Plantraco's ZenWheels Micro Car enables you to enjoy the fun of driving by remote control with a level of precision you will find almost impossible to believe! It's less than 1 inch tall, (it's so cute!), but it has a real rack and pinion steering system, working headlights, signal lights, horn and siren. It even has a clever built-in timing system for keeping track of who's the best driver! With Zen-like haptic controls on the free app, (for iPhone, iTouch, iPad and Android), you can maneuver slowly and smoothly for precision parallel parking, and you can also drive fast enough to get you into heaps of trouble on the autocross course! It's so tiny, you'll want to take it with you all the time! The included hard pack carrying case means you can be practicing your driving skills at a moments notice - anywhere, anytime!. Driving this precision micro miniature mechanical marvel is easy to learn but challenging to master!
A great place to enjoy driving can be at a restaurant, while you are waiting for your dinner, you can set up a full autocross course on the table and be enjoying remote controlled driving fun without disturbing anyone else around you - the Micro Car is virtually silent! But if you happen to like noise, the Micro Car can do that too. Sometimes leaning on the horn a little bit can get rid of that road rage, or perhaps a police siren might be good to get some attention when you need a beverage!
Experience the wonder of driving the most precisely maneuverable R/C car ever on your desktop!
Plantraco brings you this iPhone controlled bluetooth rc car. The ZenWheels Micro Car! It's a tiny micro miniature mechanical marvel that you can control precisely on your desktop, or just about anywhere! Unbelievable proportional precision controls with rack and pinion steering and super smooth gearbox means you can really maneuver like a real car unlike any other RC car you have tried before!
It's not only the small size that makes the ZenWeels Microcar unique, The app allows for a level of control never before seen on an RC car of any scale! Fully functional indicator lights, headlights with brights, under-body glow lights, horn and hazard lights add are all controlled within the app.
Super Precision REAL Driving Control through iPhone! - You can do a whole lot more than figure-8's with this car!
Nobody likes driving headfirst into the walls, full speed, totally out of control. That is where the ZenWheels Microcar really outshines the competition. The intuitive app allows for super smooth control of the fully proportional steering and throttle. Compare that to the full-left_full-right steering on the cars of yester-years, the winner is clear.
This level of control opens up a new realm of fun. Autocross on the kitchen table or parallel parking challenges on your desk and it is all possible with the included traffic cones.
fantastic toy! Review by Hitman 92
This is a great item !
Such a lot of possibilities in a tiny vehicle... amazing !
Very controllable, cool light effects... a wonder of technology and entertainment combined.
Not cheap but worthwhile !
Are you guys showing at Vegas CES this year? Review by Nick
Hey are you guys going to show the ZenWheels at the CES this year? I think there is an entire building of iPhone appcessories there. Sphero was there, but I think your system with all the lights and race timer would be a micro showstopper at CES!
Greetings from Austria Review by Alicja
Would you please confirm whether the ZenWheels Microcar is compatible with the iPod touch 5G (5th generation)?
I already own a ZenWheels Micro and am completely satisfied! I'm a Micro RC enthusiast and always dreamt of such a maneuverable tiny vehicle. The lights and sounds are absolutely gorgeous as well.
I'm currently using an iPod touch 4G, but would like to update to the newest iPod touch 5G (5th generation) with iOS 6 operating system. Please let me know.
Yes, The ZenWheels Microcar will work with iPod touch 5G - No Problem
Solid little unit. Review by Keith.G
I'm totally a gadget guy, I think I have every iPhone toy there is, the Rovio, AR Drone, and that big Silverlit Ferrari.
The problem with them is they are better suited for outdoors if you can find some pavement that is smooth enough. They are just too fast for indoor use IMHO. it also chews up a lot of AA batteries. (no charger)
This MicroCar thing really fits the bill, I've taken it everywhere with me. It's so small that most people don't even believe the iPhone is actually controlling it - they are convinced it's a trick...
Great toy for iphone Review by JerdanMan
I just got mine delivered a few days ago and came back to order more autocross cones which i should have got in the first place. I have the ar drone and the sphero and this toy gets much more play time because it's so small I can take it anywhere.
I'm not slacking off, my code is compiling Review by Brooksi
Great little Car!! Awesome fun to navigate through a obstacle course with enough torque to climb decent grades. Easy to get started but it will take some time to master high speed racing. The application is fantastic with the joy stick and tilt modes.
Hopefully you guys sell enough of these to make another revision of these. It would be cool to have any of 4wd, higher ground clearance and an on-board camera.
Cool Micro RC Car!! Review by Awesome Man
I Live In Calgary Where Can You Get These I Really Want This Car!
micro cars Review by Jesus from Spain
Congratulations on a great product. Received mine in good order, Very good, Fun and fast shipping.
Forget Nitro Speeders - ZenWheels iPhone Controlled Micro Car is the way to go Review by rcpro
After watching the YouTube videos of the RC Nitro Speeders and comparing to the ZenWheels Micro Car, I realized that the Hotwheels product is way too fast to really do anything by speed along the kitchen floor with no real control at all and all they do is flip over after they hit the wall! The ZenWheels product really shines here - you can really drive it and that's what I wanted - so I bought one!
Controllable Speed and Precise Driving Fun!
With their small size and microchip technology, the ZenWheels car can make super-precise, high-speed turns and feature responsive control in all directions. The included traffic cones are great for setting up a course right on the desktop! Really amazing!
Promotes Coordination and Strategy
I have been having a lot of fun learning how to use the various methods of controlling the ZenWheels Micro Car - the accellerometer based Wii-like tilt controls are really quite good, and the extensive settings allowed me to adjust exponential curve of the steering and throttle. Digital trim has a new meaning now that it can be done right on the iPhone controller. It makes me wonder if we will see Pro grade iPhone controllers for model aircraft soon? Having said this, the standard controls are probably the best way to start learning to drive - and it takes a little patience to get used to using the touch screen, but after a few minutes I was getting almost as good as the guy on the ZenWheels YouTube video - I was able to parallel park the car and that really was satisfying to do! I wonder if they will make an iPhone controlled RC Forklift - it seems like that would be perfect!
Drives like a real car! The kids say so! Review by aolozco
I've always been skeptical of iPhone controlled RC toys since the others I have purchased have had annoying sounds from the app (Silverlit), or the car itself get's boring in a few minutes, but my kids saw a YouTube video of this one and wanted one and when I saw it, I figured I would try it out. It charges via micro usb cord, so have a computer or laptop nearby. The battery then lasts quite a while, but the best part was that my kids have been playing with it constantly and getting their entertainments worth out of it. They keep telling me that it is helping them to drive a real car, and after trying it myself I tend to agree. This is a really good micro rc car if you want to simulate real driving, the working signal lights and the tight turning radius really is superb, not very forgiving though, it takes a lot of skill to drive it accurately - which is good actually - it's giving us a lot of enjoyment . Will buy 1 more for myself now!
Great job mate. Review by RC Heli
Turn your iPod touch into a remote control is very cool system and I really like it. It is very interesting system for play, and the car itself is very well crafted. Great job mate.
Best iphone rc car out there Review by mario G
The app for this iPhone rc car is really great. It's called ZenWheels RC Commander or something and it's by far the most flexible controller app of all the iPhone rc toy controller apps that I have looked at. I have the SIlverlit iPhone controlled RC car and the software is absolutely annoying, but this ZenWheels one is really good, and the car itself drives so smoothely I am trying to get my friends to buy it too, but they are all surprised about the price - but I tell them it's worth it. I sure hope some hop up parts and mods come out for this because I want to try and do some minature rock climbing and other climbing trials by R/C.
These ain't Zip Zaps! That's for sure - Mods? Review by hooliga
Way amazing! I thought this was like a Zip Zap micro rc car, but I saw one my friend just ordered and I am ordering one right now actually. Looks like a good platform for micro robotics and mods too. Micro RC car mods for Kyosho are all over the place for the dNano, but the zen wheels adds the iPhone control and a lot better speed control - maybe it's the gear ratio. If I had the money I'd buy an extra one just to see what the hell they are doing in that gearbox - truly amaze balls. When are you going to release a race track for zen wheel micro rc iphone cars. Is the app coming out for Android? Why no love on Android yet?
Anyone else thinking about doing some mods? I want a new body - have to see what is going to fit?
What? Review by rob76
Expensive, But I still want it!
Can you buy just the cones? Review by beanertroy
Can you buy just the cones?
want! Review by Dave
really close to 1/87 HO Scale - TTTT comes to mainstream! Review by HenryM
I am interested in HO Model Trains and when I saw the video of the Zen Wheel iphone rc car, I was thinking it looked just about at 1/87 scale (HO Scale), like some of those TTTT vehicles that are often R/C at 1.87 scale. TTTT means table top truck trials, and some guys in Germany have already made cars like the Zenwheels iphone controlled micro car, but they are one-off works of art. This one uses the iPhone for control and I was kindof wondering about that - I almost wish it were bind and fly like spectrum.
I bought one and was really impressed - now I know why it’s a 100 dollar toy car! I like the highly customizable driving controls on the Zen Wheels iPhone app. I might make a video of this on my layout - although it’s probably a little bigger than HO 1/87 scale, I was thinking about making a lorry truck top body and it would look just about right to scale then! An R/C utility truck or a crane could also be done using the zen wheels as the mobile platform. Probably I would have to change the wheel size slightly, but I just wanted to say that I was very happy with my purchase. To other model railroad enthusiasts, get this car - it’s really well built and performs as advertised, and I was surprised at how quiet it is - you can almost do it at the desk and nobody else will know you are actually at play!
Too Fast!! Review by J-Racer-23
My friends all ask "How fast does it go?" Too fast if you ask me! You need to be going in a straight line to gun the throttle or you will be out of control faster then you know it. It's a real challenge to mix speed with precision driving.