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By connecting an R/C transmitter to a PC via the PCTx interface, you have the ability to “take control” of an R/C vehicle or robot directly from your PC or laptop. The PCTx sits in between your PC and transmitter and allows a PC side application to control a radio control vehicle just as you would with your hands on the controls. The interface plugs into a free USB port in your computer and to the radio transmitter used for controlling the R/C vehicle.
– Supports transmitters up to 8 channels
– Buddy Box/Trainer Port enabled radio required
– 50Hz refresh rate
– Independent servo control
– Adjustable pulse width
– C++ and VB.NET software API available
– Upgradeable firmware
– USB 2.0 compatible
– Cable Length: 3ft
The price of the PCTx USB PC to R/C Transmitter Interface is $49.99
The Logitech Wireless DJ Music System makes it easy to play your PC music on your stereo. Enjoy all of your music in your living room: MP3s, WMAs, iTunes, Internet radio stations – even podcasts and subscription audio. Use the long-range remote to browse through your entire music collection and see what’s playing all from the comfort of your sofa. The Wireless DJ Music System combines plug-and-play simplicity with the clarity of digital audio, doesn’t require a network, and works throughout your home.
You just need to plug an USB Music Transmitter into your PC and Music Receiver / Dock into your audio system and you can start streaming music from your PC to your stereo…
The price of the Logitech Wireless DJ Music System is $249.99
Party Bot is the ultimate pre-programmable electronic helper and he’s guaranteed to give you a sprinkling of ultra-modernity: he can transport your drinks and ciggies; entertain guests with his blinking eyes and moving ears; and he’ll even do a spot of sweeping up, via his handy underside brushes. In fact, if he could chuck out rowdy guests, he’d be perfect. As it is, he’s the ideal counter to the “robots are rubbish” brigade and is bound to become a cybernetic object of desire amongst slovenly sybarites everywhere.
This Man Friday of the future (“Bot Friday”, maybe?) is great for parties and even better for intimate evenings in, when it’s just you, the TV and a few cold ones. Alright, so Party Bot can’t really do as much as a human helper, but at least he won’t start changing channels, eating your nibbles and pilfering your pilsner.
outlandish control unit
Operated by an outlandish looking infrared remote control unit, this impossibly cute, hyper-intelligent party droid is simple to manoeuvre and even features a demo mode so you can see exactly what he’s capable of right away. Party Bot really is the perfect companion for gadget-loving loafers with a penchant for Jetsons-style TV shows. (Space age apartment and white Lycra leisure suit not included).
The price of the Party Bot is about $75.