Geek Toys

xtreem-drone-1

I can't explain why, but I'm fascinated by drones. I think it may be because I've always harbored the idea of being a helicopter pilot, but could never afford the schooling. I guess flying a miniaturized version is the next best thing. Previously, I reviewed the Axis Aerius quadcopter, supposedly the world's smallest drone. I [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV, Geek Toys, Reviews
vrshinecon-1

Virtual reality headsets like the much talked about Oculus Rift are the next big thing in immersive entertainment and education. Feeling like you're really part of a game, "traveling" to new destinations without leaving your home and learning new skills from your couch are quickly becoming a reality. Just a few weeks ago, I read an [...]

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Posted in: Android, Audio, Video, TV, Geek Toys, Reviews
darth-vader-humidifier

Our family is in the midst of battling a fearsome foe: the dreaded respiratory virus. It's bad enough having to deal with the fever, aches, chills, and chest congestion but then we have to breathe the bone dry air. After a fitful night's sleep, in the morning, it can make you feel like you've been [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Home and Kitchen, News
Vantage Robotics Snap

In this a new age of drone warfare, you have to set yourself apart in order to catch the public's attention. Vantage Robotics understands this so they came up with a new concept. They designed their drone to fit around the camera they wanted to use. Below are just some of the features from the [...]

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sphero_ollie-iownyou

The Darkside Ollie is one of the latest products from Orbitox, the creator of the Sphero 2.0 robot that my dad and I reviewed this past year. As opposed to their ball-shaped devices, the Ollie is cylindrical and moves via the two wheels/treads on its sides much like a Segway. It was recently released along side BB-8, [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
kl-delorean-1

I love two things in life, my family and the Back to the Future trilogy. The Back to the Future movies have been my favorite since I was a child. They are the only movies that I never get sick of watching. I was recently perusing through IndieGogo when I saw the coolest Back the [...]

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thinkgeek-executive_knight_pen_holder

Having your pen delivered to you in royal fashion can make a good day better and a bad day brighter. The 4" x 5.5" x 5.75" Executive Knight Pen Holder displays a knight kneeling down with arms raised to deliver you your royal implement. The knight is made out of resin and comes with a [...]

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steampunk-binoculars

Interested in retro-futuristic steampunk items? Take a trip back in time with these cool Folding Oculator Encompassor Binoculars with Compass. This device is completely made of brass and unfolds into a small (4" x 4") pair of binoculars. When turned on its side, you can even use the binoculars' fully functional compass. It comes in [...]

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AQUA R2 D2 Refrigerator

Christmas is over and now it's time to get that geeky gift you really wanted this year, like the R2-D2 Moving refrigerator. Yes, someone as finally taken geekdom to a practical level by making this full-size replica of R2-D2 and putting a refrigerator into the body of it. A Japanese company called AQUA is selling [...]

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modrobotics cubelets-14

  There's a never-ending stream of "smart" or robot-themed building toys out there, but there's just something different about the Modular Robotics Cubelets.  I think it's because out of the box, they just plain work the way you'd expect with minimal effort. What are Cubelets?  Well, I'd try to explain, but I think this Modular [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
bionicbird

Drones are a popular gift this holiday season, from expensive professional quality drones like the Chroma Drone that I reviewed a couple weeks ago, to much more affordable ones from online retails like Amazon. Most drones that you see are also called quadcopters because they have four rotors. But I doubt you've ever seen a [...]

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Luma Dice

Are you a board game connoisseur? Do you love the sound of the dice hitting the board? If this is you, Luma Dice, a Kickstarter project may add that last bit of excitement to push you over the edge. Luma Dice is an aluminum dice set that use LEDs to light up the dots on [...]

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Posted in: Gaming Gear, Geek Toys, News
ThinkGeek Star Wars Flatware

We are getting closer and closer to the release of the new Star Wars movie, and with that release we will see more related products to cash in on the hype. Enter the Star Wars Lightsaber Flatware set. This flatware set consist of three pieces (knife, fork and spoon) designed around three famous lightsabers from [...]

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woobots

When I was a teen, I remember thinking how cool the Transformer toys were - you weren't just getting one toy but two. Transforming plastic toys are still sold today, but many are rather disappointing because they are cheaply made. WooBots are an alternative to these. WooBots are wooden transformable robots that are assembled by hand [...]

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Thinkgeek-christmas-1

When it comes to Christmas there are two types of people in the world. The first group hears the word "who" and thinks of Dr. Seuss and the characters from "How the Grinch Stole Christmas". The second group - the more awesome group - hears the same word and immediately thinks of a completely different [...]

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thirstyplant

Technology Will Save Us is a design-led company that makes kits to help people get more hands on with technology. Based in London, they offer DIY Gadget kits, activities and online resources that cater to anyone who wants to learn on things work. Founder and CEO Bethany Koby believes "Making things in the real world [...]

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Microduino-mCookie-Review-Main

Are you a maker? Inventor? Tinkerer? Want to play with Arduino but not sure what modules you need yet? Meet mCookie, a set of cool new magnetic and Arduino-compatible modules from Microduino.  Note: Images can be clicked on to view a larger size. These mCookie modules dramatically decrease the size of prototyping and allow you to work with [...]

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Posted in: Do-It-Yourself, How-To, Geek Toys, Reviews
ultraglow

I'm not a mom, but I can imagine how chaotic a house might become with a few kids running around. In an effort to make things even worse for mom, but more fun for kids, I present the UltraGlow Air Power Soccer Disk. This battery powered disk will let kids and even their parents play [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News
batelle-dronedefender

Drones like quadcopters are incredibly popular. They can be really fun to fly but unfortunately, people can misuse them and that's bad news especially when flying them in sensitive airspace. Since hunting them down with guns blazing is frowned upon, the government and law enforcement now have available to them the Battelle DroneDefender. This defensive [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, News, Outdoor Gear
axis-aerius-11

In the past year or so, quadcopters and drones have exploded onto the scene. What used to be a novelty in Brookstone or the Sharper Image, is now everywhere. I'm not exaggerating when I say I recently saw a shelf full of drones in a local 7-11. I've always wanted to get one, but could [...]

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walkingdead-figures

Tonight starts a new season of one of my favorite shows, The Walking Dead. In celebration of this momentous occasion, I bring you the Walking Dead vinyl dolls from ThinkGeek. There's Daryl, the bad boy with a soft heart and a sharp crossbow. Rick, in full sheriff garb and crazy gleam in his eye, and [...]

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StikBot review

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StikBot is the world’s first social media sharing toy. What exactly does that mean? StikBots are posable figures that kids and adults can use to create stop motion videos that are then shared to sites like YouTube and Instagram. It's a fun idea to get kids interested in film making, but are StikBots the way to [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, Reviews
thinkgeek-peeper-1

While this may not fall into the traditional realm of gadgetry, it does coincide with another love of mine....pranking my wife! The Tapping Peeper is a motion activated figure that attaches to your window with a suction cup. While I can't speak for your loved ones, I know my wife would go running scared if [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Miscellaneous, News
cat-jenga

Cat Jenga. That's right - this game really exists. If you find yourself bored and feel the need to find all the different ways you can stack cats ('cause, heck, you haven't stacked any cats lately), well then this is the game for you. I'm not so sure you can remove any of the cats [...]

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Happy Force Friday!

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Many of you Star Wars fans have already enjoyed your trips to the store to pick up your new Star Wars memorabilia. Others of you may not know much about Force Friday. What is it? Force Friday is the day that retailers like the Disney Store, WalMart, Target, Amazon and Toys-R-Us have started selling new [...]

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