Today we take a look at the TOSY Flying Duo – two flying toys from RoboFi that roll with lots of LED lights. The TOSY Flying Disc and the TOSY Boomerang form the TOSY Flying Duo, sold together in a package originally funded with Kickstarter. We’ve been playing with both of these devices for a few weeks now, and they’re surprisingly awesome.
The folks at RoboFi have created a pair of unique products here. There are other glowing flying discs, of course. You can even go so far as to make your own, if you’re particularly good at LED applications and battery balancing and all that good stuff.
But the TOSY Flying Disc has what we were surprised to find, it’s a versatile control set, USB-C charging, and an end product the same size and shape as a standard flying disc. The weight is balanced and relatively light at 175 grams.
The back (or bottom) of the drive has a button for adjusting the brightness, another button for setting the timer, and a USB-C port for charging the drive’s internal battery.
The timer knob adjusts the length of time you want the disc to stay on after it starts spinning. If you want the drive to stay on all the time, you can do that as well. The settings are made according to the IMU sensor of this disc. It is an inertial measurement unit.
If the disc timer is set for one of the two Ultimate game modes, the disc will light up in flight, then start flashing (6 times for 7 ″ Ultimate or 9 times for 10 ″ Ultimate) at intervals of 1 second. At the last second, if the disc is not already in flight, the light will begin to flash, indicating that the person who picked up the disc has held the disc for too long.
The brightness of the lights goes from off to “weak” (barely noticeable) to extreme. You’ll want to avoid looking directly at the lights in Extreme mode.
The TOSY Boomerang is slightly smaller than the Disc, allowing it to fit inside the Disc rim for easy transport (and protection during transport). Both devices are waterproof and floating.
The shape of the TOSY Boomerang makes it slightly more brittle than the Disc, but given the little damage it suffered after a few weeks with our little careful testers, it’s safe to say it’s ready for adults and kids alike. children. The launcher is not as suitable for all ages as the boomerang itself.
The boomerang comes with a rope launcher that accelerates the boomerang to extreme speed, allowing it to take off into the air. If you are a small kid, this launcher will be difficult for you to handle. If you are a teenager or older, you will be able to get this thing ripped.
Below you will see a small demo of the two devices. More demos can be found on the product’s Kickstarter page – here we mainly aim to show how bright the flying disc is even in daylight and how much it starts to light up when in motion. . The demo with the Boomerang shows the launch process – and the fact that it’s not bright enough to tell the difference when we’re launching in broad daylight. He will always go the distance, even without the lights, but still: at night is better.
The only reason I might hesitate to suggest the Flying Duo is worth it is because it costs more than you might expect from a hobby product. They are awesome! But they cost at least $ 96 (if you get them with the Kickstarter promise before the crowdfunding period ends) and have a retail price of $ 120.
If you’re really into the idea that you NEED a light string boomerang and a flying disc, and don’t think it’s too much money to spend on products like these , Go for it.