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Camera equipped R/C toy from Wild Planet

Techstination feature for Friday, November 26, 2010

A remote controlled toy equipped with a camera? I'm Fred Fishkin with technology BootCamp, a report on gadgets and gear. It is called the Spy Video Trakr from Wild Planet. Looking kind of like a robotic vacuum... the remote controlled toy is equipped with a color camera, a microphone and transmitter. And what it sends back is viewable on the controller's color LCD screen or saved on a memory card. Wild Planet's Kim Bratcher says while it is designed for kids 8 and up....

"The car can be in my boss' office and I can be sitting back at my desk and I can see, using the QVGA camera, on my color LCD screen on the handheld remote. It comes with apps already installed including infrared night vision."

It's actually pretty sophisticated stuff that kids and their parents can create apps for as well. The price, about 130 dollars, not including the, gulp, ten double a batteries you'll need. There's more info at You can find us at I'm Fred Fishkin.

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