Geek Toys

water-strider-lego

When I was growing up one of my favorite insects to observe was the water strider (it still is). It was entrancing to watch this creature skate around on the surface of the water. "How does it do that?" I wondered. Now I know (well, at least, the very basic reasons). It uses the high [...]

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monopoly-ultimate-banking-edition-gameboard

For all the people who enjoy Monopoly, but suspect that your banker sometimes cheats, Hasbro’s newest edition, Monopoly Ultimate Banking is coming to the rescue. It will have an ATM that tracks each financial transaction in the game. Playing the game is as before, but each player has a debit card. All money transactions are scanned on the [...]

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Toymaker

If you thought 3D printing hadn't really made it into the mainstream market yet, think again.  In a press release at the New York Toy Fair 2016  Mattel, in conjunction with Autodesk announced the release of the Thingmaker 3D printer. Using the Thingmaker app, kids (or big kids at heart) will be able to browse ready [...]

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bokahblocks

When I was a little kid, we didn't have money for LEGO building toys, so we had Lincoln Logs and Tinker Toys which were both made of wood. Although I would have loved to have bucket of LEGO bricks back then, I enjoyed the toys I did have. Wooden building toys may seem too old [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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