Just when we thought that our smart phones couldn’t get any smarter, along comes AutoWave, with a new app for your iPhone, Droid, Blackberry, or just about any portable wireless device. No, the app won’t help you locate sushi or organize your Springsteen bootlegs; this one uses Bluetooth to control a 1:43 car. Really. Once installed, the AutoWave application will motivate a motorized Fiat 500 – at a decent clip, we might add – across the smooth surface of your choice. This car itself has good scaling, great paint, working head and taillights, and accurate trim replication, right down to the rubberized (and hence smash-proof) side mirrors. Driving the thing is fun; the touch-screen interface features inputs for a three speed trans, and tilt-to-drive speed and steering controls (or a virtual joystick) to keep the little Cinquecento reined in and pointed where you want it. Next up from AutoWave are a Ford Mustang Boss 302, and an Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione. Prepare to get absolutely nothing done at your desk for a while. You have been warned.
Sep 26, 2012 1 Comment