For a small toy this is lots of fun. It's ideal for young kids, but I'm pretty sure the grown ups will be having a go when the kids are asleep! It's usb charged, which doesn't take long and they you're up and ready to fly. Turn it on & gently throw it into the air - it has a gyroscope inside that helps it balance correctly. It can be controlled by hand using it's infared sensors. Put your hand on the side and it will move across in the opposite direction. Put your hand underneath and it will move up and hover. It's capable of doing stunts, but to be honest we haven't tried that feature yet. Straight forward flying has been our focus of fun at the minute. It's so cute and the design is great for safety. There's no blades to cut fingers on and the whole unit seems very robust. It would make a fantastic stocking filler for kids at Christmas.