EXCLUSIVE: Desk Pets Declare Office War With Battle Tank

Desk Pets International is set to unveil Battle Tank at Toy Fair 2013! Battle Tank is a fully-functioning mini tank that is controllable with your Apple or Android gadget.

From the official press release:

Equipped with a variety of play modes, sounds and maneuvers, BattleTank has a personality all its own. In free-roaming mode, the BattleTank takes the helm, acting under its own direction and sounding off with engine-revving noises. You can also take control of the BattleTank to chase down an autonomous drone tank (purchased separately) or re-enact your favorite tank battles with a friend, firing at enemy tanks and even other Desk Pets. Each successive hit from your opponent slows down your tank, making it a greater battle to beat your challenger. With a single BattleTank, you can also navigate over or around obstacles on your desk such as pens, notebooks, coffee cups or your keyboard. A built-in battery and USB flip down charger minimize battery costs, giving your BattleTank hours of inexpensive fun and giving you a break from mundane work days!

With Desk Pet’s free downloadable iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch and Android application, you can fully control BattleTank with your mobile device. Now with updated graphics and functionality, the user-friendly app includes a product guide, device optimization and a universal remote to control your favorite Desk Pets. For BattleTank, the app features dual joystick steering allowing for realistic tank maneuvers by powering left and right tracks individually. You can also use the fire button to attack enemies and the boost button to give a temporary power lift to your tank. Each BattleTank comes with a smartphone adapter that easily plugs into the headphone jack of your mobile device. Once connected, the application is compatible with BattleTank and other current Desk Pets products.

BattleTank Features

• Fully controllable by iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android mobile device application

• Free-roaming mode with various sounds

• Multi-player mode for battling and racing

• Retractable USB charger built into body of the product; 40 minutes of charge = 25 minutes of play

• Comes in white, olive and green

BattleTank is available now for $24.99 at www.mydeskpets.com

In addition to Battle Tank, Desk Pets International will also show off CarBot, SkitterBot, and TrekBot at Booth #3215 at Toy Fair 2013 in New York!