about CarBots Micro RC Cars:

                    Thought it was a fun gift for my 8 and 13 year old. Give them something to play with together on Christmas morning. My 13 year old is tech savvy and I thought he could walk my 8 year old through the process. Unfortunately, it took several very frustrating hours to get the car connected to their iTouch devices and the remote function kept on disconnecting on both. The car is slow and it soon bored my two sons. They played with them for 30 mins and never went back to them. Very disappointed that Brookstone charges so much for a product that is obviously sub-standard. I've purchased a lot of things from them over the years, but this one has seriously damaged my trust.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    1.0

                    Never again

                    By Toy man

                    from Boston

                    Comments about CarBots Micro RC Cars:

                    Bought 2 cars for Christmas gifts,could not get them to work with I pad,or I phone
                    Very disopointed

                     
                    3.0

                    Me pick me!

                    By Pa & Ama

                    from St George Utah

                    Pros

                    • Cute As Could Be
                    • fairly easy to set up
                    • Instructions were clear

                    Cons

                    • No Controlboredom
                    • Steering Not Precise

                    Best Uses

                    • Short term play

                    Comments about CarBots Micro RC Cars:

                    Overall we were satified with the purchase. They were a short term toy. If the steering were 'on' we feel the cars would have been played with for hours.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                     
                    5.0

                    Blue carbot

                    By Book woman

                    from Panama City Beach

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Download App

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • It Is Fun

                      Comments about CarBots Micro RC Cars:

                      My son had a great time on Christmas with it. He liked that it ran from his phone.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                       
                      5.0

                      Great little cars

                      By Maria

                      from Seattle

                      Pros

                      • Just Right For Ages 4-9

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about CarBots Micro RC Cars:

                          This was a great gift. Since we didn't have a store close by, nice to order on line and receive in time for Christmas

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • Yes
                           
                          5.0

                          I would buy this product again.

                          By Tbrooks

                          from Burlington, IA

                          Pros

                          • My 10 Year Old Loves This

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about CarBots Micro RC Cars:

                              My 10 year old loves this toy.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes

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                              Our innovative products will provide you and your family with years of enjoyment. And with the Brookstone Protection Plus service and replacement plans, you'll have the added peace of mind knowing that if the unexpected does happen, we will simply repair or replace your covered product. Our enhanced coverage goes above and beyond the manufacturer's warranty, saving you time and money.

                              • Replacement Plan - 1 Year $3.99
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