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Nerf N-Strike Elite Terrascout Drone Blaster Ups The Cubicle Wars Ante


You may think Nerf toys are for kids, but then you’d be ignoring the hordes of bored cubicle dwellers who ‘increase their productivity’ by partaking in the occasional bout of friendly office warfare. If you’re lucky enough to work in such an environment (or if you’re actually a kid), you’ll love the Nerf N-Strike Elite Terrascout Drone Blaster. It’s a remote controlled tank that fires up to 18 darts per load, but more importantly, it’s also a tank that sends a live-feed of what’s in front of it to its remote control. This way you don’t have to have line-of-sight on your machine, making it possible to annihilate your enemies from the safety of whatever hiding place you pick. You’ll even be able to take 720p still shots, so you can record the horrified faces of your foes as they realize they’re about to get shot.

It’s $200 and available this fall.

Also if you do have kids, maybe keep them off the Internet for a year or so… or prepare to punch a $200 hole in your wallet.

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Are Bionic Birds The New Drones?


You’re looking at a remote controlled flying device that kind of looks like a bird, and flies like one too. You control it with your smartphone using Bluetooth 4.0, which gives you a range of about 100 yards. It’s completely not at all like a drone, so don’t expect stable flight, let alone recording any sort of video. It does, however, look like a lot of fun. More importantly is that despite having a small 8 minute flight time, a portable egg-shaped charging pack allows you to top it back up in only 12 minutes, and you can do that up to 10 times over before the charging pack itself needs juice. This is great because you can go off-grid with the Bionic Bird and get over one hour of flight time out of it.

You should know that when in flight it really does act like a bird and as such it may attract some natural bird predators. Considering it’s a $149 toy, you’re going to want to keep an eye out for that, lest you see you purchase disappear in the claws of a confused hawk, or whatever.


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Axis Vidius Is The World’s Smallest FPV Drone


We talk a lot about drones on this site, and that’s mostly because people are pretty much in love with the things. So far, we’ve noticed there are two camps on the field: the toys, and the pro rigs. On the toy side of things, we’ve seen plenty of tiny quadcopter drones that fit in the palm of your hand, but the Axis Vidius is the first such drone that also packs a camera that streams its image to your smartphone. That’s right, you can see what your tiny drone see, live on your phone. Sure, it’s only 420p, but do you really care? We’re talking about a $75 toy here, where similar ones are only able to fly around a bit and do some flips, this one does all that plus stream its image to you! You can capture stills or videos, and it’ll fly up to 7 minutes at a time on a 20 minute charge.

– World’s Smallest FPV Drone™ – 4.3cm x 4.3cm x 2.5cm
– Live First Person View Video Camera Puts You in The Pilots Seat!
– Control Flight with Included 2.4 gHz Controller, Smartphone or Tablet
– Stream and Record Live Video & Still Images in 420p During Flight!
– 5-7 Minute Flight Time per 20 Minute Charge via USB Cable; 150 mAh Battery
– 3-Speeds Pre-programmed for Desired Level of Flight Sensitivity
– 6-Axis Gyro Stabilization Keeps Drone Stable and Centered
– 360 Degree Rotational Yaw Allows Users to Seamlessly Adjust Orientation
– Pre-Programmed “Trick Mode” Algorithm Provides Amazing Flips and Rolls!
– Bright LED Colored Lights for Night Flight and Drone Orientation
– Super small and lightweight, NO FAA Registration Required!

Yeah, it’s a little late to the game now that the 2015 Holiday season is over; this would have made a killer gift a month ago. But still, it’s a fun toy to own, and at $75, it’s priced perfectly. It’ll ship after January 29th.


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You Can Buy A Remote Controlled Wienermobile


Some people are pretty passionate about their hotdogs. We’re fans of Oscar Mayer’s wieners as much as the next guy, we just don’t know that we’d want to buy a remote controlled Winermobile. We bet some people will, though. It’s a smaller version of the largish off-road RC toy they came out with last July, only you can actually buy this one. It’s $25 and can actually carry two hotdogs, so it’s a toy with a practical use beyond entertainment. Getting your hands on one will be hard though, since the company plans to sell them in batches, and you’ll have to follow their Twitter account to know when the next batch is up for purchase. Pretty clever, as far as a marketing ploy to get people to follow them is concerned.


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Lexus RC F Ready-To-Run Remote Control Car

Courtesy of Barneys New York

Created exclusively for Barneys, the limited-edition Lexus RC F remote control sports car is this year’s ultimate holiday toy for kids big and small.

This miniature, high-performance vehicle is built on an all-wheel drive Apex chassis and driven by the powerful Reedy 3300k V 540 brushless motor. High-grip racing tires wrapped around 20-spoke rims put that power to the ground, and detailed brake components complete the aggressive look.

The Barneys-only edition of this performance coupe replica features fully operational LED headlights and taillights in a silver chrome and black finish, colors that aren’t available anywhere else. The vehicle is fully assembled and ready-to-run with batteries included.

The Lexus RC F remote control car is approximately 16.0″ length x 7.5″ width x 5.5″ height, and recommended for those ages 14 and up.

This specialty holiday gift item is only available in the Barneys New York holiday catalog, in the retailer’s New York and Beverly Hills stores and on It’s $350.

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Deal Of The Day: 20% Off On PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane 2-Pack


Man, they didn’t have toys this cool when I was a kid! The PowerUp 3.0 Smartphone-Controlled Paper Airplane 2-Pack is a tiny remote controlled paper airplane that you fly with your smartphone.

Get ready for less folding and more flying. This is a paper airplane like you’ve never flown before: crash-resistant, ultra-responsive to quick maneuvers, and controlled right from your smartphone or tablet. Looking for a great gift or just something to liven up your weekends? Look no further than this extremely flexible, and extremely fun paper aircraft.

– Easily control from your phone or tablet by tilting it to the right or left
– Ascend & descend w/ the throttle lever
– Fly freely within an 180-foot range of your device
– Quickly maneuver around objects w/ its precision turning
– Enjoy extremely flexible flight control

You’re of course looking at a paper airplane so you might think it’ll cost peanuts: it doesn’t. There’s a good amount of tech, after all. But instead of the normal $100, you’ll have to pay $79.99 after today’s rebate. Yes, that’s still a good chunk of change, but just think about how cool of a gift this would make for someone. And don’t forget that at this price, you’re getting two planes.


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RC R2-D2 Fridge Actually Brings The Beers To You


It’s one thing to have an R2-D2 fridge, like the one we wrote about back in 2008. It’s quite another to have one that’s capable of bringing its delicious contents to you at will. The R2-D2 mini fridge from Japan-based company Haier Asia’s AQUA brand is most probably the droid you’ve been looking for, as it’ll roll around wherever you want it to, while making all the appropriate sounds, and delivering its cargo wherever you are in your home. It looks a little slow, and we’re not sure how long the batteries last; we suspect it might have to be kept in a ‘home base’ of sorts while cooling your beer until you need it, since batteries alone wouldn’t cut it. And we don’t know how much it’ll cost either. All we know is it exists, at least in prototype stage, and Haier claims it’ll be available at some point in 2016.


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B-Unstoppable Is A Tank Quadcopter Hybrid With An Awesome Name


So now you’ve seen every type of quadcopter drone under the sun, from the tiny palm-sized ones to the large professional camera rigs, and all that’s left to do is wait for prices to drop and drop. Or… wait for new companies to cook up new and creative form factors, like the B-Unstoppable pictured above. See, it’s not just a quadcopter drone, it’s also a remote controlled tank! That’s right, when it’s on the ground you can drive the vehicle over rough terrain, and simply take off if it comes across anything too large to drive over. The basic version doesn’t have a camera, but it’s possible to outfit the B-Unstoppable with a 720p camera that shoots at 30fps, as well as a wireless FPV (first person view) system that beams back images as you fly. Getting in on the action will cost you a £55 (about $85USD) pledge for the basic system, while the price goes up to £99 (about $152USD) for the all-inclusive FPV version.


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Deal Of The Day: 41% Off On SKEYE Nano Drone


The drone rage continues unabated, and prices keep dropping. Think about the fact that you’re looking at an incredibly small remote controlled quadcopter drone that you’ll have to pay only $35 to own. And then read about all the features you get in a $35 package!

Meet the SKEYE Nano Drone, the shockingly agile and tiny flying machine, perfect for airborne stunts (like figure 8s, banking turns, flips, etc) both indoors and out. The Nano Drone provides high thrust, low weight, and has incredibly responsive controls that are complemented by advanced hardware to give the Nano Drone outstanding stability and maneuverability.

– RTF (ready to fly) technology
– 6-axis flight control system w/ adjustable gyro sensitivity
– Extreme portability
– 3 distinct flight modes: beginner, advanced pilots, and seasoned flight veterans
– Stable & easy to fly
– Aerobatic “flip” capability
– LED lights for night flights

When I was a kid, I would have wanted to sell a kidney to own something like this. Today you can have it with one week’s Starbucks budget. We live in exciting times.


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