CES 2015: Drones, Drones and More Drones

Some of the coolest devices in action at the Consumer Electronics Show.

ByABC News
January 7, 2015, 3:06 PM

— -- Big drones, small drones, drones you can wear, drones that shoot selfies.

The flying objects -- think electronic birds equipped with a camera -- have officially invaded the show room floor at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The fascination with drones is at an all-time high. Patrick Moorhead, principal technology analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy, told ABC News that he estimated there were at least twice as many drones from the previous year at CES.

"What it comes down to is the fascination with any type of object that can be controlled like a robot," Moorhead said. "What makes drones so awesome is, historically, it had been so hard to operate anything that can fly."

Flying high is the new go-to experience, impressing users the same way a remote control car or boat may have ten or 20 years ago.

Parrot Minidrones can fly, roll and jump as they record photos.

A drone from FlyHawk buzzed around a pin at CES and even snapped a "dronie." (That's a drone selfie.)

Nixie, another product ABC News checked out at CES, combines two of the biggest buzzwords in tech right now: Drones and wearables.

Self-admiring techies of the future will instead be able to turn to Nixie, a drone worn on the wrist that can detach, take flight and snap photos from countless different perspectives.

The technology, which uses Intel's Edison chip, took the $500,000 grand prize at the chip maker’s "Make It Wearable" contest in November.