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Author Archive: Paul Strauss

Edifier S2000Pro Speaker Review: Amazing Sound in a Compact Package

Edifier S2000Pro Speaker Review: Amazing Sound in a Compact Package
There are numerous powered speakers on the market, but the vast majority of them make some compromises to provide integrated amplification. Not so with the Edifier S2000Pro series. These bookshelf-sized powered monitors are about as good…

Marvel Battery Packs are Adorable, But Don’t Pack Super Power

Marvel Battery Packs are Adorable, But Don’t Pack Super Power
Power up your gadgets in the cutest way possible, with these adorable battery packs based on Marvel’s superheroes. They look a whole lot like Funko’s Dorbz figures, but each of these cartoony characters packs a 2,600…
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Where the Wild Things Are Gets the Balloon Animal Treatment

Where the Wild Things Are Gets the Balloon Animal Treatment
Despite it being a little trippy, Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are is still one of my favorite books from my childhood. As our young protagonist Max enters the world of the Wild Things, he…

Hatsune Miku Keytar Bag: J-Pop Purse

Hatsune Miku Keytar Bag: J-Pop Purse
Japan is home to some wonderful creations. One of the more popular franchises of the past decade has to be Hatsune Miku, a fully digital J-Pop musician, whose vocals are created synthetically. The vocaloid singer’s voice…

The Milton Bradley OMNI Was an 8-Track Tape Board Game

The Milton Bradley OMNI Was an 8-Track Tape Board Game
Boy, it’s been a really long time since I saw or heard an 8-track tape. These technological antiquities were insanely popular back in the 1960s and 1970s, but gradually went the way of the dinosaurs as…

Chewbacca Kong Climbs the Empire State Building

Chewbacca Kong Climbs the Empire State Building
It’s been awhile since there was a good King Kong movie. But I don’t think the solution is bigger and badder visual effects. I think the problem is Kong himself. The Planet of the Apes movies…

Keep Your Pencils in a Shark

Keep Your Pencils in a Shark
Despite what the Discovery channel, JAWS, and Sharknado might have us thinking, most sharks are pretty decent creatures, and aren’t in the ocean just to chomp off your legs. They’re also very useful creatures, providing a…

The Elbow Reinvents the Portable Cassette Player

The Elbow Reinvents the Portable Cassette Player
Somewhere in my basement, I have a box of old cassette tapes. Most of them aren’t store-bought ones, but custom made mixtapes that I created for myself, back in the days long before CD players, MP3s,…

Playable Operation Cake: Surgical Sweets

Playable Operation Cake: Surgical Sweets
Operation was one of my favorite board games growing up – because it really wasn’t a board game at all, but an opportunity to play around with electricity and pretend to be a surgeon. So what…

Flat-pack Star Trek Starship Kits Let You DIY Starfleet

Flat-pack Star Trek Starship Kits Let You DIY Starfleet
If you’re a Star Trek fan, here’s something a little different for your collection. These kits from OzpinsFactory let you assemble your own starships from sheets of laser-cut birch plywood. These models are really nifty, and…

RIZE Ferrofluid Display Mesmerizes with Magnetism

RIZE Ferrofluid Display Mesmerizes with Magnetism
Lava lamps are so 40 years ago. If you want a cool moving display for your desk, you’ll want to check out RIZE, a slick desktop plaything which uses the power of magnetic ferrofluid to create…

Stegosaurus Lamp: Pretty in Prehistoric Pink

Stegosaurus Lamp: Pretty in Prehistoric Pink
I have it on good authority that stegosauruses (or is it stegosauri?) were not green or brown as we originally thought. It’s a fact that they were entirely pink. I recently learned this while shopping on…

Road Runner vs Wile E. Coyote LEGO Build: Beep Beep Zip Bang!

Road Runner vs Wile E. Coyote LEGO Build: Beep Beep Zip Bang!
Road Runner… The coyote’s after you… Road Runner, if he catches you, you’re through! Now you can’t get that theme song out of your head either. Maybe this awesome LEGO build will get your mind off…

People with Geeky Glass Sculptures Shouldn’t Throw Stones

People with Geeky Glass Sculptures Shouldn’t Throw Stones
I think glass is one of the most amazing art mediums out there. It’s really difficult and dangerous to work with, but in the right hands, it can create amazing, intricate forms. If you’re into collecting…

Open Your Bottles with a Beetle

Open Your Bottles with a Beetle
I don’t know what it is about horned beetles, but I find them quite creepy. I think it must have been that scene from The Mummy where one crawled under the guy’s skin, or when thousands…

Literal Cigarette Lighter: Ready, Aim, Fire!

Literal Cigarette Lighter: Ready, Aim, Fire!
I don’t smoke, nor do I advocate filling your lungs with tar and nicotine. But if you must reach for a cigarette, let it be this one. This whimsical lighter is designed to look just like…
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