• Joyboat Is A Quiet, Novice Friendly Joystick-Controlled Electric Boat

    Joyboat Is A Quiet, Novice Friendly Joystick-Controlled Electric Boat

    Riding a motorized boat is fun, but if you enjoy quietly cruising down the water a whole lot better, a sailboat is likely a better option. If the slower speed of sailboats doesn’t quite satisfy you the right way, the Joyboat offers a seemingly suitable middle ground. Made by Sky-Yacht, it’s an electric motorboat that pairs the quiet of sailboats with just a little more speed, allowing you to cruise in peaceful silence while still reaching your destination sooner. While [...]

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  • Scalextric RCS Pro Lets You Control Slot Car Races Like A Video Game

    Scalextric RCS Pro Lets You Control Slot Car Races Like A Video Game

    Slot car racing is fun. While arguing with other racers about how many laps you’ve completed or whether someone jumped the gun too soon can be half the fun, it’s also exhausting. We need a more accurate way to manage those things and that’s exactly what the Scalextric RCS (short for Race Control System) does. If you’re into slot cars, you should be familiar with Scalextric, which has been producing slot car racing sets for a good part of the [...]

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  • Korg tinyPiano: A Toy Piano With Real Instrument Sound

    Korg tinyPiano: A Toy Piano With Real Instrument Sound

    Toy pianos for young children have been around for seemingly forever. Why do you think so many young children grow up to become hipster musicians with no health insurance when they grow up, after all? We kid, we kid. The Korg tinyPiano is a modern update on the popular toy, injecting it with a little more musical muscle under the lid. At first glance, it looks like any of the toy pianos children have played with for the longest time. [...]

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  • Electronic FPS Laser Battle Jacket: Laser Tag, Now In Wearable Form

    Electronic FPS Laser Battle Jacket: Laser Tag, Now In Wearable Form

    This year, wearables are in. Apparently, even in laser tag. Take this Electronic FPS Laser Battle Jacket, for instance, which ditches traditional laser pistols in favor of arm-mounted laser blasters. A laser-shooting play set, it comes with a hooded windbreaker, two arm-mounted blasters and two targets for staging futuristic laser battles. The hooded windbreaker isn’t really necessary to play (you can just put on the blasters and the targets, no matter what you’re wearing), but, hey, laser shootouts are always [...]

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  • Strawbees Let You Build Mechanical Structures From Straw And Cardboard

    Strawbees Let You Build Mechanical Structures From Straw And Cardboard

    We loved the Toobalink for turning erstwhile throwaway cardboard tubes into construction toys. We have to admit, though, the resulting structures it creates aren’t necessarily pretty, with those chunky tubes and equally chunky connectors. Strawbees works in a similar way, except it lets you connect straws and cardboard, allowing for much better-looking custom structures. Made by Creatables, it’s a set of interlocking plastic connectors that you can attach to standard 6mm straws via the protruding arms, allowing you to build [...]

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  • Pocket Drone Can Fit In Pockets, Fly For 20 Minutes And Carry A GoPro

    Pocket Drone Can Fit In Pockets, Fly For 20 Minutes And Carry A GoPro

    Mini-drones that can fit in your pocket are definitely a lot of fun, but the inability to mount an action cam makes it practically useless for traditional spy drone missions. And while regular-size drones are great for that, the size doesn’t exactly make them convenient to carry around. The Pocket Drone changes that. Made by Airdroids, it can fold up into a pocketable bundle, allowing you to slip the whole thing into the back of your jeans when housed inside [...]

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  • Three Man Chess Brings New Strategy And Challenge To The Classic Board Game

    Three Man Chess Brings New Strategy And Challenge To The Classic Board Game

    Playing chess is fun (although we do concede that Space Invader Chess is even more fun). All tabletop games, however, get infinitely even more fun when more people can play. We’re guessing that’s the idea behind the Three Man Chess, a twist on the classic strategy game that pits three players against one another. It uses the same 16 chess pieces as the traditional game, so there’s no wonky new characters to get acquainted with. Each piece also has the [...]

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  • Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard Boasts Intuitive Controls, 12 MPH Top Speed

    Onewheel Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard Boasts Intuitive Controls, 12 MPH Top Speed

    So far, the world hasn’t really settled on its favorite personal transporter. But if the world ever does, it’s going to have to be something compact, reasonably fast and pack serviceable range. While the jury is still out for the Onewheel, it definitely ticks all those boxes. Billed as a “self-balancing electric skateboard that gives you a feeling of flying,” it consists of a deck with a large hole in the center and a large wheel lodged into it, with [...]

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  • WowWee’s MiP Robot Follows Hand Gestures As Well As Smartphone Commands

    WowWee’s MiP Robot Follows Hand Gestures As Well As Smartphone Commands

    There weren’t a lot of robots at CES this year. Those that were in the floor, however, were plenty of fun. One of our favorites from the show is the WowWee MIP. Like many modern toy bots, the goofy-looking automation can be controlled from a smartphone. Unlike them, however, it also allows you to control the robot’s action by using hand motions and object movements. That’s right, it’s a robot that can understand gestures, allowing you to lead it around [...]

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  • Parrot MiniDrone And Jumping Sumo As Seen At CES 2014, Exclusive Pics!

    Parrot MiniDrone And Jumping Sumo As Seen At CES 2014, Exclusive Pics!

    Just like many things that originated from military applications, drones are awesome. But even consumer-quality toy drones tend to sit on the expensive side of the store aisles. If we’re truly going to bring drones to the mainstream, they need to come with a more consumer-friendly price tag. Parrot thinks they just might have the drones for that job. This week at CES 2014, the company announced two new products: the Parrot MiniDrone and the Parrot Jumping Sumo. Unlike their [...]

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  • NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover, Now In LEGO Form

    NASA’s Mars Curiosity Rover, Now In LEGO Form

    Chances are, more than a handful of LEGO hobbyists who also happen to be space nerds have tried building the Mars Curiosity Rover using everyone’s favorite construction bricks. Whether they succeeded in their attempts or not, they can now stop the work and simply pick up the NASA Mars Science Laboratory Curiosity Rover as a boxed-up official LEGO kit. Designed by former NASA engineer Stephen Pakbaz, the set came together through LEGO’s CUUSO social platform (if you’re not familiar, it’s [...]

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  • Dice Reinvented: Doublesix Dice Gives Same 1 to 6 Odds While Allowing Easier Rolls

    Dice Reinvented: Doublesix Dice Gives Same 1 to 6 Odds While Allowing Easier Rolls

    From children’s board games to casino craps tables to carnival hucksters, the traditional six-sided die is a constant and familiar presence. And it has largely gone unchanged, despite the fact that a cube is a horrible design for something intended to be rolled along a flat surface. The Doublesix Dice is an attempt to redesign the classic, offering the same odds for each number to turn up, all while rolling a lot easier over surfaces. Instead of a cube, the [...]

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  • Egg Is An Interactive Cat Toy That Behaves Like A Little Animal

    Egg Is An Interactive Cat Toy That Behaves Like A Little Animal

    Leave your cat alone the house too much and she’s going to start to resent you, doing stuff like peeing on the bed, clawing on the furniture or destroying that cat crib you set up especially for her. Oftentimes, leaving her with a friend to play with is the only way to keep her straight. If getting another cat isn’t in the list of plans, however, you might get away with leaving her in the company of Egg. Unlike other [...]

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  • Rubber Band Machine Gun’s Automatic Trigger Can Dispense 672 Shots In One Attack

    Rubber Band Machine Gun’s Automatic Trigger Can Dispense 672 Shots In One Attack

    When your wife tells you to act your age, she doesn’t really mean to stop playing with rubber band guns like an overeducated manchild right out of The Big Bang Theory. Instead, what she really means is to get yourself a grown-up rubber band gun befitting of your more advanced life experience. No, really, that’s what she means. In fact, we’re 100 percent sure she won’t get upset when you get one of these Rubber Band Machine Guns to add [...]

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  • Visual Spicer Lets You Build A Garage Full of Papercraft Supercars

    Visual Spicer Lets You Build A Garage Full of Papercraft Supercars

    A while back, we featured those awesome-looking Papercraft Pagani Zondas sold by Visual Spice. Apparently, the shop’s owner, Taras Lesko, hasn’t stopped producing even more automobiles in paper form, with a bunch of new vehicles available from the site, including Ferrari F1s, Lamborghini Aventadors and even Bugatti Veyrons. Yep, you can now outfit a tabletop garage with a veritable fleet of papercraft supercars. Just like those Pagani Zondas, these new vehicles feature very elaborate papercraft designs that truly elevate them [...]

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  • Vintage Arcade Skeeball: An Awesome Arcade Cabinet For Your 1930s-Carnival-Themed Man Cave

    Vintage Arcade Skeeball: An Awesome Arcade Cabinet For Your 1930s-Carnival-Themed Man Cave

    Every man cave requires an arcade cabinet to be truly complete. If pinball machines, racing cabinets and retro emulators aren’t quite the kind of games you gravitate towards, perhaps the Vintage Arcade Skeeball will be more to your liking. Sporting a vintage design, the cabinet brings a retro aesthetic that looks genuinely like the classic alley bowlers of old. Set it up in a prominent part of the man cave to instantly flood the room with a jovial and festive [...]

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  • These Blueprint Placemats Show You How To Engineer Simple Kitchen Fare

    These Blueprint Placemats Show You How To Engineer Simple Kitchen Fare

    After seeing these Engineering Blueprint Placemats, I now want an entire cookbook rendered as engineering blueprints. These are so awesome. If I had a doomsday device, in fact I will demand that all instructions, recipes and user guides worldwide be converted to exactly this format. Failure to comply will mean the end of civilization as all of mankind knows it. Created by Awkward Engineer, it’s a set of placemats printed with an engineering-style blueprint that shows instructions for making dead-simple [...]

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  • Surreal Sliced Beer Glasses Make You Think You’re Drunk Well Before Your First Beer

    Surreal Sliced Beer Glasses Make You Think You’re Drunk Well Before Your First Beer

    When I start seeing my beer pint contorting like a belly dancer, I can easily conclude I’m drunk. At least, that used to be the case. Now that someone made a Surreal Sliced Beer Glass, how can I ever be certain about my sobriety again? Designed by Rafal Pilat, it’s a frosted drinking glass that looks like it’s in the middle of splitting into three pieces right before your very eyes. Yeah, similar to the kinds of things you normally [...]

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  • These Gamer Soaps Actually Look Like Real Super NES And Game Boy Cartridges

    These Gamer Soaps Actually Look Like Real Super NES And Game Boy Cartridges

    Making soap in the likeness of retro game cartridges sounds like a really bad idea. I mean, do retro game enthusiasts really take baths? Just kidding, we know they do. Probably not as frequently as their wives and girlfriends would prefer, but we’re pretty sure they take showers, draw baths, and even lather their bodies up with soap while doing it. And we can’t imagine anything more fitting for cleaning soiled gamers than these Gamer Cartridge Soaps. Rather than simply [...]

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