Best for Indoor Acrobatics

Swann Quad Starship

The smallest and least complex model here, the Starship weighs 9 oz and is tiny enough to launch from the palm of your hand. Best for entertaining the kids indoors, it has a light plastic body and a rotor guard tough enough to protect it from door frames. And while it has no camera, we were able to get it to transport small objects. (Try sending sticks of jerky from kitchen to couch.) Nice touch: Tap a button on the remote and it performs a perfect flip. Bummer: It has only eight minutes of battery life. [$80; swann.com]