This is a cheap fun gadget that any gadget geek would love!
I bought one of these 'for my son' for Christmas. We went to my parent's house and it was a huge hit -- easy to fly, fantastic hovering and a real sense of flight in front of your nose and in your living room. It goes for about 5 minutes of fly time for 20 minutes or so of charge and our's didn't break -- although there are lots of horror stories of them doing so. Highly recommended. It's funny to think -- when I was a kid, we made a hovercraft out of a little electric motor and egg box. The batteries were connected with wire to mnimise the weight. Nowadays, the batteries are rechargable and small enough to put on board. There are some great (more expensive) 4-rotor&motor 'copters out there that work on a similar principle to this one. I can't wait to see what we get in a few years.