Spy Kite gives you bird’s eye view


spy-kiteSummer’s here for those of us living in the northern hemisphere, and it is a good idea to go out and get enough sunlight wherever you are before the chill of autumn descends yet again, ushering us into another winter season. While you’re outside, you might as well take full advantage of the situation by spending some time with family, bringing your kid to the nearby park and flying a kite with him. What you didn’t let Junior in on was this – yours is a Spy Kite.

Available only at Hammacher Schlemmer, this is the kite equipped with a digital camera, enabling you to take aerial pictures from as high up as 80′. The camera secures to the underside of the 47 1/4″ x 23 1/2″ delta wing kite and can be set to take a picture at 15-, 30-, 60-, or 90-second intervals. It can store up to 25 pictures at 640 x 480 resolution or as many as 305 pictures at 320 x 200 resolution on its built-in 4 MB memory. When your flights are complete, the camera connects to your computer running Windows XP or Vista via USB for image downloads. The kite is made from durable nylon with sturdy fiberglass supports. Requires two AAA batteries.

We can think of many purposes where this can be used, so don’t be surprised if you happen to be sunbathing in the buff and seeing this kite hovering above your compound. How many of you out there will fork out $89.95 for this?

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