"Rebound" Autonomous Flying Eyeball, retail $24.98 (www.thingsyouneverknew.com...)
Manufactured by (Unknown)
Last updated 04-07-14

This isn't a flashlight, household lamp, Christmas light set, or other thing that glows, but it *DOES* have a flashing LED in it, so what the hey. I have only evaluated remote controlled (RC) toys several times before, so please bear with me here.

I love things that fly; that's why I took the bate (I saw it in a catalouge while I was sitting on the john a few days before I ordered it - just like I did with another helicopter some time before this one and another shortly prior to that one), and is why I added a seperate section titled "PRODUCTS DESIGNED TO FLY" on my website.

The "Rebound" Autonomous Flying Eyeball (hereinafter, probably just called the Rebound) is a rather interesting flying toy. Yes, it does have a remote control, but it has but one bunghole...er...uh...I mean IT HAS BUT ONE FUNCTION which is to turn the rotor blades on and off. Once you have it in the air, you simply let it do the "driving" while you watch it bounce up & down and avoid things like couches and chairs.

You can also interact with it to some degree; putting your hand underneath it while it's flying will cause the Rebound to lift away from your hand at once.

 Size of product w/hand to show scale SIZE

This toy is remarkably easy to use for a helicopter...here's how to get it off the ground:

As with any rechargeable product, charge it first (see directly below), and then you can fly this toy.

Press & release the tiny black button on the underside of the Rebound's body (the eyeball should now glow white), hold it loosely in your hand so that the rotor blades are at the top and at least somewhat level, give the remote rotor control a little squeeze, and let it go when the rotor blades spin up.

To neutralise the Rebound, give the little green remote a squeeze to disengage the rotor blades, and press & release the button on the underside of the Rebound's body again.

The battery in the Flying Eyeball itself is rechargeable and is not designed to be changed.

This RC helicopter is meant to be used as a toy in a dry area indoors, not as a flashlight meant to be carried around, thrashed, trashed, and abused, so I won't try to drown it in the toliet tank, bash it against a steel rod or against the concrete floor of a patio, let my sister's citty kats , my mother's fuzzbombs, my mother's big dog's ghost, or my own precious little furkid uranate (go to the bathroom) on it, run over it with a 450lb Quickie Pulse 6 motorised wheelchair, stomp on it, use a large claw hammer in order to smash it open to check it for candiosity, fire it from the cannoñata (I guess I've been watching the TV program "Viva Piñata" too much again - candiosity is usually checked with a laser-type device on a platform with a large readout (located at Piñata Central), with a handheld wand that Langston Lickatoad uses, or with a pack-of-cards-sized device that Fergy Fudgehog uses; and the cannoñata (also located at Piñata Central) is only used to shoot piñatas to piñata parties away from picturesque Piñata Island), send it to the Daystrom Institute for additional analysis, or perform other indecencies on it that a flashlight might have to have performed on it. So this section of the web page will be significantly more bare than this section of the web page on a page about a flashlight.

Photograph of the "eyeball" itself -- illuminated of course.

Photograph of the remote rotor on/off switch.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this product.

Spectrographic analysis
Spectrographic analysis of the LED in this product; spectrometer's response narrowed to a band between 445nm and 455nm to pinpoint native emission peak wavelength, which is 449.760nm.

The raw spectrometer data (tab-delimited that can be loaded into Excel) is at http://ledmuseum.candlepower.us/45/flyeye.txt

USB2000 Spectrometer graciously donated by P.L.

Video on YourTube showing the Autonomous Flying Eyeball buzzing around the house and "bouncing" when I put my hand under it.

This video is approximately 250.277337783468 megabytes (250,624,616 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than one thousand two hundred fifty (!?!) minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.

This video is definitely ***NOT*** dial-up friendly!!!

This brief video shows the ''Rebound'' Autonomous Flying Eyeball buzzing around in the kitchen and eventally crashing in the sink.

This video is 359.3878443628 megabytes (359,906,656 bytes) in length; dial-up users please be aware.
It will take no less than one thousand seven hundred ninety seven (!!!) minutes to load at 48.0Kbps.
This video is definitely ***NOT*** dial-up friendly!!!

Test unit was purchased on the Things You Never Knew Existed website on 02-18-14 and arrived on the afternoon of 02-28-14.

UPDATE: 00-00-00

    ANUFACTURER: Unknown/not stated
    PRODUCT TYPE: Autonomous helicopter
    No. OF LAMPS: 2 (1 white and 1 red)
    SWITCH TYPE: Pushbutton on/off on underside of product
    CASE MATERIAL: Plastic
    BEZEL: N/A
    BATTERY: Unknown-type rechargeable cells (aircraft), 1x CR2032 lithium coin cell (R/C rotor control switch)
    CURRENT CONSUMPTION: Unable to measure
    WATER- AND MICTURITION-RESISTANT: Very light splatter-resistance at maximum
    ACCESSORIES: R/C rotor ctrl. switch, 1x CR2032 lithium coin cell, USB charger cable
    SIZE: 106mm Rotor width x 107mm H x 50mm Body Dia.
    WEIGHT: 14.10g (0.510 oz.) incl. battery
    WARRANTY: Unknown/not stated


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