At AppAdvice, apps are foremost, but we also enjoy keeping you aware of other iDevice-related items. The hardware news and reviews can consist of anything from cases and other accessories to toys. Of course, many times these will involve the same manufacturer and/or retailer, such as the iW500 wall climbing car and M-Racer Speed King stunt car from iHelicopters.net. And now, the iOS app-controlled toy reseller has a new item to play with, insects.

Just in time for Halloween, these robotic creatures can be pretty scary in the right situation as they scurry about on six legs like the real creepy crawlies. You can choose either the bulbous iPhone-Controlled Beetle or the cockroach resembling iPhone-Controlled Bug.

Measuring nearly three inches, about three inches wide and little more than one inch tall when including the legs, both RC insects feature up to 20 feet control range via infrared and charge via USB. Operating times are estimated at 20 minutes for the insect and 40 minutes for the transmitter with the expected operating time being 20 minutes each.

The package contains:

  • Robotic Bug or Beetle (100% Assembled)
  • IR Transmitter
  • USB Charging Cable
  • Instruction Manual

 
In addition, you’ll need to install the free i-Robot app on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch running iOS 5.0 or later. While functional on iPad, iPhone 5, and fifth generation iPod touch, i-Robot’s user interface is not optimized for the increased resolution of these iDevices.

The iPhone-Controlled Beetle and iPhone-Controlled Bug are $39.95 each, and available in the Insects section of iHelicopters.net.