If you see this hovering overhead, cover up

The "Aeryon Scout" is a flying cam, not a toy.

The Aeryon Scout Inventor Spot
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We saw this item a couple of days ago but passed on it because we were certain we'd seen it before-- here . But despite the similarities in appearance, there's one big difference: The "Aeryon Scout" is a flying camera, not just a remote-controlled toy.

The Scout is made of four foam rings connected by a rotor in the center, according to Inventor Spot. The camera is attached to the bottom so it can take aerial shots like a miniature satellite--or at least with better range and control than a mini-chopper or rocket cam .

But at an estimated $30,000 to $50,000 price range, it's probably slightly more than your average stalker can afford. Unless, of course, paparazzi and celebrity babies are involved.

 

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