Started by "Wired" former editor-in-chief Chris Anderson, 3D Robotics produces some of the most innovative consumer-grade drones on the market. The price tag will be a prohibiting factor for some, but if your enthusiast is truly interested in diving into this exciting new technology, the 3DR Iris will put him right on the cutting edge. Pilots can set the Iris to navigate autonomously between waypoints using software that runs on Windows, OS X and Linux. Plus, smartphone apps allow users to draw a path for the drone to follow. And with the Follow-Me function, pilots can make the Iris follow any ground station device equipped with a GPS antenna and a 3DR control radio.