I've got four teens, all born within a year -- girl, girl, boy triplets that are sophomores in high school with a big brother who's in 12th grade. So I know a little something about the sullen hard-to-please stage that most teenagers go through. Simply put, teens aren't always the most gracious gift recipients, are they?
|S107G Metal RC Mini Helicopter and Controls|
Intended for indoor use only, this must be handled carefully to avoid damaging it. It's a much better quality, though, than the commonly made plastic RC planes and helicopters that some other brands make and with proper care and safe usage this will likely provide many hours of wholesome family entertainment. For all those reasons this makes a wonderful gift idea for fun-loving, but often also cynical teenagers who are too old for toys that are intended for younger children.
|3 of my teens have a go at test flying the S107G|
- Helicopter measures 5" L x 2" W x 3" high
- Special indoor design
- 3-way precision controller
- Adjustable trim control
- Front headlight that blinks red and blue in flight
- One Charge provides 6-7 minutes flying time
- Travels a maximum distance of 20-40 feet
- Rechargeable LI-Poly Battery
- 19 replacement parts available
- Comes in 3 colors: Red, Yellow & Blue
- Retails for $49.99 but sells for $29.99 at XenonProject
Look at all the slick maneuvers you can do with this RC helicopter, too. Here, with my 17 year-old son at the controls, you can see that you can make this go up, down, forward, backward, turn, hover, land and take off.
As you can see from the images and video I shot for this post, my kids really are having a blast with this whether for a deserved homework break, to temporarily relieve the stress of studying for a big test or to just fool around for the sake of it.
Not only do my kids have fun playing with the helicopter individually. Instead of fighting over it they've been taking turns at the controls and are enjoying some quality time with their siblings. What's more is that this is a toy that beckons moms and dads -- and in our case our family dog Dexter the Miniature Pinscher -- to all engage with one another and to bond as a family.
A note of caution though: Be careful with this around pets as well as small children as there are plenty of small pieces they might choke on. Also you don't want tiny hands or little paws to touch this either.
Forget the shopping anxiety about not finding a present that your teenager will really be excited to receive. If your surly teen likes the RC Gyroscopes System Syma S107G Helicopter as much as my kids do, they might even crack a smile when you give them this for Hanukkah or Christmas this year.
|Image from XenonProject|
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