Should someone tell you “Last night, I saw a great yellow clownfish swimming through my living room,” don’t assume that they’re crazy. It could be that what they saw was an Air Swimmer. Air Swimmers are a unique new product that is just so cool and fun looking, we are thinking we should get some for oursevles. These remote controlled balloons come in either a clownfish or shark and literally appear to swim through the air with incredibly smooth and life-like motion. You have complete up, down, and 360-degree control via a simple infra-red remote. Kids and adults will have a blast roaming their homes, offices, and parties with the smooth-flying and lifelike Air Swimmers.
Two button remote = easy to operate
The Air Swimmer remote has two rocker buttons that control the balloon’s height and tail movement. Propel your fish by wagging its tail fin left and right. Hold down the button to one side to perform quick turns. To adjust the height of your Air Swimmer, press the “Dive” or “Climb” buttons. Doing so moves the signal receiver along the track on the underside of the fish. This shift in weight causes the Air Swimmer to raise or lower in mid-air.
Air Swimmers are not your average balloon. Not only can you fly them around as if they’re swimming through the air, but they’re big. Really big. Like 5-feet-long big.
While this may seem unwieldy, rest assured that you can control them quite precisely. You can easily swim down hallways and make smooth 90-degree turns through doorways.
Lifelike swimming movements
You control the Air Swimmer’s large tail fin with the included remote. Simply rock the tail button left and right to propel your fish through the air. You’ll be amazed at how much its movements emulate those of real fish.
Simple to control its altitude
Air Swimmers come with a small slab of putty. You will insert a small amount of it into the gray receiver unit that is attached to the underside of the fish in order to keep it from floating away.
Once you have established neutral buoyancy (balance), making your Air Swimmer climb and dive is simple.
Press the “Climb” or “Dive” button on the remote to move the receiver (which holds the included putty that serves as ballast) to shift the center of gravity. This will cause the Air Swimmer to rise or fall in the air. Pretty awesome.
Fill, empty, & refill as often as you like
Helium is rather inexpensive and can be found at any party store, grocery shop, or florist that sells balloons. It cost us about $2 to fill it up. You can purchase disposable helium tanks online, but we’ve found it far less expensive to simply purchase a filling from a balloon store. For just a few bucks, you can have your Air Swimmer fully inflated. The durable nylon material will stay afloat for weeks! A fully inflated Air Swimmer will last for about 2-3 weeks. However, you can easily extend its life for another week by inserting a straw into the valve and blowing a bit of air into it.
Unlike single-use balloons, however, you can easily deflate your Air Swimmer and store it for reuse. Its one-way valve means emptying and refilling the balloon is easy. You can even insert a straw into the valve and blow a few breaths into the Air Swimmer to extend the fill-up for another week or so.
Cleverly designed remote also anchors your Air Swimmer
As helium inevitably escapes from the balloon, you will need to remove some of the putty from the receiver in order to maintain neutral buoyancy. The remote control for the Air Swimmer cleverly features a small compartment for storing your extra putty.
The remote control also houses a small clip that you can attach to the control wire on the underside of the Air Swimmer. This allows you to anchor the fish when not in use.
Now this Air Swimmers are available online, at a price of $US22.06 each on tinydeal.com. They require one AAA battery for the pod, and three for the IR controller.