• Moff Wearable Smart Toy Adds Sound Effects To A Child’s Movements

    Moff Wearable Smart Toy Adds Sound Effects To A Child’s Movements

    From futuristic blasters that make laser shooting sounds to robots that make beeping noises to police cars with blaring sirens, it’s fair to conclude that a whole lot of children’s toys serve to function as nothing more than elaborate noisemakers.  So why not just make a toy that creates different kinds of noises depending on whatever you’re playing with?  That’s exactly what they did with Moff. A motion-tracking silicone wristband, it detects a wearer’s specific movements, then produces corresponding sounds [...]

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  • Analogue NT Is A NES Clone In A Sleek And Modern Enclosure

    Analogue NT Is A NES Clone In A Sleek And Modern Enclosure

    Why would anyone want to buld a NES clone in 2014?  We have no idea or more like Why the heck not!.  But, hey, if there is a market for game consoles borne out of manchild nostalgia, so be it.  And while there have been many that came before it, the Analogue NT is inarguably the most beautiful we’ve seen, so you can reclaim some semblance of adult taste while partaking in the ancient joys of Bomberman and Donkey Kong [...]

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  • Neil Young’s Pono Music Player Brings Audiophile-Quality Music To The Masses

    Neil Young’s Pono Music Player Brings Audiophile-Quality Music To The Masses

      There’s no shortage of premium gear for audiophiles, from music servers to DIY headphone kits to USB amplifiers.  And while the unwashed masses have already traded in their iPods for the convenience of playing music on their smartphones, we bet there’s more than a handful of folks on the lookout for a hi-fi portable player to get their snobby-quality music on the go.  Their wait should be over with the launch of PonoPlayer. A portable music player, it’s purposely [...]

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  • Wonki Wands Let You Blow 40-Foot Long Giant Soap Bubbles

    Wonki Wands Let You Blow 40-Foot Long Giant Soap Bubbles

    Sure, you can blow soap bubbles mixing simple solutions and using small cookie cutters you have lying around at home.  And while we don’t doubt they’ll make for plenty of fun, that fun isn’t likely to come close to the fun you’ll have with the giant 40-foot bubbles you can make using the Wonki Wands. That’s right, ridiculously massive soap bubbles stretching as large as 40 feet long — way bigger than the already-amazing 20-foot long bubbles Bubbleinc makes.  Soap [...]

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  • Soundwall Is A Large Speaker Guised As Wall Art

    Soundwall Is A Large Speaker Guised As Wall Art

    Sure, there are plenty of options in gorgeous-looking home speakers, especially when you get to the higher-end of audio gear.   But it’s still going to be quite the chore trying to find something that can go with your existing home design.  The Soundwall eliminates the need for that by integrating all the audio hardware with the art that’s mounted up your wall. From the outside, it looks like a regular art print housed inside a picture frame with speakers hidden [...]

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  • New-Gen 14-Inch Razer Blade Could Be The Ultimate On-The-Go Gaming Computer

    New-Gen 14-Inch Razer Blade Could Be The Ultimate On-The-Go Gaming Computer

    While previous generations of the Razer Blade were solid gaming-specific machines and veritable showcases of clever design, each one always brought something that still left folks somewhat underwhelmed. The 2014 refresh of the 14-inch Razer Blade, however, appears to be ending that streak, bringing what looks, on paper, to be the, hands down, ultimate gaming machine you can take around without breaking your back. Unlike last generation’s disappointing display, the new 14-inch iteration boasts a 3200 x 1800 IPS screen. [...]

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  • Severed Horse Head Pillow: Like In The Godfather, But Cuddlier

    Severed Horse Head Pillow: Like In The Godfather, But Cuddlier

    If you’ve never seen The Godfather, then you won’t be familiar with the horse head scene.  If you’ve seen The Godfather, then you won’t likely forget that exact same scene, which is easily one of the most disturbing in the entire movie.  The Severed Horse Head Pillow lets you recreate that iconic moment in American cinema without the blood and gore of slaughtering an actual thoroughbred. Made by Kropserkel, it’s a life-size horse head plushie styled to resemble the black [...]

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  • Finding Out This Livr App Is Fake Is Like Learning There’s No Santa Claus

    Finding Out This Livr App Is Fake Is Like Learning There’s No Santa Claus

    The promise of Livr is simple and straightforward: it’s a social-based app for drunk people that allows them to interact with other drunk people.  You know, as an alternative to drunk-posting shameful diatribes on Facebook or drunk-dialing your exes during a particularly heavy night of drinking. Will you be doing embarrassing things with this app?  Probably.  But, you’ll be doing so among other people who are drunk enough to be doing similarly embarrassing things.  Plus, there’s a “blackout” button that [...]

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  • Skirmos Is A Programmable Open Source Laser Tag System

    Skirmos Is A Programmable Open Source Laser Tag System

    You were wise to give up laser tag a few years back.  Playing it well into your adult age is far from the coolest thing you can get into, especially as you’re trying to fit into your newfound role of being  a responsible, well-adjusted grownup.  But even the best laid plans get screwed up somewhere along the way and we have a feeling the Skirmos is just the toy to draw you back into the laser tag fold. Billed as [...]

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  • Cone Is A Smart Speaker That Knows And Plays The Music You Want To Hear

    Cone Is A Smart Speaker That Knows And Plays The Music You Want To Hear

    You come home from work.  It’s a lazy Tuesday night.  You open the fridge, bring out the frozen pork belly, turn on the Aroma Grill, and start making dinner.  As you’re slicing the meat, that Chumbawamba song from your childhood starts playing.  You crack a smile, shake your hips, and continue what you’re doing — it’s the perfect song to start the evening.  And you have the Cone Speaker to thank for it. A dedicated smart music device, Cone won’t [...]

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  • Roku Streaming Stick Brings 1,200 Channels in Chromecast-Sized Form Factor

    Roku Streaming Stick Brings 1,200 Channels in Chromecast-Sized Form Factor

    Chromecast’s small size and low price are just two of the things that have allowed it to eat a slice out of Roku’s set-top box business.  And while the company has had a thumb-sized version of their set-top box for a while now (which they now call Roku Ready), requiring an MHL port just made it inaccessible to a whole lot of TV owners.   The new Roku Streaming Stick takes Google’s cue, plugging in to an HDMI and a powered [...]

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  • My Monopoly Is A Brand New Totally Customizable Board Game. Exclusive Photos Inside!

    My Monopoly Is A Brand New Totally Customizable Board Game. Exclusive Photos Inside!

      We’ve seen different versions of Monopoly produced over the years, including one in 3D and another with a control tower.  So far, though, we haven’t seen one that use businesses you could actually customize.  That changes now with My Monopoly, a game set you can personalize with graphics and properties of your choice. Made by Hasbro, the set lets you play for stakes using landmarks and businesses in your locale.  Forget about Park Place and the Boardwalk, you can [...]

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  • AeroBull: Is This The Most Adorable Speaker Ever?

    AeroBull: Is This The Most Adorable Speaker Ever?

    Chances are, you really don’t need another iPod speaker dock.  At the same time, the AeroBull isn’t about something that you need. It’s about something that you’ll want.  And, darn it, how can you say no to this adorable thing? Made by Jarre, it’s an iPod/iPhone speaker clad in the impossibly cute form a bulldog wearing a pair of sunglasses, with a Lightning dock sitting right on its head.  That’s it.  While that description sounds lame, the execution definitely isn’t [...]

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  • COI+ LEGO Power Brick 4200mAh Charger: Even External Batteries Can Be Fun

    COI+ LEGO Power Brick 4200mAh Charger: Even External Batteries Can Be Fun

    External batteries are utilitarian things, letting you grab a hit of juice for your phone even without an open outlet for miles.  But who says they can’t be fun, too?  Certainly not odd-gadget purveyor Brando (yes, those guys that sell everything from Creepy Spy Cams to USB Itch-Removal Gadgets to Air Multiplier knockoffs), who just added this COI+ LEGO Power Brick to their inventory. An erstwhile regular power bank (or external battery), it comes housed in a case that can [...]

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  • Inceptor Board Game Lets You Live Out Your Inception Fantasies

    Inceptor Board Game Lets You Live Out Your Inception Fantasies

    Anyone who loves Inception has probably relived the experience by watching the movie multiple times.  After a few watches, though, that’s bound to get boring.  And the novelty of playing with your Inception Top tends to fade after a while.  Fortunately, you’re about to have another option to get your dream within a dream fix: the Inceptor. Made by Pilot Study, the game takes place inside a dream world, with the board representing the space within the dreamer’s mind.   The [...]

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  • Super Solar Recycler Science Kit Turns Trash Into Motorized Toys

    Super Solar Recycler Science Kit Turns Trash Into Motorized Toys

    I think children have been making toys out of throwaway cans and bottles since our ancestors were kids.  While those makeshift DIY playthings made for plenty of fun, they were definitely far from the sharpest-looking toys around.  The Super Solar Recycler Kit changes that. A set of mechanical plastic toys, they’re designed to attach to cans, CDs, and PET Bottles, turning them into playable vehicles and robot toys.  Even better, the set comes with motors and a solar power generator, [...]

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  • N-Strike Elite NERF Cam ECS-12 Blaster Records Video Of Your Foam Battles

    N-Strike Elite NERF Cam ECS-12 Blaster Records Video Of Your Foam Battles

    Sure, you can probably put a GoPro on a NERF blaster to get yourself first-person footage of your various foam-fighting adventures.  But why bother when you can now get the N-Strike Elite NERF Cam ECS-12, a blaster with an integrated video camera. Granted, the onboard 0.3 megapixel camera’s 20fps video won’t exactly get you anywhere near the GoPro’s full HD quality captures.  Still, this gives you the ability to record stills and video right out of the box, with no [...]

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  • Guardians Of The Galaxy Action Figures Exclusive Pics And Video

    Guardians Of The Galaxy Action Figures Exclusive Pics And Video

    Without question, Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is one of the most anticipated summer movies opening this year. And at the New York Toy Fair, everybody got their first look at Hasbro’s exciting range of GOTG toys. For context to the unfamiliar, the Guardians is a team of space-faring adventurers who are engaged in battle with extraterrestrial villain Ronan the Accuser. They are led by Peter Quill/Star Lord, who earned Ronan’s ire after he stole a powerful orb that the [...]

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  • Lightpack Extends The Show Around Your Television

    Lightpack Extends The Show Around Your Television

    One of the most unique TV accessories we’ve seen in a while, the Lightpack adds ambient backlighting to TVs and monitors, illuminating the wall behind the panel and the space around it.  The best part?  It displays the same colors that appear on the screen, making it look like the show is literally exploding out of the TV, essentially expanding your viewing range. Not only will it turn watching movies and TV shows into an entirely new experience, the unique [...]

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