This is a car from drc. This is the drc rc car with sound box, and the model number on this guy is the drc de 48, like i said they call it the classic sound box or the rc car with sound box it’s just a little non proportional car. You have a steering trim here on the bottom. It does have two speed rates, but it doesn’t really notify you when you’ve changed speeds on the controller, but it did seem that the second rate did seem a little bit faster. But this functions also as a bluetooth speaker, which you saw there at the beginning of this video. That was actually the sound from the speaker, not sound that i overlaid on the video, so it’s pretty loud, actually it’s rechargeable here in the back on this micro usb and they do give you a cable and you do need to use the cable they provide because It has a little light that goes off if you just plug it into a micro, usb you’ll over charge, the built in uh, lipo or lithium ion battery. I don’t know what just kind of is in here, but, and i could cause a fire, so be sure you do use this cable since it’ll cut the power to it when it’s fully charged. They also give you a phillips screwdriver though you shouldn’t have to do anything to uh, need that and then here’s the controller that they give you.
Let me set the car down here. It’S your typical throttle and your steering and you’ve got these to me. There’S a lot of glare here, but your first and your second speed rates here for the car when you’re driving it. But again it functions with a bluetooth speaker. You have to switch this little switch here between bluetooth, speaker and the car modes. So what i think drc kind of dropped the ball here is why didn’t they just make this car function in bluetooth all the time, so you can drive it around and listen to music streaming from your phone or ipad or put some internal storage in it. The load mp3s on it or even an sd card slot, where you can just put it in and just play the songs in the order, they’re loaded on the card. But the streaming is fine it’s just that you can only set it down and play music to it in bluetooth mode. When you switch it to car mode, you got to drive it and then it’s just you know: it’s just there’s, no sound effects, there’s, no there’s! No um music with the car, so i kind of i think it’d be a lot neater if it functioned both as a car and speaker at the same time, but again it’s still pretty unique and it has a classic old. You know race, car, look to it and that’s, probably why they call it classic so yeah.
This is. This is pretty neat little car, so i’m going to do is, and here in just a moment, i’ll connect it to the bluetooth and play some music for a minute and then we’ll. Take it out here and drive it around the street. So i’ll be right back all right guys. I need to grab an amazon package that’s why i pause the video anyway. What we need to do now is to test out the bluetooth speaker. As you can see, this is where the sound emanates from here on the bottom off to the left on the switch. Is your bluetooth, that’s, actually weird it’s, red that’s? Your note and off to the right is flashing blue that’s, your rc mode to control. You think they’d use the blue light for bluetooth, but anyway, all the way to the left, that’s in bluetooth, mode and it’ll play a little music, and all i have to do at that point is grab my phone here, go to my connected devices and see it All auto connected because i already have connected to the de uh drc bluetooth, so it is all set to go so let’s just go into my uh pandora here. I think i had it going. It looks like it’s closed, but let me go open, pandora and see if we can stream some music now. Hopefully we can get a good connection to the internet out here. Let’S just play: oh, we got ta be on advertisement coming up there.
We go Music and there we go and you just can control the uh. Hey some led zeppelin it’s, pretty loud i’m, just gon na pause. It we don’t, want to play too much music on here. We’Ll get some copyright um claims for playing uh. You know led zeppelin and van halen over this video, but that’s. All you got ta. Do you just you just go in the first time, you’ll have to select the drc from the list and then once it’s in there it’ll be saved in your phone or your ipad or whatever. And then, when you turn it on it’ll, see it and should auto connect, then you can stream to it. Just like any other bluetooth, speaker again, it’s pretty loud. The speaker does like it says on the bottom. So if you’re sitting it on a counter or something the sound’s going to tend to muffle against the counter it’s, not terrible, because it is a bit raised with the wheels but not much so i would say you know prop it up or even flip it on Its side, if you’re, if it’s doing that this would be cool for a kid. It might want to have a bluetooth speaker and they can grab it and go and drive the car around. As far as the car goes, though, you know it’s just a very basic rc car it’s, not suit it’s, not slow, necessarily it doesn’t have a lot of power.
You know it’s not proportionate it’s, just getting more it’s sort of a gimmick in some respects, but it it’s decent. So i’ll do now is i’m just going to go ahead and flip it over to the rc car mode and then i’m going to hold down the power here until the controller comes on and now it’s bound. We should have throttle – and we do i’ll drive it around here and show you guys it doesn’t. The steering. It just seems to steer like one dire, not one direction, but almost it goes both ways but it’s, just there’s not much steering diameter on this thing. Steering radius is really large, so let’s set it down here and i’ll back up. You can see. It’S gon na need some trimming that’s, just the uh low rate. Let’S trim this you have to let’s see. Was it going to the left? I think so so we’re gon na have to give it some steering, i believe, to the right. Let’S hope i got that right, that’s, better yeah you got ta manually, do that on the bottom. You go to the higher rate. You just press this right button. Let’S see if we can see a difference, that’s that’s faster, see and then there’s a lower right, it’s, not a huge difference, but you can see right there i kicked to higher rating. It kicked up a little bit in speed that’s, not too bad. I mean steering’s not like you see, that’s that’s your steering radius, it’s, not terrible and on concrete a smooth surface it’s, actually decent speed, especially in the higher rate, but it doesn’t have much power.
You cannot drive this off road. I had trouble just getting to go across my very low profile, um area rug in my basement – it it went, but it was very slow and i thought that the car might be really really slow at that point, but once it got off onto the concrete, then You could see the car was much quicker. This is all it does that’s why i really feel like man, they had just made this bluetooth active. You turn it on the bluetooth comes on the car binds to the controller, and then you could stream to it. How about how cool would that be if you could drive this around and play music at the same time, yeah bluetooth does use 2.4 gigahertz like controller, so there may be some issues with that Applause, possibly um. You know interference or something hey filming. A video see ya guys, i mean that’s pretty all this thing. Pretty much does there’s not a whole lot else. To this i think the bluetooth speaker aspect of this is pretty cool. The car itself is just a basic rc car, so you know, i think they said ages six and up on this, and that sounds right. I think even someone four to five can drive this around, but the lucy speakers can be a little more complicated for a younger kid to be able to connect and do but hey, they figure out stuff a lot easier than people oftentimes give them credit for so Yeah, if you’re interested in this little classic sound box, bluetooth, speaker, car, just purchase, link to amazon and down the video description.
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