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The smartphone-controlled paper airplane everyone’s going nuts over is so much more fun than a drone

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A few weeks ago, we drew readers’ attention to a nifty little device that’s about 100 times more fun than a drone. The PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplane is exactly what it sounds like — a powered paper airplane that you can actually fly around using your iPhone or Android smartphone to control it. Well, so many people rushed to grab one that it ended up selling out. If you were too late to pick one up for yourself, you’ll be happy to learn that they’re back in stock and ready to be Prime shipped to your door.

Here’s what you need to know from the product page:

  • The world’s first remote controlled paper airplane conversion kit has a 180 feet/ 55 meter range and a crash-resistant design
  • Contains Bluetooth Smart Technology controlled by your smartphone (check compatible models below)
  • Special template paper to ensure easy folding and flying spare, micro USB cable for charging, spare propeller and rudder
  • Control by tilting smartphone or tablet right or left for maneuvering and ascend or descend using the throttle lever
  • Features battery level indicator charging status indicator and range indicators and an Air Traffic Control attribute
POWERUP 3.0 Original Smartphone Controlled Paper Airplanes Conversion Kit - Durable Remote Cont… Price: Buy Now Available from Amazon, BGR may receive a commission

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