Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Remote Control Helicopter Ideal Choice for Hard to Buy For Teens RC Holiday Toy Gift Review



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?

By personal fire-and-brimstone experience, I've truly gotten a keen awareness of how hard it can be to find the perfect gift, other than a gift card or a brand new car, that will cause a teen son or daughter to jump up and down with joy when you give it to them. If you have one or more teens at your house, I wouldn't be surprised if you are experiencing the same exact thing during the holiday season with your own family. Hey, misery loves company, LOL!

S107G Metal RC Mini Helicopter and Controls
RC controlled toys are among the hottest selling Holiday 2012 gifts for teenagers whether for Hanukkah or Christmas. That's where the Gyroscopes System S107G Metal Series 3 Channels Infrared RC Mini Helicopter comes in that our family received for review. This is a big kid and adult dream toy manufactured by Syma for ages 14 and up that is built with technology based on the same concept as the gyroscope. 

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

S107G Features include
  • 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
In this video clip I shot, watch how this cool helicopter's front headlight flashes red and blue whether on the ground or inflight.


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
The Syma S107G RC Helicopter and a variety of other of this season's most sought-after sophisticated RC toys are available online from XenonProject.com. Xenon Project, based in El Segundo, California, is an online toy and hobby company dedicated to the RC enthusiast. In addition an extensive RC helicopter collection they also offer a huge array of RC buggies, cars, boats, airplanes and tanks.

FTC Disclosure: This sponsored post was made possible by Xenon Project and I received the product featured to facilitate this review. However opinions are my own. See complete FTC Disclosure information that appears at the bottom of MommyBlogExpert's main page and at the bottom of every individual post on this blog, including this one.


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