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Axis Vidius Is The World’s Smallest FPV Drone

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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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So Even Crickets Are Driving Cars Nowadays

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Granted, we’re talking about toy cars, but this is totally legit. Toys’R’Us is selling the BugRacer, which is a battery-powered toy car that features a special cockpit meant to accommodate a cricket. No, the cricket isn’t included in your purchase, so after your child acquires one (either through bug hunting in the yard, or at the pet store), he’ll be able to coax him into the tiny ‘control room’. Sensors within detect the insect’s position, and steer the vehicle accordingly. Sure, the car is going to bump into stuff and drive around erratically, it’s a bug after all, but it’s programmed to simply back up when it hits a wall. There’s even an auto-pilot mode if you feel like Jiminy is too drunk to drive that day. It’s a cool way to get your child interested in insects, which could lead to an interest in biology and science in general. It’s $35.

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Deal Of The Day: 34% Off On SKEYE Hexa Drone

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Do you know what’s better than four blades on a drone? Six blades, of course. The SKEYE Hexa Drone gives you more control, more precision, and ultimately, more fun.

Hexa is a next-generation drone. With its unique six propeller design, Hexa delivers ultimate control for flying in every direction and pulling off ridiculous stunts. Simply throw it in the air, and enjoy more than an 164-foot range for professional, precision control. Extra blades mean extra stability, and thanks to the six-axis flight control system, going from beginner to pro will be a cinch. Just two extra blades can make a world of difference – experience flight like never before, Hexa style.

– Ready to fly (RTF) out of the box
– Fits in the palm of your hand
– Easy to use: go pro pilot in no time
– Provides a three-level adjustable controller sensitivity for beginners, mid-level users & experts
– Includes a six-axis flight control system & adjustable gyro sensitivity
– Includes aerobatic functionality for flipping through the air
– Made of durable, lightweight plastic
– Protects against crashes w/ propeller bumpers
– Navigates through the night w/ bright LED lights

The best part is that more blades doesn’t automatically mean more money. It’s a fun drone to fly, and instead of costing $69, it’s $45 with today’s deal.

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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 Barneys.com. It’s $350.

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This DeLorean Actually Floats

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Back To The Future day is now forever behind us, but the movie’s spirit and magic lives on. So we wouldn’t be surprised to see this 1/20 scale floating DeLorean sell out rather quickly. It’s an officially licensed collectible that uses an array of magnets to float above its base.

– Officially Licensed by Universal Studios
– Delorean Time Machine Back to the Future Part II.
– Scale: 1/20
– Length: about 22cm
– Levitating Time Machine with Magnetic Floating Base
– Openable doors and movable wheels
– Changeable wheels (two sets) for normal scene and flying scene.
– Flame effect parts included
– 2 Bases: Magnetic Floating Base and Display Base
– More than 10 LED light-up features
– Magnetic Floating Base comes with light up function

Of course, whenever you see the word ‘collectible’, you know you have to prepare for a hefty price tag. This toy is no exception, since you’ll have to pony up $195 as a pre-order to get yours. And then wait until Q2 2016 to actually get it.

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A Road Legal Little Tikes Cosy Coupe For Not-so-Little Kids

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Back in 2013, U.K. Attitude Autos took a Daewoo Matiz and spent 16 weeks customizing it to make it look exactly like a Little Tikes Cosy Coupe. What you see above is the result of that effort, and now, after spending a couple of years appearing at charity events and raising money, the car is up for sale on eBay. It’s fully road legal, and can reach speeds of 70 miles an hour (112.6 km/h). “The eBay page has it listed at £21,500 (about $33,200 USD), down from what Attitude Autos says was the car’s initial appraisal of $46,000 USD.” Keep in mind it’s a stick shift, but that’s at least a couple notches better than having to push it with your feet.

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Best Paper Plane Ever: PowerUp FPV Transforms Your Useless Toy Into A Live-Streaming Drone

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Throwing a paper plane around is great when you’re about 6 years old, but it gets stale quickly as an adult. Unless of course you outfit it with the PowerUp FPV kit. It’s a super lightweight camera-and-propeller rig that keeps your plane up in the air for up to 10 minutes per charge, going at speeds up to 20mph, with a range of up to 300ft. That in itself is great, but what’s truly amazing is that the PowerUp FPV kit also has a 360 degree camera that can transmit an image back to the operator in real-time! Amazingly, it can be controlled with Head Mounted Display gestures, an in-app gamepad, or better yet, Google Cardboard. Yes, not only do you get to see what’s straight ahead, but you can look around as you fly! Features also include an Auto-Pilot mode for easy flying, using a 3-axis compass sensor, 3-axis gyroscope sensor, 3-axis accelerometer and a Barometer.

The product is a collaboration with Parrot, who already has tons of experience with their own drones, so there’s a good chance this will be a quality product. It’ll be priced around $200 with early bird discounts when the project launches on Kickstarter in three weeks.

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Deal Of The Day: 28% Off On SKEYE Pico Drone

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There’s a huge market for drones these days, but most people are looking for the ones that shoot video of some sort. Those tend to be expensive, at least if you’re looking for any sort of decent quality. If, however, you’re willing to give up on video altogether, the SKEYE Pico Drone is about as fun as a flying toy can be.

Take flight in fresh air or zip the mini SKEYE Pico Drone through your office in between meetings—we guarantee it’s more fun than a coffee-break. This nimble quadcopter is stealth enough to rest on the tip of your finger, and nimble enough to flip, zip, and dive through tight spaces. Just throw it in the air—literally—and hover your heart out.

– Control the flight easily w/ 3 levels of sensitivity
– Flip, hover & dive w/ the 6-axis flight control system
– Fly at night w/ built-in LED lights
– Store the drone inside its own controller
– Replace a broken rotor blade w/ one of 4 extras

The Holidays are getting ready to sneak up on you, and prices won’t be as low as they are now the closer we get to the big date. It’s not a bad idea to get some of your shopping out of the way now. The SKEYE Pico Drone is only $34.99, down from $49.

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Deal Of The Day: 13% Off On PPK Rubber Band Gun

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Rubber band guns are cool toys, but you shouldn’t have to pay much for them. I mean, it’s cool to shoot rubber bands out of a wooden, gun-shaped object, but… you know? So that’s why we thing the PPK Rubber Band Gun is priced just right. At $24.99 after our 13% rebate (and free shipping), it’ll let you have some fun around the office for very little money.

Finally get revenge on your rubber band-shooting older sibling with the sleek, solid, one-of-a-kind PPK. Perfectly crafted to resemble James Bond’s Walther PPK handgun, this old school toy semi-automatically shoots five consecutive rubber bands at any given target. The PPK is equally fun for adults and kids, and will have the former ordering drinks “shaken but not stirred” in no time.

Modeled after the classic Walther PPK handgun
Handmade from solid white oak wood
Semi-automatically fires five rubber bands at up to 20 feet
Comes w/ 50 rubber bands
Easy to load & shoot

So yeah, instead of the regular $29, you can have it for $5 less.

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