The Axis Vidius is a quadcopter that fits in the palm of your hand -- it's roughly 1.5 inches square -- yet it's able to livestream and record video in 420p. Axis says its Vidius model is the smallest-ever camera-equipped drone, and it's so tiny that users don't have to [register it with the Federal Aviation Administration](http://www.engadget.com/2015/12/14/us-drone-operators-must-register-with-the-faa-by-february/) (meaning it weighs less than .55 pounds). The FAA launched its online drone-registration program in December. It requires all pilots, even hobbyists, to register their robots by February 19th -- it will generally cost $5 per registration, but the FAA is waiving this cost through January 20th. Information in the registry will be [public record](http://www.engadget.com/2015/12/18/faa-confirms-that-drone-registry-info-will-be-public-record/). In the program's first two days, the FAA collected [45,000 registrations](http://www.engadget.com/2015/12/23/faa-drone-registrations-strong/).
The teensy Vidius drone may appeal to those who don’t want to deal with federal paperwork before flying, though it does have limitations. Pilots can stream a live video feed from the 'copter via WiFi, though it has a flight time of just five to seven minutes on a 20-minute USB charge. Vidius comes with a 2.4 gHz controller, and users can pilot it with a smartphone or tablet, as well. Vidius is up for pre-order now with a ship date of January 29th at the latest. It’s on sale for $75 before January 7th; afterwards, it’ll be $95.