The grand total for all this firepower? $80, a price that includes a 4 GB SD card that can store up to three hours of video and a clip with 12 darts inside. The Nerf N-Strike Elite Nerf Cam EC5-12 Blaster is scheduled to be released in the fall of 2014.
The classic toy company Nerf swung by the offices ahead of next week’s big Toy Fair convention here in New York to give us a peek at the Nerf N-Strike Elite Nerf Cam EC5-12 Blaster. That catchily titled toy is a new, motorized Nerf gun that adds a camera and built-in viewing screen to the traditional foam gun experience.
A few months ago, I devised a Nerf killcam using a mount and an iron sights attachment from my . It was effective, but basically cobbled-together and expensive. A $200 action camera and an attachment for a $40 Nerf gun make for a pricey toy add-on. Fortunately, Hasbro has released its own official answer to my high-definition killcam: the . It's a clip-on holder for your or that turns it into a digital scope and camera with a free app. At $14.99 (list) it's a fun little accessory if you like Nerf toys and you have an iOS device, but as an Android smartphone user I feel left out.
Sure, you can probably put a on a NERF blaster to get yourself first-person footage of your various foam-fighting adventures. But why bother when you can now get the N-Strike Elite NERF Cam ECS-12, a blaster with an integrated video camera.