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Battle of the flying pests

Mini-choppers are darkening the skies

Firebox.com

In posting an item on what may be the most annoying toy of this holiday season, it seemed only natural to compare the remote-controlled helicopter with a mosquito. Now we learn that a competing mini-chopper is actually named after the pest and is designed to look like one to boot.

The "Micro Mosquito," which also comes with its own launchpad/charger, claims to be more maneuverable than its rivals because it has two sets of "counter-rotating" blades. It is sold on Firebox.com but at last sighting was listed as "not available"--which either means that it's sold out or has been wiped out altogether by irritated consumers. We'll hang a Zapper outside our door just in case.