Helicopter Spy Camera Could Be Fun at the Beach Beth Snyder August 1, 2011 Occasionally, I wonder if I should worry about the things I think of when I see stuff. Take this, for instance. Most people think “neat, a toy so the kids can ‘spy’ on each other!” Me, I think, “neat, a toy lonely guys can use at the beach to stare at girls without getting caught!” I’m like that. That’s exactly what this is, by the way. A remote controlled toy helicopter with a spy camera in it. I’m sure your kids will have no end of fun with it, but I bet you’re thinking about that beach thing now, aren’t you? The Silverlit IR Spy Camera Helicopter has a 1.3 megapixel camera, so your images aren’t going to be very good quality, but at least you’ll have them. It can also take up to three minutes of video at 640 x 480 resolution, or hundreds of still shots at 1280 x 960 resolution. It features a three-channel IR remote so you can make it fly in all directions. Balance is kept by means of an internal gyroscope, so your video should be relatively steady. You can view your pictures or video on your computer simply by hooking the helicopter up to it with a USB cable. Maybe that beach thing won’t work out so well after all. According to the Silverlit website, this is an indoor toy. I guess that makes sense, since IR control can degrade in bright light. I wish your kids luck in convincing you to let them fly a helicopter around the house, where things are usually pretty breakable, especially on higher shelves (where it would be flying, one would presume). That might be a moot point, however; I can’t seem to find if this is available or how much it might cost. Source: Gadget Madness Share This With The World!