Toys

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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Oralgiene Dental Hygiene Gear Review

The KidGenics 60 Second Time Machine Power Toothbrush We all know that good oral hygiene is important, but as a parent it can be one of the most tedious things that we have to teach to our children. When we aren’t asking them when the last time they brushed their teeth was (usually because their …

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Sony AIBO Review

The AIBO Entertainment Robot ERS-210 is Sony’s 2nd generation robotic dog. The first version (ERS-110) which was released in June of 1999, sold for $2500 in limited quantities. This new version has been made readily available to the public at a much lower price of $1500 and is available in Black, Gold or Silver. AIBO …

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Palm Pilot Robot Kit (PPRK) Review

Product Requirements: Device: PalmPilot Personal, PalmPilot Professional, IBM WorkPad, Palm III, Palm V, Palm Vx, Palm VII? 100K+ free RAM Desktop: N/A Introduction Robots just might be the next big thing, hobby robots are at the “Apple II” stage right now. Between the $2500 Sony Aibo and BattleBots,  robots are starting to get a lot …

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