Toys

If you think back to your favorite toys when you were a kid, were they video games or were they toys that let you use your imagination like construction sets and other building toys? I'm going to show my age here, but some of my favorite toys when I was a budding gadgeteerling were Lincoln Logs, Tinker… Read More

New from Fox Chapel Publishing: Fun with Fidget Spinners: 50 Super Cool Tricks and Activities by Australian technology blogger David King. Instead of fidgeting, you can read about fidgeting. This 80-page book full-color paperback book features instructions for a variety of fun tricks that you can do with the latest toy craze - fidget spinners… Read More

Alexa and Siri might answer your questions when you talk to them, but Sphero's Spider-Man is a desk gadget with a personality and sense of humor.  Spider-Man features a premium silicone finish and LCD eyes that show different expressions as well as blinking and glowing. The included charging base keeps his Spidey senses tingling so… Read More

If you aren't sick of hearing about and seeing fidget spinners yet, I have a couple interesting types of spinners from ModernBagel that have been designed for Pokemon fans and fidget toy collectors. Let's take them for a spin (sorry). ModernBagel fidget spinners are handmade, designed, and printed here in the US (Orlando, Florida). That's… Read More

Have you jumped on the fidget spinner bandwagon yet? It seems like where ever I turn, there are fidget spinners in all manner of colors, shapes, and sizes. But no matter which one you buy for your kids (or yourself), someone else can buy the same one. If you're into unique fidget spinners, then consider buying… Read More

Building things with LEGO bricks is fun, but if you want to shed new light on the fun, you should check out Light Stax. Light Stax are LEGO and Mega Blox compatible bricks that light up without wires. Each Light Stax brick contains a LED and electrical contacts on the brick posts. Build your model… Read More

If you've been looking for one more reason why humanity is doomed, look no further than wearable remote controlled animal tails. No, I'm not kidding.  Available in baby fox, baby cat, baby wolf, original wolf, and original cat models, these wearable tails attach to your belt for some tail wagging, tail trembling, and the ever… Read More

Imagine this... you're racing your RC car along the ground when an unexpected obstacle suddenly blocks your path. Instead of crashing, the car zooms into the air where you continue controlling it in flight. If that sounds like more fun than Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, then you have to check out this RC flying car… Read More

Oh LEGO, you know the way to a geek's heart is through their love of rockets and space. Just take a nice long look at this ultra cool model of the NASA Apollo Saturn V rocketship. Designed by Felix Stiessen and Valérie Roche of the LEGO Ideas team, this model is a 1:110 scale replica… Read More

Fidget toys have become very popular lately and it seems like everywhere I look there's a new crowdfunding campaign for a spinning toy. Fun, but not unique. That's where the Kururin flipping toy is different. It's made of wood and designed to tumble end over end across a flat surface. Watching someone play with a… Read More

Dinosaur loving kids and adults alike will be the envy of every geek in the cafeteria when they in with this T-Rex head lunchbox. The Dino Case is designed like the world's most popular but extinct reptile, the Tyrannosaurus rex. By the way, did you know that rex means king in Latin? Now you do… Read More

Usually, I write about a specific product in my news stories and reviews for The Gadgeteer. But recently I came across a website that blew me away with their models. The Little Planet Factory builds models of our solar system including realistic meteors (or small bodies as they are listed on the web page). These… Read More

Over the course of my time with the Gadgeteer I've had the opportunity to review several different drones. I've reviewed big drones, little drones, and video drones. Two such drones, the Axis Vidius 420P video drone, and the Axis Aerius quadcopter, both flew well, but the Vidius was a bit bigger and had a built-in camera… Read More

Drones have become a little boring in the last year or two because they are all pretty much the same. Parrot is changing all of that with their Mambo drone that comes with cannon and grabber attachments that take drone flying fun to the next level. The Parrot Mambo Drone can pair with your smartphone… Read More

Fidget toys are the latest gadget craze for geeks. Stop chewing your pen cap or twirling your pencil and grab the Orbiter fidget toy from TEC Accessories. It's a fun and unique stress reliever. Let's take it for a spin - literally. The Orbiter is a two-piece fidget toy made of grade 5 Titanium, Neodymium magnets, and… Read More