Oh man! This is why offices where invented. Who cares about actual work when you can just race remote-controlled helicopters above the cubicles? Even better, the Helo TC is controlled by your phone.
The chopper, from iAccessory maker Griffin, has twin rotors on an aluminum frame and a black polycarbonate body. It charges via USB, and is controlled by a infrared transmitter which plugs into the headphone jack of your iiPhone (and uses 4 AA batteries).
The inevitable companion app offers two control methods. One uses on-screen touch controls, and the other lets you tilt the phone, using the accelerometers to move the helicopter. You can also record up to three flights and play them back, which could come in handy for buzzing the boss on his morning conference call.
Best of all is the price. The TC Helo costs just $50. At that price, I can’t think of a reason not to buy one.