It is an odd thing, but the best stuff at CES 2008 so far hasn’t really been gadgets but toys. Sure huge home servers, Google loaded GPS systems and High Def camcorders are fun but can they really compete with remote control spy cars – don’t think so. So tomorrow I am itching to take The Spy Video ATV-360 out for a test drive. It’s the next gen of the way cool Spy Video Car from a couple of years back. That fantastic little toy was a remote controlled car that sent video signals from its integrated camera back to the user who could see who was coming on a LCD headset.
The new version the Spy Video ATV-360 has a few new cool tricks in that it the operator can now spin it round 360 degree room scan. In addition it now streams audio as well as video the headset enabling would-be spies to listen in on conversations going on as much as 75 feet away.
The maker claims that the car is also more robust and can deal with treacherous landscapes like, err, laundry strewn bedroom floors.
Sadly we are going to have to wait until autumn before it launches. The first model was available in the UK via Amazon and Argos or around £80. The latest version should be available for around the same.