You can already use your iPhone or iPod touch to remotely control all kinds of devices—your TV, your Mac, and so on. Now you can use it to control a helicopter, too. Actually, the Parrot’s AR.Drone is a quadrocopter (meaning it has four rotors), but whatever you call it,
it really does fly and you really can control it with your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Download the associated app, pair your iOS device with the AR.Drone, and then use the on-screen controls to move the copter in any direction, rotate it, and adjust its altitude. Even cooler, two video cameras on the AR.Drone let you see the view ahead of or below the aircraft on your iPhone’s screen.