As soon as my son opened it he knew what to do... Its allows them to create their own adventures.
I purchased for our grandsons ages 8 and 10. They are computer literate so they will be very busy with these racers. I did purchase the track separately and I`m sure they will have hours of enjoyment watching their "journeys"
My Grandson, spent Christmas doing videos with his video racer. I'm waiting for him to send me a video from the ski hill where they are snowboarding. A great toy.
My son loved the car video. Yes it doesn't last long, but that is expected.
Bought it because it was the last one on clearance, and my nephew had been talking about it. I would have bought black, but it wasn't the one that was on sale.
We charged it up, set up a track, and sent it down a few times with other cars for effect. Behind a car, in front of a car backwards, by itself, etc...
+Pro: It's quick enough to keep up with the "Track Star" cars, so you can use it to get fun shots of your other cars.
+Pro: It's easy to use with a Mac. Plug it in, download to iPhoto, open iMovie, and start editing.
-Con: QVGA (320x240) resolution @60fps. Basically too small to do anything with.
-Con: The package doesn't tell you what resolution it records. They make you buy it to find out.
-Con: Waaaaay too expensive for the video that you'll get from it.
-Con: Unless your kid wears kid gloves, expect those wheels to get bent.
Overall, I could justify spending the money on this if at least one of the following were added to it: 1) VGA resolution @60fps Minimum; 2) Replaceable Wheels with an Extra Set. Preferably BOTH.