Review: iWorld Ferrari For iPad/iPhone

By Mike Wheeler

Combining a mixture of both app and real world remote control car racing, the iWorld Ferrari car/app offers up a lot of fun, while bringing new functionality to this type of fun.

It is very easy to use and set up – probably the hardest part is getting the Ferrari out of the box.  You go to the Apple store where the app is located. You download the application, which once started, automatically syncs to the car via Bluetooth, which has been turned on. And this is it. You are ready to go.

What I really liked about it most of all was the ability to use the iPad as your steering wheel. You hold the tablet in your hand like it is the wheel. Tilt it up and you go forward, tilt it down and you reverse. Turn left, the car does the same, and so on. This is very simple to use, and most of all a lot of fun.

If you feel uncomfortable with this way of driving the car, then you can put go into settings and change it to joystick mode, whereby there are touchscreen controls that act like a joystick. Me personally? I like gesture mode.

Another thing to like about this, albeit minor, is that you don’t have to unscrew the battery compartment to fit the batteries. It uses 4 AA’s, and all you have to do is press back of the compartment, the plastic backing falls out, and you put the batteries in the slot.

The car itself is ok in that it ran into a couple of chairs and wall at a reasonably high speed, but didn’t’ cause any damage.  Still, if there was one slight complaint, it would nice if it was a little bit more solid. It goes pretty fast, but what I really liked was the functionality. The changes of direction and speed with done in real time – ie, there was no delay – not even a millisecond.

Overall this is a lot of fun, while not putting too much of a dent in the bank balance.

Pros: Very easy to use, lots of fun, reasonable price
Cons:  Would like the build to be slightly more solid

4.5 Shacks out of 5


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