The toy fair is on, and Engadget is reporting from the show floor. Pictured below is one Force Flyer RC toy helicopter that uses a special glove with an accelerometer to provide controls.
You hold a joystick in your hand to control the throttle while tilting hand movements take care of direction. And while that sounds like a lot of fun, it looks like there’s a bit of a learning curve here: the Engadget editor took about 5 seconds flat to crash it. Representatives of Regal Elite, the company making it, were able to make it fly correctly however, so it’s not a design flaw. And like many toys at the fair, this particular model is a prototype. The full copter should be ready for a late April launch for $50.