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iLaunch Thunder iPhone missile launcher (hands-on video)

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Dream Cheeky's iLaunch Thunder missile launcher for iOS hands-on from CES 2012. The launcher works with the iPhones, iPads, and iPod touches over Bluetooth with the iLaunch Controller app.

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We found Dream Cheeky's iLaunch Thunder missile launcher on the CES show floor today and got to play with the office toy for a bit. Unlike the USB-tethered launchers of old, the iLaunch connects to your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch over Bluetooth. The iLaunch Controller app lets you aim by dragging on the screen or by using your device's accelerometer. The app is pretty simple, though we were told that the company is going to release a new version that includes a motion sensing mode (e.g. to have it fire a missile when someone walks in the room) in the first half of this year. The one thing we found most surprising about the launcher: its 25-foot range. Take a look at the video below to see the $99.99 iLaunch Thunder in action.