• (Video) Sphero 2.0 Review – Apps, Driving, and Swimming with Orbotix Spherical Robot

    (Video) Sphero 2.0 Review – Apps, Driving, and Swimming with Orbotix Spherical Robot

    I like robots. I like robots a lot. Reading Asimov as a little kid, I thought being a robopsychologist was a real job. It wasn’t, but Orbotix might just have the next best thing. Rolling out their updated Sphero 2.0 robot, I was really excited to get my hands on one. Let’s open it up and take Sphero for a spin! I only managed to get two “ball” puns into this description. I hope to see more puns in the comments on this video! For more info on Sphero: http://www.gosphero.com/

     
  • Review: Swann’s iFly Micro Lightning RC Helicopter

    Review: Swann’s iFly Micro Lightning RC Helicopter

    I suck at RC. I had a little race car when I was a kid. Just trying to get it to run around an oval track was a frustrating experience–especially when friends of mine were going to track events on a regular basis. Lately I’ve been getting my hands on some incredible RC flying toys. From $20-ish mall kiosk jobs, to the Force RC fighting copters, to the gorgeous AR Drone. Swann dropped the iFly Micro Lighting in my hands, and after some of these premier devices I was a touch skeptical. Thankfully, the iFML has a few tricks up its rotors…

     
  • Versatility Without Compromise: The Ken Block Gymkhana Fiesta from Traxxas

    Versatility Without Compromise: The Ken Block Gymkhana Fiesta from Traxxas

    In the world of motor sports, the skills necessary for gymkhana are almost contradictory: Cars need to have precision handling for the technical demands of the timed course, while at the same time be loose enough to drift and spin when required. When Traxxas was tasked with creating a licensed version of the Ken Block Gymkhana Fiesta, they had to craft a vehicle that was versatile enough to handle all of the demands of a gymkhana road course; unfortunately, when we think of something being “versatile,” we usually think “Jack of all trades, master of none.” This is NOT the case with the Traxxas. Read on, and find out how this 1/16 scale beast will satisfy both the road racer AND the drifter in the family…without making any compromises.

     
  • Swann’s Air Attack RC Helicopter: Our Review

    Swann’s Air Attack RC Helicopter: Our Review

    I think our own Editor-in-Chief, Mitchell Whitfield, put it best when saying that there is nothing wrong with “embracing your inner man-child.” So when I was asked to review the Air Attack RC Helicopter from Swann, my inner man child and I both jumped for joy. After all, there’s nothing like getting a new toy when it isn’t Christmas or your birthday–but this toy was special to me, since Ive loved anything and everything RC ever since I was little. Cars, boats, airplanes, the whole sha-bang. But most recently, because most of them are so affordable and easy to fly, helicopters have been at the top of my list–and the Air Attack from Swann has definitely been one of my favorite copters to fly. Alright, lets fly into the hardware, shall we? Ah, word play. Anyway, if you read Mitchell’s review of the Micro Hornet, you know that Swann has […]

     
  • For Under $40, Swann’s Micro Hornet Has it All

    For Under $40, Swann’s Micro Hornet Has it All

    I learned years ago that there’s nothing wrong with embracing your inner man-child; because of this, my love of toys, video games and RC has never dissipated. One particular segment that’s captured my heart in the last year is RC helicopters. Unlike radio control planes, helicopters can be flown indoors and are pretty easy to fly–and the prices are much more reasonable. So after getting a bunch of emails from you, our loyal readers, we realized that you were getting a bit confused and overwhelmed by the number of helicopters you’ve found at your local malls and hobby shops, and needed a little push in the right direction to help you find a great little heli for less than $50. Well guess what? Help has arrived–and our recommendation may surprise you…

     
  • RageGage Saves Your Expensive Gadgets from Inevitible Death

    RageGage Saves Your Expensive Gadgets from Inevitible Death

    Have you ever been so frustrated that you just wanted to smash something? The pure pleasure of taking a wrecking ball to your office PC would make you that much happier – but alas – you just can’t do it, so the frustration builds. Hark! There’s something out there designed specifically for these moments – and its called the RageGage. Available in a variety of colors and configurations, the company’s opening line really describes the whole concept: “Punch-friendly gadget saves thousands in medical bills and legal fees, and keeps expensive gear, coworkers, and nearby onlookers safe from rage-explosions.” What’s more, this clever device is also connected! Download games and software to smash your Facebook friends, custom games and much more! Check the full release after the jump…and get smashing!

     
 

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