Tech Gift Guide

By Rich Jaroslovsky and Cliff Edwards - 2011-12-12T05:30:49Z

Photograph courtesy of Parrot

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AR Drone

Who makes it: Parrot
What it costs: $300
Why we like it: It's no toy for tots. The four-rotor AR Drone uses dual ultrasonic altimeters, a three-axis accelerometer, gyroscopes, and Wi-Fi. Your iOS and Android devices become the controller. It's not just model-plane fun, either. Augmented-reality video games and an onboard camera deliver hours of enjoyment.

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