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Have fun with magnetism and motion with new Nanodots GYRO

on Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

I’m more than a little fascinated with magnets. When I was a kid, I would take apart any device that I thought might have a magnet in it just so I could add it to my collection. As an adult, I still love magnets and recently had a 10 foot long steel sheet hung up Read More…

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Magnetie – Reversible magnetic neck tie for the sharp dressed man

on Friday, October 19th, 2012
Posted in: Miscellaneous, News

I’m not a man and don’t wear neck ties, so I don’t know how much suffering has been going on out there as far as ties that flap in the wind or hang haphazardly on your chest. I’m sure it’s a tragic condition and for that fact I’m going to offer you the Magnetie solution. Read More…

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Nanodots Look Delicious, but Don’t Eat Them

on Friday, September 21st, 2012
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

We’ve reviewed a couple different types of magnetic sphere sets before, but these Nanodots seem to be a step above anything I’ve had the opportunity to play with. They are currently available in mega size and in different colors and are priced between $24.95 – $49.95 depending on color and the number of balls in Read More…

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Uncle Milton Force Glove – “Discover the Power of Magnets, You Will”

on Monday, August 20th, 2012
Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, News

From Uncle Milton, the Force Glove disappointingly doesn’t actually use the Force but rather magnets.  The glove is part of their educational Star Wars Science Range. By changing the polarity of the magnets, you can either “Force Push” or “Force Pull” the supplied Droids or Light Sabre. Available for $16.99 from the Uncle Milton Store.

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Get your Geek on with BuckyBars, BuckyBigs and BuckyBalls Chromatics Magnetic Building Sets

on Sunday, July 1st, 2012
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

I find magnetic building sets to be irresistible. I love the pull, resistance and click clack noise as magnets snap together and pull apart. You’ve probably heard of or seen regular BuckyBalls before. They are small BB sized chromed rare earth magnets that can be arranged in really cool configurations. Three new Bucky sets are now Read More…

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Here’s the Golden Globe award I’d like to win!

on Monday, January 17th, 2011
Posted in: News

The founders of Nanodots (small spherical magnets) have created the world’s largest magnetic sculpture, replicating the Golden Globes awards statue made from more than 550,000 gold Nanodots. The sculpture, which was crafted in a Golden Globes gift suite in Hollywood, weighs more than 600 lbs! This sculpture has surpassed the previous world record of 32,786 Read More…

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Tegu Magnetic Wooden Blocks Review

on Wednesday, December 15th, 2010

Well, I did it. I went ahead and bought a set of the Tegu blocks “for my son”. If you will recall, these are wood blocks with magnets in them. This lets you create some unique structures with the box. The front of the box displays a rooster created out of the blocks. The options have Read More…

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Tegu Blocks

on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010
Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets

One of the great things about being a geek and a dad is the new justification for purchasing that being a parent gives you. Sure, my wife did not really buy that the Star Wars Bobble-Heads I bought on Woot were for the boy, but it helped me justify the purchase. My latest interest is Read More…

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Galileo Gravitator

on Wednesday, February 17th, 2010
Posted in: Geek Toys, News

Add some fun to your desk with the Galileo Gravitator from ScientificsOnline.  The Gravitator comes with four spheres decorated to look like Saturn, the Moon, Mars, and Jupiter.  The spheres float within the brass-colored cage of the Gravitator.  The base of the Gravitator have LEDs to illuminate the suspended globe, so it can be used Read More…

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You really need a set of balls – magnetic ones

on Wednesday, July 8th, 2009
Posted in: Geek Toys

Desk DOTs are a set of six .79 inch (20mm) ceramic magnets. Use them as unique paper clips, fridge magnets, or a fun geek toy to keep you amused while at work. They remind me of a giant version of the CyberCube.

NeoCube and CyberCube Neodymium Magnet Sets Review

on Thursday, October 16th, 2008
Posted in: Geek Toys

I’ve loved playing with magnets since I was a kid. I remember that anytime something in the house would break that might have a motor in it, I would snatch it out of the trash, dismantle it and retrieve the
magnets from the motor. I even had a little metal fishing tackle box with tools and scavenged magnets that I kept under my bed. I was an odd child.
:o) Now that I’m an adult, I’m still odd and I still love  magnets. That’s why I was really excited to be able to review two magnetic puzzle sets. One from NeoCube and one from CyberCube.