2010 Holiday Gift Guide: Gadgets & Toys

01AR.Drone ($300)
It’s billed as the world’s first quadricopter that’s controlled through an iPone, iPod Touch, or iPad. Well, we can believe that. The Drone’s aerodynamic design, three-axis accelerometer, multiple gyroscopes, and embedded Linux operating system are all components of military-grade tech that allows the carbon-fiber copter to dive bomb annoyed family members and terrified pets. Two integrated cameras — one stationed in front, the other facing down — even put you inside the cockpit as real-time video streams to your iPhone to create an augmented reality video game complete with intense missile fights and fiery explosions.