The Battletank Desk Pet from Mydeskpets.com is a remote controlled tank that is controlled from your smartphone using either a free Android or Apple iOS app. These smart toys move, fire and also interact with other battle tanks if they come within range, which can make for some interesting fun.
Each ‘hit’ from a second battle tank will cause it to run more slowly until it stops completely and someone pushes the reset button. It also has the flashing lights and sound effects that you would hope to get from a remote controlled tank. In other words it will please your inner child immensely.
The neat little toy comes with an internal battery, USB charger and a smartphone adaptor which fits into the headphone jack of the phone, and retails for $29.95 (US). Mydeskpets also sells a ‘CarBot‘, ‘and a ‘Skitterbot‘ which is spider-like and other members of the ‘mydeskpet’ family, but none have quite the same potential for settling disputes with co-workers that a tank does.