Who hasn’t dreamed of being an awesome race car driver at some point in their lives? Whether for the speed, the adrenaline, the feeling of freedom – it’s something most people are at least interested in at some point!
Now, we’re not suggesting that the Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit is going to turn you or your children into a real life racing driver, but it’ll be close enough, and you can do it all in the comfort of your own home!
This set truly blends the classic “race track” toys with modern technology through the use of your Android or iOS device and is a brilliant activity for all the family to take part in together.
Features of Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit
- Compatibility with the app on an Android or iOS device
- Six included curved track pieces, with 4 straight pieces and 2 riser pieces, giving you the freedom to create your own style of track
- 2 robotic supercars, to race around your created track
- A Four-car charging system, giving you space to increase your car collection
- 1 tire cleaner
- The opportunity for expansion, with both the track and your cars
What We Like About Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit
The Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit is a great activity, collectable or toy (since it fits into all three of those categories) that perfectly blends a traditional style of toy with the technology that we’re all so familiar with today. Allowing you to race around a track that you’ve created yourself using your smartphone and an app is a sure way to ensure you’re having plenty of fun, no matter who you’re playing with.
The Starter Set comes with plenty for getting you set up and ready to go, but of course leaves room for expansion. Since the set only comes with two cars, playing as more than a group of two could prove to be problematic if you’re not planning on expanding your set any, but that shouldn’t put you off what is, overall, a brilliant little set that’s well worth its price tag.
What Customers Are Saying About Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit
Overall, customers are pleased with the OVERDRIVE Starter Kit; you get a decent level of control over the cars which, since you’re only controlling them over Wi-Fi is pretty impressive.
One customer commented that the amount of time the cars will run for on a charge – around 20 to 25 minutes – isn’t a particularly long time, however with a super quick charge time – around eight minutes – this won’t be a problem for most people, particularly if you end up having quite a few cars.
Many customers acknowledge that this is an interesting an exciting step into the world of robotics and AI, and it’s a brilliant way to bring it to the general user in a way that brings a ‘new dimension of fun’ according to another customer.
Overall, if you’re looking for a fun racing toy, or you’re interested in innovative robotic and AI technology, the Anki OVERDRIVE Starter Kit is certainly a good place to start. It’s relatively affordable, given what you receive in the set and how impressive the technology is, and is sure to go down well with children and adults alike when gifted.