Post updated November 16th, 2012 at 03:59 pm
You don’t have to be filthy rich to be able to own your very own Ferrari vehicle that boasts good looks and super speed, for just a couple of hundred of Ringgit, you can get your dream vehicle albeit, at a much, much smaller form factor. What we have in the office today is the Silverlit Enzo Ferrari remote control car that may look like your typical average remote control toy car, but it’s much cooler than that because who needs a physical remote control with a child-hazardous antenna sticking out when there’s an app for that?
What’s special about the Enzo Ferrari is how it can be controlled using an iOS app. Once connected to your iPhone or iPad via Bluetooth, you can control the toy vehicle using on-screen buttons like you would on a racing game, or if you’re up for it, control it using gesture.
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The app goes beyond just allowing you to control the vehicle, the interface comes with a host of settings that makes driving a remote controlled car “like never before”. You can adjust the speed of the Enzo Ferrari which is crucial – you’ll find out why later, choose to signal left or right when turning, turn on the head lights (which can be utilized as a torch light for going under the couch and looking for things such as your real car keys), and control the hazard lights; it is also where you’ll be getting all that fancy sound effect like accelerating and braking.
Just like how a real Ferrari car should be, it’s fast, so fast that I think I’m going to need to move to a bigger house with a big playground to utilize it at full speed (which I haven’t reach by the way). For beginners, do go into Settings and adjust the Gas Pedal level to the lowest of -2; the last thing you want is to lose control and have the Enzo Ferrari crashing and breaking your glass door. For expert or those with a large play area and no nosy kids poking in, +2 is very, very fast.
Gesture control is not as easy as playing games on your phone. While it may seem fun to use gesture to control all your car racing game apps on your smartphone, controlling a physical device isn’t as fun. It could be because I haven’t really gotten the hang of things, but I think I’ll stick to joystick control.
As written on the box it comes with, the Silverlit Enzo Ferrari is definitely not suitable for children below 8 years of age. I’m not sure about 7 year old kids but I’m definitely sure that it’s not safe for both a 1 year old and the car itself. If you would like to get yourself your children one, Silverlit Enzo Ferrari is available on StoreKini for RM379.