Gadgets 4 Guys is based out of Kansas City and when the summer finally arrives here, everybody immediately heads to the Lake of the Ozarks for some fun in the water. If you have ever been, there is a place called Party Cove that has some very wild things happen there (things you don’t want to write home to Mom about). We have always talked about how funny, scary, and interesting it would be if somebody could do some deep diving show where they explore the floor of the cove and see what kind of screwed up things reside on the bottom.
We might have found exactly what we needed to make our own documentary (taking ideas for the title of the show now) and get the Aquabotix HydroView Sport. That is a long name for what is essentially a remote controlled submarine that can be controlled via a tablet, smart phone, or even laptop. We aren’t sure of the depth that this thing can dive to but with the price tag it carries, we guess that the answer is pretty deep. You can control the submarine by simply tilting your smart phone right or left to turn and forward to dive. You can take still shots while getting the live video feed on your selected remote which makes discovering crazy underwater items. They mention a couple of different ways that this thing could be used for good (and not just exploring the bottom of Party Cove) by inspecting the bottom of your boat or trying to find that item you dropped of the side of the dock. The Aquabotix HydroView Sport is small and only weighs around 10 lbs. making it very transportable. It can also provide you with data like the temperature of the water and depth as well. We could definitely see our old man trying to use this thing to get the upper hand in fishing (or just slap a lure on it and try to use that as a makeshift “fishing pole”).
The Aquabotix HydroView is definitely not the cheapest thing in the world but it can definitely be a lot of fun if you are able to get your hands on it. If we lived on the coast, we wouldn’t be able to stop thinking about all of the different ways this thing could be used. So check out your own personal submarine today.