Coolest Gadgets » Toys Playing with cool gadgets in the ongoing search for the Coolest Gadget Sat, 20 Jan 2018 13:00:38 +0000 en-US hourly 1 ThinkGeek delivers all new Mystery Box Tue, 23 May 2017 19:00:15 +0000

When it comes to offering a unique geeky experience with gadgets, you would not be able to go wrong with the folks over at ThinkGeek. After all, ThinkGeek has offered plenty of zany new devices from time to time, and all of them are of a high quality and standard. In fact, there is a need for more companies like ThinkGeek to keep us gadget lovers happy, and their latest release will certainly pique the sense of excitement and adventure in the form of the Mystery Box of Collectibles.

This is a ThinkGeek Capsule that will arrive in a trio of limited edition mystery boxes that will be full of geeky surprises, arriving at subscribers’ doorsteps in due time. The ThinkGeek Capsule intends to be a limited-edition service which offers fun and geeky items to its customers each month. There will be three uniquely curated Capsules that are full of unique ThinkGeek merchandise which will cost over $50, ranging from t-shirts to pins, desktop replicas, household essentials, and art prints, among others.

In order to make the service’s launch more fun, ThinkGeek will offer five Nintendo Switch consoles for free in an official Capsule launch sweepstakes, which would mean netting the $299.99 for nothing. The first 1,000 subscribers will also be on the receiving end of the exclusive collectible pin of Timmy, which is the classic ThinkGeek monkey mascot. For folks who decide to sign up for the three-month subscription, they can pick up an additional bonus mystery pack of items that will be worth $20.00.

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The Zeus All-In-One Printer – who needs to buy toys when you can make them? Tue, 23 May 2017 18:30:49 +0000 Zeus 3D Printer

We seem to have an unending want of stuff. We’ll try to be choosy and make it things that will actually be useful and applicable to our lives, but when was the last time you went an entire month without buying anything that wasn’t groceries? If you have the capital and know-how, you can avoid needing to buy any tangible bobble again, since you can make it yourself.

Not too long ago 3D printers were something only found in science fiction, and now they can give your imagination and logic a run for their money. Zeus is a plug-and-play 3D printer that will let you start making your first print within 10 minutes of its unboxing. It can be used to make toys, school projects, prototypes, or recreate old objects with ease. It is also fully automated in regards to calibration, so you never have to do any bed-leveling or touching the insides.

Since the parts are modular, you can quickly get to the turbtable and extruder to deal with any potential issues and get back to creating. There’s also the added bonus of having the templates for a number of parts in the machine, meaning you can create backups to have handy or create a new part in a couple of hours. Its max build is 6 x 8 x 5.7” with a max resolution of 80 microns. The 7” color display will let you do on-board editing without needing an external computer, making this a self-contained thing-making machine. This will cost you around $2,337, and you’ll need printer filament spools at around $22 a pop, so it’s an expensive way to pass the time.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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The Fidget Hand Spinner keeps busy minds occupied Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:30:12 +0000 Fidget Spinner

When you’re sitting during a lecture where the professor is going off on a tangent or are stuck in a meeting where your boss loves to hear themselves talk, your mind wanders. It’s hard not to be restless and start tapping your feet, fingers, and playing with whatever is nearby. You don’t want to be rude, but you also don’t want to be bored, and have to find a common space in between the two so you don’t go insane.

We’ve seen tools like the Fidget Cube in the past, but if that novelty has worn off or it has seen so much use that you need a new one, this Fidget Spinner might be a good replacement. This is a toy that has ceramic bearings that you can spin as much as you want without needing repairs, oil, or maintenance. If your spin is powerful enough, it could keep going for over 2 minutes.

These come in a variety of color options, and there’s even a glow in the dark version for those that need something to distract themselves before going to sleep. It’s only 3 inches in diameter, so it can easily go wherever you do. They’ll cost you around $9 a piece, and should survive constant use from both adults and children alike. If you are getting one for a child, check in with their teacher, as what might seem like a good idea could quickly become a nightmare in the classroom.

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The Rollplay Turnado is what your weekend needs Fri, 21 Apr 2017 18:30:27 +0000 Rollplay Turnado

Another Friday has come to pass, and looking back on the week, it’s difficult to say what made it that much better from any other Friday that’s happened over the last month or two. It’s only natural to fall into a rut of ritual and routine, but that doesn’t mean you’re going to be stuck there forever. Just like you might be tempted to buy a sports car for a mid-life crisis, we buy gadgets and toys to break the monotony of life.

The Rollplay Turnado is a go kart that only cool parents would get for their kids. As an adult, and if you weigh 150 pounds or less, then this can also be for you! You won’t be the cool “kid” on the block, but the haters only hate you cause they ain’t you. No need to spend your Saturday moping around at home wondering what you could eat for lunch when you could be blazing down the street at a whopping 12 miles per hour. It will run for 30 minutes on a single charge, and will take 8-12 hours to charge up all the way.

Needless to say it’s a pretty overkill toy, but if you are lightweight it could be $249.99 well-spent tearing up the pavement. It’s recommended for 8 year olds and up, but that means any of us could qualify. If you have the funds to make this 24-volt masterpiece your own, then there’s no reason your weekend should be boring ever again.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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The STIGA SensorScore Table Tennis System sets the record straight Mon, 27 Feb 2017 18:30:19 +0000 STIGA

For those that get competitive, it is imperative that everyone knows what the current score is. It pushes you to focus more if you’re behind, and gives you adrenaline when you’re doing well. The same is true across the board for any type of point-based game whether it’s football or table tennis. If you’ve ever played the latter, then you know how easy it is to lose track of the score.

While most people can be fine with casually batting a ball back and forth, there are those of you who will want the STIGA SensorScore for your home setup. That is, assuming you like table tennis enough to have a table at home in the first place. This is a fully-automated system that uses the ball’s nano-vibrations to determine the score. Just make sure that the table isn’t any thicker than regulation 1” thick or it won’t pick up much of anything. It consists of two table sensors and 1 net sensor, showing the scores one atop the other in orange and blue digits.

In addition to detecting and keeping the score, it will announce the current stats and when it’s time to change serves. If you don’t want to rely on it alone, there’s also a control box that will allow you to manipulate the scores manually. Stay honest, folks. You’ll get the score display, integrated net and sensors in this setup, all of which are very easy to install on your preexisting table. This will cost you around $72, and needs 4 AA batteries to function.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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Newgy Robo Pong 2050 Table Tennis Robot – Practice makes perfect Fri, 03 Feb 2017 18:30:25 +0000 Robo pong

Different things appeal to different people. You might like football while your friend loves ultimate Frisbee and keeps trying to get you to play every Thursday even though you have no interest whatsoever. If that exceedingly specific example doesn’t cover your situation, but you are a table tennis enthusiast, then you likely wish you could practice more, but hate relying on having a human practice partner who might be flaky or not available when you want to play at odd hours.

If you want to be able to put a good backspin on a ball at 2 in the morning, the Newgy Robo-Pong 2050 Table Tennis Robot will be able to help you out. This device will fit your standard ping-pong table, and can push, chop, serve, counter, lob, and fast loop shots so you’re not stuck doing the same thing over and over again. There’s also settings for topspin, backspin, left side spin, right side spin, and a combination spin to give you even more options.

This is meant for very serious players as it costs around $856, and also requires you to have a ping pong table handy. There will also be the matter of buying more balls over time as you’ll likely misplace or damage some of the forty 40mm balls it comes with. There’s a net to save you the trouble of running all over creation to save the balls, and it’s easy to setup and take down if you occasionally want a human adversary. Although, it would be fun to play rapid-fire against this with friends.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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The Aerb Wireless Keyboard Mouse Remote is the puppet master of a smart home Mon, 30 Jan 2017 19:53:17 +0000 Aerb Wireless Keyboard Remote

When you want to turn your home into a smart home, you know it’s not something that you can buy, open a box, and immediately have. You have to purchase separate elements of a smart home, and configure them to all work together. Only after you have all the parts, pieces, and bugs worked out does it start to feel like a futuristic home that you barely have to move a finger to control.

Of course, we’re not quite to the point where your gestures will turn off the lights or adjust the heat, so we need a device that will control our surroundings. This Aerb Wireless Keyboard Mouse Remote will take a little work to use across all your gizmos and gadgets, but once you’re done it will be the one pulling all the strings, and can fit in your hand. This multi-axes pointing device works for all sorts of gadgets and computers simultaneously as a mouse, keyboard, and remote.

You would start with the wireless receiver and remote, though you’ll need to get hold of some AAA batteries to make it do anything. This only costs $14.99, which makes you question how well it plays with other devices. If your aim is to try to cheap out and you don’t mind working through a few buggy aspects, it would likely end up being a reasonable purchase for the cost-conscious consumer.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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AirJamz – the thrill of playing music without actually playing Wed, 21 Dec 2016 18:30:42 +0000 air-jamz

You can pick up a new skill at any stage in your life with enough determination. Whether that’s painting, ice skating, or playing guitar, there’s no such thing as too old or too young to start learning. Of course, if you just want the fun of jamming out with friends without actually knowing how to play an instrument, that’s where air guitar, piano, and lip syncing come into play.

If you’ve decided that you don’t ever want to learn how to play an instrument and only want to stick to playing pretend, then the AirJamz will heighten your playing-but-not-actually-playing experience. This is an app-enabled Bluetooth toy that looks like a guitar pick, and will let you rock out to over 25 songs with up to 4 players at a time. Don’t worry, even if half of your friends only have iPhones and the other half have Androids, this will play nicely with all of them.

In addition to playing air guitar, you’ll also have access to 100+ instrument, laser, and synth sounds. This was designed with sharing in mind, so you can post your best or worst performances on Instagram and Snapchat for the world to see. The only downside to this fun toy is that is costs $39.99, which is a bit much to make your air guitar seem more real. Maybe $20 fun, but not $40 fun. That being said, no price tag is too high if you’re really dedicated to the craft.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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The Sphero Force Band controls BB-8 with the wave of your hand Fri, 21 Oct 2016 20:15:27 +0000 sphero-force-band

When you watched Star Wars for the first time, how badly did you wish you could use the Force? While it is more complicated than simple telekinesis, that part is the one we all hone in on. For kids, that is amplified by a thousand, and they will pretend they have it and wave their arms around like mad regardless of whether or not they actually affect anything in the tangible world.

If you are a kind and giving parent who has gotten your child a Sphero BB-8, or are just young at heart and bought one for yourself, your interest might be peaked by this Force Band. It’s a wearable bracelet will let you control BB-8 through Force gestures like push, pull, and drive. Of course, this wouldn’t be worth spending $79 on if it was reliant on having BB-8, so there are plenty of cool things you can do without having the little droid around.

This toy has two modes, which includes Droid Control and Force Awareness. One obviously needs the Sphero droid, while the other will let you practice channeling the Force to wield a Lightsaber, battle with a blaster (both of which require more toys that are separate costs), or record and view virtual holographic messages in your environment. It’s in the same vein as Pokemon Go in that you would need to have it on and active to find these messages, but you’re not necessarily capturing any cool Star Wars creatures.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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The Ice Meister Slicer All-Season Sled works on snow or dead grass Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:30:11 +0000 ice-meister-slicer-sled

As someone who grew up in a place with real seasons, it’s pretty heart-breaking to move to a place that is dry and desert-like. You would never think you’d miss a rainstorm, but when it only rains in California about once every 3 months, it’s a noticeable thing to miss. That being said, the concept of winter here is a pretty laughable ordeal as you might only need a light sweater at the worst of it.

While there might not be any snow, that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some aspects of “classic winter”. This Ice Meister Slicer All-Season Sled will let you glide down hillsides as if there was freshly fallen powder. It’s a double-walled unibody sled that is meant for one rider that weighs 200 pounds or less. The trick is that there are icers on the bottom which use actual ice so you’re gliding along on frozen water.

This comes with with two ice trays that you fill with water, freeze for 24 hours, and attach the blocks to the bottom of the sled. It’s not light-weight in the slightest, clocking in at 10.7 pounds, so be prepared to get in an arm workout if you’re dragging your kids or just yourself up and down hills. This is an $89.95 purchase that seems like it would be a lot of fun to use, but depending on the temperatures where you live, it might not last you very long.

Available for purchase on Amazon
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