Run drone reconnaissance on your own neighborhood with the Spy Hawk (£250; roughly $400). This unique RC glider sports a built-in 5 megapixel camera that streams a live video feed back to the 3.5" LCD on the controller, which also holds an SD card for recording your flights. Of course, all of that isn't much good if you can't keep the thing in the air, which is where the intelligent autopilot comes in — fly it up to the required height, switch it one, and a built-in gyroscope will work to keep it level, even in gusty winds. Or you could just tie your iPhone to a balloon and pray — totally up to you.
Just because it's a flash drive doesn't mean it's impervious to damage. Protect your mission-critical data when traveling while storing it on a LaCie RuggedKey ($40-$70). Available in 16GB and 32GB capacities, these speedy USB 3.0 thumb drives come encased in Neil Poulton's distinctive orange rubber design, and support AES 256-bit data encryption to keep your data safe from non-external threats.
You might want to try re-reading that. Indeed, the Evanta 1959 Aston Martin 1:1 Scale Model (TBA; Auction) is just as big as the original, arriving on a parts tree that measures just over 20' x 11'. Included in this insane kit are four Aston Martin wire wheels with Dunlop race tires, a "Mota Lita" 15" wood-rimmed Aston Martin steering wheel, a pair of race seats, an aluminum gear knob and lever, a full dashboard, a replica of the LeMans trophy, and an Aston Martin cap signed by Roy Salvadori and Carroll Shelby, who drove the original to victory at the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Among the many casualties of the digital music revolution was the mixtape — although a custom CD could come close, it didn't carry the same "I worked on this for hours" weight as the venerable cassette. While it still won't carry quite the same weight, the MakerBot Mixtape ($25-$39) tries its hardest to revive some of that lost aura. Available in versions for those with MakerBots and those without, it offers 2GB of memory, the ability to playback MP3 files, a standard headphone jack, a four-hour battery life, an included USB cable for loading it up, and three buttons which offer a total of five functions: play/pause, skip forward, skip backward, equalizer, and reset. Although if it really wanted to be like a cassette, it would just play the songs in order, with an annoying "switching sides" sound in the middle of the playlist.
Prepare to meet the padlock of the future. The Master Lock DialSpeed Padlock ($25) uses an electronic directional interface in lieu of a traditional combination wheel, letting you program multiple personalized codes and access a permanent backup master code should you ever forget yours — and boy would that have come in handy in high school. Other features include a boron carbide shackle, a wide metal body that can be opened with one hand, and a battery good for five years of life. [Scouted by Jason]