1. Rover 2.0 Spy Tank

The latest incarnation of the smartphone controlled spy tank looks like an Xbox 360 Slim on wheels and like the original can take photos but now adds the ability to shoot live video from its wide angle lens. Using the accelerometer from your smartphone to navigate, it’s also equipped with a Stealth mode which turns on infrared night vision for surveillance missions in the dark and has a wireless range of up to 200ft.

Platforms: iOS and Android | Price: $149.99 | Brookstone

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From helicopters to spy tanks, here's our pick of the best Android and iPhone controlled gadgets to buy for Christmas

You can never get too old of navigating a remote control car around the house ramming it into coffee tables, doors and anything else that is easily dented by something going at a rapid speed. Having to get your hands on sixteen batteries to get it moving however, is something we could do without.

Thanks to the smartphone though that very scenario is almost a thing of the past as the iPhone, iPad and a host of Android devices begin to replace those battery churning controllers. If you are on the hunt this Christmas for a smartphone controlled toy that is perfect for those 'big' kids, we've picked six of the best that will satisfy your need for anarchy during the Queen's Speech.

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