Toys

Mist of Dreams Fog Lamp

I first saw one of these things on display at the local fair. They were asking $50 to $150 for sets like this, and I thought they were REALLY cool, but not $That$ cool. So I decided look them up on Ebay later that day and took some pics with my camera phone (I’d never …

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XenoFreaks PIX Sports Multi-Function Sports Light

Product Requirements: Two 3V CR2032 Batteries Sometimes it pays to blend in with the crowd and not catch any unwanted attention. However, there are some times when getting others’ notice is exactly what is wanted, whether it be for safety or individual expression. For those that have the need of high visibility with a twist, …

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Original GeoMag / GeoPanel Magnetic World Review

Okay, I know that this may be bordering on the “Too Much Information” threshold, but I’ll confess that when I was a kid, I loved magnets. Not many things would make me happier than coming across an old speaker that I could dismantle to remove its magnet disk. Ball bearings were the other thing that …

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PixelBlocks Translucent Building Blocks Review

Product Requirements: Too much time on your hands…and you must be over the age of three – preferably over the age of six When I was a kid, I loved building things. As I progressed through childhood it mattered not whether the medium was wooden blocks, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, or eventually Legos and my …

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CanDroid Review

Robot fanatic? Bendable action figure maven? Junk art connoisseur? If you can identify with any of these titles, then you will probably get a chuckle from the CanDroid robot construction kit toy from Hogwild. This metal kit gives you all the parts necessary to build a retro looking robot thingy that will stand guard over …

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UberOrbs Review

  Ready for a cube toy that is unique, weird and addictive? UberOrbs (recently renamed from Magnetoids) will be the first item your co-workers will pick up when they visit your desk. What are they? They are two highly polished, elliptical shaped magnets that are made of a of smooth ceramic or glass like mineral …

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TV Games Video Game Systems Review Updated

Product Requirements: Device: Television with RCA inputs 03/18/04 Update: Pac-Man TV Game review added below The other day, a package arrived from Jakks Pacific. There in the bottom of the box was a Spongebob Squarepants TV game system and an Activision TV game system. I guessed that the folks at Jakks Pacific must have noticed …

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Combat DigiQ Tanks Review

I have always loved tanks. There is something about the treaded behemoths that gets my testosterone running in rivers and before I know it, I am beating my fists against my chest and grunting like Tim Allen. So, when the opportunity came along to take a look at the Combat DigiQ series of radio-controlled tanks, …

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SuperPlexus Review

A Perplexing Positional Puzzle for Patient Persons I’m a gadgeteer.  It’s true.  Sometimes I have to have the latest and greatest no matter the cost (financial ouch).  So why am I so impressed about this $15 borderline electronic device?  Read on, I dare you! I saw this ingenious contraption at a friend’s house.  The online …

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