09/06/2011, Here is something for the kids – the Kuchi-Paku Lion Animal Speaker which might just appeal to those who wish their kids had the experience of watching Lion King and getting enchanted by hand-drawn cartoons instead of all the computer rendered, 3D stuff which shows up at cinemas these days. “The lion speaks tonight”, or so the tagline goes, with this £38.99 purchase. Nice to know the Kuchi-Paku Lion Animal […]
08/22/2011, When the name R2-D2 or Star Wars is mentioned, the image of space, adventure, an epic battle and lightsabers come to mind, so while the R2-D2 Planetarium will not be able to provide you any adventure, epic battles or lightsabers, it will be able to provide with you space, or at the very least a projected image of space.
08/10/2011, You know, back in the days when I was a wee lad, the only method of keeping myself occupied was a pencil and a sheet of paper, running around outdoors trying to catch some fish, or getting mental stimulation through the Rubik’s Cube. Those were the pre-Game Boy days, and today, you have children getting all sorts of high tech toys to tickle their imagination. You can Sifteo Cubes to […]
07/21/2011, As a kid, surely you have had experience with a Nerf gun, no? Good news for those who want to relive their childhood (or introduce the video game generation to some outdoor activity) as Nerf has a new set of upcoming blasters for the masses known as the Vortex. While the Vortex line will only arrive on store shelves sometime in September, San Franciscans are a privileged lot as it […]
07/15/2011, Well I don’t know about you guys, but I know what I want for Christmas – the Griffin Helo TC iOS app controlled helicopter. I know it’s only July but Griffin has plans to release this toy during the Christmas season. RC (remote control) hobbyists are probably thinking to themselves, aren’t there better looking, more powerful helicopters that I can get? Sure there are, like the AR.Drone quad-copter, but it […]
07/14/2011, One of the best ways to teach kids about how electronics work is through the use of toys and Plick, robotic building blocks for kids aims to make it as fun and as easy as possible. Plick is an interactive building toy that can be used to create a functional robot, depending on how the parts are connected. Depending on how you attach a Plick piece to an adjoining piece, […]
06/24/2011, Does virtual table tennis sound familiar to you? Microsoft and Nintendo both have that covered thanks to their motion sensing devices with the Kinect and Wii respectively, although the key difference between what they’re offering and what Happinet’s “Hyper Ping Pong” is offering, is that with “Hyper Ping Pong”, you wouldn’t actually require a television or a console, just a table tennis bat.
02/15/2011, Want to know just how cool the Solowheel is compared to Segways? Well, why not check out the video of it in action in the extended post, where you see the rather elderly man riding on it without fear of crashing (and without protective gear, to boot!) while enjoying a lovely day outdoors on a single wheel. Talk about reinventing the wheel! Spotted at the International Toy Fair in New […]
02/06/2011, LEGO is such a wonderful toy for you to play around with, tickling your imagination in the process. Martijn “Dino_Martino” Hellemans of NXT STEP Mindstorms blog fame has been hard at work on a new motorized LEGO tank that is sophisticated beyond your regular Mindstorms creations, where a MTRMX-Nx multiplexer is used to control both NXT servos and Technic motors. Not only that, the entire thingamajic will roll around on […]
02/01/2011, If you’re looking for something that is totally off the charts when it comes to a Rubik’s Cube clone (somewhat – in form but not in spirit), then the Bishop Cubes might just pique your interest. Touted to be the world’s most versatile, three-dimensional, shape-shifting artifact, it actually comprises of interlocking Cubes which will slide into new positions that are able to create an infinite variety of shapes. All you […]
01/25/2011, Steve Jobs pretty much meant using your iPhone for everything when he said “there’s an app for that”. In this case, we’re talking about controlling an RC car with your iPhone. Sure you won’t be able to do it without the help of an additional dongle, from AppToyz, that plugs into your iPhone’s 3.5mm slot (iPhones don’t have infrared support) but once it is in, you just have to download […]
01/17/2011, Just in time for the Golden Globe Awards, the founders of Nanodots have created a new sculpture to commemorate the occasion and to set a new world record. Guinness World Records recently awarded Nano Magnetics for creating the “World’s Largest Magnetic Sculpture” – giant representation of the Golden Globe awards statue that is made from more than 550,000 gold Nanodots and weights over 600lbs! In case you didn’t know what […]
12/17/2010, We know that dinosaurs are hatched from eggs – at least that’s what we’ve been told for so many decades already. Well, the Ple0rb is slightly different, as it is mass manufactured in a factory instead, each one looking the same like the other. It has taken many months of waiting, but at long last, the Ple0rb is ready to rock and roll, costing you a pretty penny in the […]
10/08/2010, Nearly everyone is revolted by cockroaches, and we don’t suppose if cockroaches and flies were to be extinct, the world would mourn over them, right? Well, for the select few who find roaches remotely attractive, the Solar Cockroach might make for the perfect faux eco pet. For $15 a pop, this little puppy comes with a tiny solar panel on its back to help it provide juice to get around. […]