It doesn’t actually steer left and right. In order to veer left or right while the RC car is in motion, one must engage the ‘flip’ mode so there’s little to no precision in driving the thing (and I use the word ‘driving’ loosely). Hard to comment on the other features when it only goes in a straight line or MIGHT turn if one hits the flip buttons with just the right amount of pressure for the right amount of time on the right terrain.
I’m not sure who the target consumer demographic was here.
It should make a good kids toy though, right?
Wrong: in order to charge the car the screwed shut battery cover has to be opened to remove the rechargable battery to plug into a proprietary USB dongle to charge. For 20 minutes of battery life. A younger child that might overlook the steering thing won’t be plugging/unplugging this thing in to charge.
Price is right, but disappointing.
I’m pretty sure the screw holding the battery door shut is to keep very young kids from swallowing batteries.
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