While this is a model helicopter, it's no toy. The 4-channel chopper from DigitTronics flies 2000 feet high and up to a mile away, transmits streaming video to your laptop, runs 20 minutes on a battery charge, even has infrared night vision capability, and the kicker? It's selling for $299 during CES.
We got a close-up look at this baby on the CES show floor, and it flies like helicopters costing $1000. Its auto-gyro feature lets it hover without any input from you, and it's about as controllable as the real thing. Watch it fly, then study the gallery for this precision tool for flyin' and spyin'.