RC Toy

One of the best parts of being a father is being able to play with toys with my children. Despite my age, I'm still a child at heart; I have roughly the same maturity level and attention span as my children. I often find myself having just as much fun with my children's toys as they [...]

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This Star Trek-inspired quadcopter has four 3.5" diameter propellers for superior flight stability;  its "six-axis stabilization allows it to be tossed into the air and throttled up simultaneously".  The U.S.S. Enterprise Quadcopter  (15.5"  x 9.75"  x 4.25", 4 ounces) is designed to look like the Enterprise of the 1979 movie, and it has ten LEDs [...]

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Galaxy ZEGA tank game review

I've always loved remote controlled toys, and my son (age 10) has always had a fascination with tanks.  Recently he made a Lego tank of his own design, complete with the treads.  When I saw the Galaxy ZEGA remote control tank game, I knew I had to give it a try. I had never heard of [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Kid Gadgets, Reviews

Sphero has recently released a new member to their robotic ball series, the SPRK+. The Gadgeteer Kid and I know the world of Sphero pretty well, having reviewed the original, second generation Spheros and more recently the DarkSide Ollie. The new clear plastic SPRK+ takes the experience to a new level. The SPRK+ is not only meant to be played with [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News

Drones are becoming ubiquitous in society; you can buy them everywhere from Best Buy to 7-Eleven. There is an incredible amount of variety available should you be interested in a drone. I've had the opportunity to review drones big and small, expensive and cheap. Recently I was given the Eachine E10C mini video drone to [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Geek Toys, Reviews

A couple of months ago, I was given the opportunity to review the Axis Aerius drone. It was my first time trying out a drone; my family and I had a blast using it. The Aerius was pretty simple to use and relatively inexpensive at $35.00. I thought it was an excellent drone for anyone [...]

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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

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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Posted in: Geek Toys, News

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

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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Posted in: Geek Toys, News

Over the years I've reviewed quite a few remote controlled toys including cars, tanks, planes, helicopters and more. They were all fun to play with for a little while, but none of them were nearly as much fun as the Chroma Drone with Stabilized CGO3 4K Camera that I've been testing from Horizon Hobby. Drones [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Outdoor Gear, Reviews

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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Posted in: Geek Toys, Reviews

I want a drone. I have no idea what I'd really use one for, but I want one anyway. When the folks at Silverlit asked if I would like to review their new SpyCam Nano, I was really excited because first of all it's a drone with a built-in camera and secondly, it's so small [...]

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Posted in: Camera Gear, Geek Toys, Reviews

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rRy6uTpyAvw Whether you are interested in wireless charging, remote control cars or Formula E race cars, you'll have to admit that this video promoting Qualcomm's Halo wireless charging technology is very cool. The video shows driver Lucas di Grassi in a Formula E race car racing against a tiny remote controlled replica that uses Qualcomm's [...]

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Posted in: Car Gear, News

Back in 2012, the gadgeteer Kid and I did a joint review of the original Sphero programable, robotic ball. We had a good time playing with it; using it to not only entertain ourselves but the dog and cat as well. Recently the Orbotix engineers and designers have introduced a second generation Sphero robot ball [...]

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